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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Carmichael is approximately 68,869 (2007), 61762 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 21,383 (2000), 26036 (2010).
The amount of land area in Carmichael is 27.879 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Carmichael is 10.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.298 sq kilometers.
The distance from Carmichael to Washington DC is 2513 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 11 miles. (as the crow flies)
Carmichael is positioned 38.63 degrees north of the equator and 121.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Carmichael elevation is 123 feet above sea level.
Carmichael per capita income is $ 26,811 (2000).
Carmichael median income is $ 47,041 (2000).
The Carmichael median home price is $ 173,000 (2000).


in central California about 12 miles from Sacramento. Other nearby communities include Foothill Farms, Rancho Cordova, North Highlands, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Arden-Arcade, Gold River and La Riviera.
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History & History Related Items

The area where Carmichael is now located was once part of a large Mexican land grant made in 1844 to Joel Dedmond. Daniel Carmichael bought about 2,000 acres of land here in the early 1900's. It was known as Carmichael Colony No. 1. He later bought more acreage and called it Carmichael Colony No. 2.

Here is a history page for Carmichael with a picture of Dan Carmichael, the founder of the community. He then divided up the property into lots and began to sell them off. The first settlers bought in 1907. As the area grew, a business district eventually developed.
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Jensen Botanical Gardens 8520 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael, CA
Hours: 8 am to Sunset
A 3 acre botanical garden

Carmichael Park

Chatauqua Playhouse
High quality and entertaining theatrical productions
Phone: 916-489-PLAY

Effie Yeaw Nature Center
inside Ancil Hoffman County Park
2850 San Lorenzo Way, off Tarshes Drive in Carmichael
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Carmichael City Government

Carmichael is an unincorporated community and, as such, is governed by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors.

Carmichael Chamber

Carmichael Chamber Of Commerce
6825 Fair Oaks Blvd, Suite 100
Carmichael, CA 95608
Phone: 916-481-1002

Carmichael Organizations

Carmichael Chamber Of Commerce
6825 Fair Oaks Blvd, Suite 100
Carmichael, CA 95608
Phone: 916-481-1002

Carmichael Libraries

Carmichael Regional Library
5605 Marconi Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608-4411
Phone: 916-264-2700

Carmichael Schools

San Juan Unified School District
3738 Walnut Ave.
Po box 477
Carmichael, CA 95609-0477
Phone: 916-971-7700

The San Juan Unified School District is the 9th largest school district in the state of California. (1-2000) Carmichael


The population of Carmichael was:
1930 - 700
1940 - 2,000 (approx.)
1950 - 4,499
1990 - 48,702
2000 - 49,742
2007 - 68,869

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 20,661
2000 - 21,383

Median age:
2000 - 40.0 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 47,041
2005 - $ 55,600

Median house value:
2000 - $ 173,000
2005 - $ 438,500

Carmichael is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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