Citrus Heights is a city in Sacramento County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 85,071. As of 2006, the city's total increased to 86,883.
Citrus Heights is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Citrus Heights is located at(38.694702, -121.290548). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.2 km² (14.4 mi²), all land. The city incorporated January 2, 1997 (1 January according to the official city website), becoming only the fifth city in Sacramento County.
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As of the census of 2000, there were 85,071 people, 33,478 households, and 21,660 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,288.9/km² (5,929.3/mi²). There were 34,897 housing units at an average density of 938.9/km² (2,432.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.64% White, 2.87% African American, 1.01% Native American, 2.85% Asian, 0.34% Pacific Islander, 3.56% from other races, and 4.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.04% of the population.
There were 33,478 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $43,859, and the median income for a family was $51,207. Males had a median income of $38,614 versus $29,399 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,744. About 5.6% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature Citrus Heights is located in the 6th Senate District, represented by Democrat Darrell Steinberg, , and in the 5th Assembly District, represented by Republican Roger Niello. Federally, Citrus Heights is located in California's 3rd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +7 and is represented by Republican Dan Lungren.
In January 2006, the City of Citrus Heights formed its own police department. The department attracted lateral police officers from 62 different police agencies throughout California. Under the leadership of police chief Christopher Boyd, the newly formed department took over law enforcement responsibility from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department on June 26, 2006. The police department is a full service agency, with specialty units such as SWAT, Special Investigations, Traffic and School Resource Officers. The department operates its own state of the art communications center, which answers 911 calls and dispatches police units throughout the city.
Average annual precipitation in Citrus Heights is approximately 22.9 inches (580 mm)
The acoustical environment commonly violates environmental noise guidelines as set forth by Sacramento County, the county guidelines calling for residential levels not to exceed 60 CNEL (Community Noise Equivalent Level). For example sound level measurements in some established residential areas are above the value of 63 CNEL. Most of the noise content in Citrus Heights is contributed by motor vehicle operation, with smaller amounts coming from aircraft noise and other sources.
Citrus Heights is well known by Sacramento area residents as a very dog-friendly city because there is no barking dog ordinance. An owner of a barking dog will never be compelled to deal with the issue unless a private citizen personally files charges and a judge orders the action. Barking dogs reported to Citrus Heights Animal Control will only result in a form letter with dog training tips being sent to the offending resident.
Contributing to the noise and bad neighbor problems is that Citrus Heights Code Enforcement does not actually enforce the city code directly, but admits to most of the time sending the complainant and the code violator to arbitration as part of their Dispute Resolution Program.