Roseville is a city located in Placer County California. Roseville has a 2023 population of 159,078. Roseville is currently growing at a rate of 2.34% annually and its population has increased by 7.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 148,435 in 2020.
The average household income in Roseville is $123,513 with a poverty rate of 6.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Roseville is 39.2 years, 38 years for males, and 40.2 years for females.
Roseville (formerly known as Roseville Junction, Junction, and Griders) is located in Placer County, California. Roseville is the county's largest city and part of the Sacremento metropolitan area. It's the third largest city in Greater Sacramento after Sacramento and Elk Grove. In recent years, Roseville has been consistently ranked as one of the top cities in the United States in which to live.
In 1870, while then known as Junction, Roseville had a population of only 115. By the turn of the century, Roseville grew to 400 people. Due to the growth in the railway industry in the town over the 10 years that followed, that 400 jumped significantly to 2,608 people.
This would continue somewhat consistently over the following decades during the decline of the town’s reliance of the railway industry. The evolving employment sectors until the 1980s saw an increase of more than an additional 20,000 people, the 1990s over 35,000 people, and the 2000s almost 40,000 people. This lead the population to stand at 24,347 people, 44,685 people, 79,921 people and 119,809 people in 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010 respectively.
In the years following 2010 growth has slowed down considerably when compared to the previous 50 years of growth. As of 2019, the population stands at 135,000, a near 3,000% increase in the last almost 100 years, and a more than 5,000% increase since the time of the city’s incorporation in 1909. A recent report placed Roseville near the top of a report on California population growth with the county expected to add another 150,000 residents (https://www.rosevilletoday.com/news/roseville/roseville-and-rocklin-near-top-in-california-population-growth/) over the next 20 years.
The city of Roseville began as the stage coach station known as Griders. In 1864, the Central Pacific Railroad arrived in the region and met the California Central Railroad line at Griders. At this point the region became known as Junction, eventually being renamed Roseville. The town then became incorporated as a city in 1909 and expanded rapidly. For decades the city was a small railroad town. When WWII began, the rail yards became very busy and the region enjoyed a building boom.
During the growth of the air travel industry in the 1950s and the creation of the national Interstate Highway system, the prominence of the railroad industry started to shrink. Roseville moved into other employment sectors.
The following decades saw relatively large and steady population growth as various investments were made into the city. The population grew as major retailers and shopping centers moved into the area.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Roseville was:
Two or more races
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Average Family Size
Average Household Size
Rate of Home Ownership
Less Than 9th Grade
9th to 12th Grade
High School Graduate
High School Graduation Rate
The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 88.4%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.26%.
Other Indo-European Languages
Asian and Pacific Island Languages
81.14% of Roseville residents speak only English, while 18.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 10% of the population.
Overall Poverty Rate
Male Poverty Rate
Female Poverty Rate
The race most likely to be in poverty in Roseville is Other, with 21.48% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Roseville is Multiple, with 4.61% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.12%.
Overall Marriage Rate
Male Marriage Rate
Female Marriage Rate
The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War
World War II
Less Than 9th Grade
High School Graduate
Bachelors or Greater
Veteran Poverty Rate
Veteran Disability Rate
Labor Force Participation
Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Roseville
86.36% of Roseville residents were born in the United States, with 64.34% having been born in California. 4.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.