Arden Arcade is in Sacramento County, California. The population was 92,186 at the 2010 census. It is east of the city of Sacramento and west of the community of Carmichael. Arden-Arcade is a principal locality of the Sacramento Arden Arcade Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The Arcade Meadow of Oak Trees was used as a staging area to load by rail transport all horses out to Kentucky, and beyond, from about 1880 to 1905. There were 24 barns with 64 stalls each and out buildings to support the manpower needed for the horse racing business. Among the oldest surviving buildings in the area are the Arden Middle School, built in 1914, and the Del Paso Country Club, from 1919, named for the original Rancho on which it was built. The first residential neighborhoods in the area were constructed in the 1920s and 1930s, as the city developed over the river, but many more were built later.
Country Club Plaza is an indoor shopping mall located in Arden-Arcade. It is anchored by Macy’s. It also houses a Sports Chalet, and an Off Broadway Shoes along with some smaller tenants. The Niello family’s Niello Auto Group owns many of the car dealers in this area including Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar, Maserati, Mini, and Volkswagen. Von Housen owns the Mercedes Benz dealer at Howe Avenue and Alta Arden Expressway. He also sells Smart Cars on the same site. Kuni sells Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GM on the same site on Fulton Avenue. 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 a newly renovated 18-hole golf course, a state-of-the-art fitness center and other facilities.
Arden-Arcade has some of the more affluent neighborhoods in the Sacramento area. There are neighborhoods along the American River and the American River Parkway with million-dollar house prices. However, there are also significant amounts of housing that are priced more affordably. Neighborhoods with upscale houses include Wilhaggin, Sierra Oaks, Sierra Oaks Vista, Arden Park, Arden Oaks, and some of the areas surrounding the Del Paso Country Club.
The closest thing that California has had to a governor’s mansion since 1967 was located in Arden-Arcade from 1984 until 2004. Governors George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson, and Gray Davis each occupied a house on Lake Wilhaggin Drive in the Wilhaggin area.
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.