Arden-Arcade, California

Arden-Arcade is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. The population was 96,025 at the 2000 census. However, the population is now estimated at 83,000 due to a change in borders after the census. It is east of the city of Sacramento and west of the community of Carmichael.

Arden-Arcade is a principal city of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Arden-Arcade is located at (38.605154, -121.379750).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 19.0 square miles (49.2 km²), of which, 18.9 square miles (48.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.58%) is water.


Arden-Arcade covers approximately . Its northern border is Interstate 80, its southern border is the American River, its western border is Ethan Way and its eastern border is Mission Avenue.



Arden-Arcade is served well by 3 major highways. Interstate 80 runs on the northern part of community and also serves as a northern border. Just to the east of the CDP is the Capital City Freeway and just to the south of the American River (the community's southern border) is Highway 50. Major east-west thoroughfares include El Camino Avenue, Marconi Avenue, Arden Way, Alta Arden Expressway, and Fair Oaks Boulevard while major north-south thoroughfares include Fulton Avenue, Watt Avenue, Howe Avenue, and Eastern Avenue.

Many of the Major Arterial streets that criss-cross through Arden-Arcade are named for the major inventors of the Industrial Revolution. Watt Avenue (James Watt - Steam Engine) Howe Avenue (Elias Howe - Sewing Machine) Whitney Avenue (Eli Whitney - Cotton Gin) Edison Avenue (Thomas Edison - Light Bulb) Marconi Avenue (Guglielmo Marconi - Radio) Fulton Avenue (Robert Fulton - Steamboat) Morse Avenue (Samuel Morse - Telegraph) and Bell Street (Alexander Graham Bell - Telephone)


Arden-Arcade is home to some of the best shopping in Sacramento County. Town & Country Village, which has been around since the 1940s, is a specialty shopping center located at Fulton and Marconi Avenue. The newly renovated Country Club Plaza lies at the corner of El Camino and Watt Avenues, and Pavilions is an upscale shopping and dining center located on Fair Oaks Boulevard east of Howe Avenue.

Country Club Plaza

Country Club Plaza Mall is a shopping mall located in Arden-Arcade. It is anchored by Gottschalks, Macy's and Ross Dress For Less. It was opened in the 1960s but was recently renovated. It has of Gross Leasable Area.


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Del Paso Country Club

Del Paso Country Club is a private country club located within Arden-Arcade. The Club was founded in 1916 on what had once been part of Rancho Del Paso. Membership is by invitation. The Club includes newly renovated 18-hole golf course, state-of-the-art fitness center and other facilities.


Arden-Arcade has some of the more posh neighborhoods in the Sacramento area. There are neighborhoods (especially along the American River and the American River Parkway where there are homes that are well in the two million dollar range. However, there is also significant amounts of housing that are priced more affordably.



Incorporation Plans

There is a group of citizens that are currently working to turn the Arden Arcade CDP into a new city. For the incorporation proposal appear on the 2008 ballot, 9,500 signatures were necessary. Over 13,500 signatures were collected, most of which were collected by paid petition canvassing. The signatures have now been validated. The borders of the city fall between the Capital City Freeway and Fair Oaks Boulevard. A narrow strip of the Arden-Arcade, between Fair Oaks Boulevard and the American River, along the American River Parkway, was dropped from the incorporation proposal after polling revealed a lack of interest--bordering on hostility--to the proposal. This area, although isolated, would remain unincorporated and would continue to rely on Sacramento County government for municipal services if the incorporation were to be approved.

Interest has also been expressed by the city of Sacramento to annex Arden-Arcade to the city. Unlike other Census-Designated Places like Carmichael and Fair Oaks, residents in the Arden-Arcade area have Sacramento ZIP Codes (of the pattern 958XX) and Sacramento postal addresses. The City would have to file an annexation application with the Local Agency Formation Commission. Opponents of annexation could opt out by filing protest petitions, and the annexation would be subject to a vote of the area. The City of Sacramento's last inhabited annexation (College Greens) was in the late 1950s. While it expressed interest in the Arden-Arcade in the 1960s, the City of Sacramento failed to bring an annexation proposal either to a vote or a protest proceeding.


There is often graffiti throughout the area which reads "Free Arden" or "Arden Republic". The first claim would suggest Arden-Arcade's will to be an incorporated city, whereas the second claim would suggest an independent nation. The creators of the graffiti are unknown.

Arden-Arcade Community Planning Council

The Arden-Arcade Community Planning Council is a nine member council that helps make decisions for the community of Arden-Arcade. These nine members are appointed by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors.
Kris Balaji
Ziggy Robeson
Anthony Hernandez
Melinda Eppler
Hal Silliman
Elka Wheeler
Marc Ensgstrom
Steve Eggert
Greg Peterson

State and Federal

In the state legislature Carmichael is located in the 1st and 6th Senate Districts, represented by Republican Dave Cox and Democrat Darrell Steinberg respectively, and in the 5th and 10th Assembly Districts, represented by Republicans Roger Niello and Alan Nakanishi respectively. Federally, Carmichael is located in California's 3rd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +7 and is represented by Republican Dan Lungren.


Population by Year
1960 73,352
1970 82,492
1980 87,570
1990 92,040
2000 96,025
2005 94,284
As of the census of 2000, there were 96,025 people, 42,987 households, and 23,427 families residing in the CDP. However, in 2001 the official boundaries were shortened thus reducing the population to 86,000. The population density was 5,084.9 people per square mile (1,963.7/km²). There were 44,818 housing units at an average density of 2,373.3/sq mi (916.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 77.36% White, 6.02% African American, 0.96% Native American, 4.86% Asian, 0.43% Pacific Islander, 5.18% from other races, and 5.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.98% of the population.

There were 42,987 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.8% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.5% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,335, and the median income for a family was $51,152. Males had a median income of $38,935 versus $31,743 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,530. About 9.9% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

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