Placer County is among the best educated, almost 95% of adults in this county have a high school diploma or better. Auburn is the county seat. County population is above 385,000. A Median family income is almost $74,000, and the median home value is currently $495,000.
Placer County is in Northern California and is part of the Sacramento metropolitan area. It includes part of the Sacramento Valley and part of the Sierra Nevada, plus 40% of Lake Tahoe. Its area is 1,500 square miles.
Placer County was formed three years after the discovery of gold in 1851. Gold mining was their primary industry through the 1880's but as the years went on, this was replaced by an agricultural industry (farming and harvesting).