Rancho Cordova is located in Sacramento County, California. It is part of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area. The population was 64,776 at the 2010 census. Rancho Cordova is the Sacramento area’s largest employment sub-center, with a daily influx of over 55,000 commuting employees, many of those commuters use Sacramento Regional Transit’s Gold Line. In 2010 Rancho Cordova was named as a winner of the All-America City Award.
Originally called Mayhew’s Crossing and Hangtown Crossing (circa 1855) during the Gold Rush era, the area was renamed Mayhew Station and Mills Station (circa 1900), respectively. The city itself was named after the Cordova Vineyard, which was located in the center of the Rancho Rio de los Americanos land grant.