About the City of Elk Grove
Elk Grove is a high-quality suburban community of approximately 176,000 people, located 14 miles south of the California State Capitol in the State’s affordable Central Valley. Elk Grove is a young, ethnically diverse, modern city that was incorporated in 2000. Elk Grove is a family- and business-friendly community, with low crime, excellent schools, over 100 community parks, excellent dining and shopping options, numerous annual events and festivals, and over 270 sunny days per year. Median Household Income is $83,000, the median home value is $415,000, and 62% of adults over 25 are college educated. Major corporations like Apple, Amazon, AllData, and the State of California call Elk Grove home. Commercial rents and land costs are affordable, and the City has virtually no seismic risk. Elk Grove is governed by a five-member City Council consisting of the Mayor and four Council members. Elk Grove operates its own Development Services, Public Works, Finance, and Police Departments, and is served by the Elk Grove Unified School District, and the Cosumnes Community Services District (fire and emergency medical services and parks and recreation).