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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Rocklin is a suburb of Sacramento with a population of 61,697. Rocklin is in Placer County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Rocklin offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rocklin there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rocklin and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Rocklin are highly rated.
About Rocklin...
Population
61,697

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$421,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,468
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    36.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    22
    40.7
  • Robbery
    45.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    331.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,275.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    174.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Rocklin

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$91,995
National
$55,322
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Having lived in several different cities, I can honestly say that Rocklin is one of the better ones. Driving around the streets and neighborhoods, you can see they are maintained, clean, and the landscaping is always well tended to. The roads are smooth and painted to clearly see lines, etc.. The parks I have visited are always clean and appear to be well kept. The schools are highly rated. There are many community activities throughout the year. I walk in the morning and night and have always felt safe. Everything, including medical care is a 10 minutes drive away-no freeways!
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Rocklin is a pretty average town where nothing really happens. It's overall pretty safe but recently there has been a drug and vape problems around the local public high schools. In terms of drugs, it's mostly weed and no one to my knowledge has been seriously injured because of it. High school and middle school students are prone to social anxiety and other mental health issues such as depression. Rocklin public schools, specifically high schools, are relatively competitive. As a town, Rocklin is overall Republican conservative, middle to upper middle class, and a vast majority of residents are white although there is some diversity, mainly Asian and Mexican. Houses and apartments are kind of expensive. It's pretty much a suburban bubble.
Overall Rocklin is an okay place to live. They have many great opportunities in terms of education, recreation, safety, and overall things to do. Rocklin High puts a lot of time into making the educational experience worth while even though the Rocklin School Board continues to keep more money for themselves and not invest in teachers and school programs such as the arts. The teachers do so much while barley getting paid which results in talks of striking and constant arguments with the board. The downside of living in Rocklin is that a lot of people are very close minded, fake, and rude. It was fine at first but after spending time in Rocklin you will notice how bad of an environment it becomes. Overall, I would neither recommend or not recommend Rocklin because if you can handle some of the bad apples of Rocklin, go for it.