About Carmichael, California
Carmichael is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is situated approximately 10 miles northeast of downtown Sacramento, with an area of 13.8 square miles, of which 13.5 square miles is land and 0.3 square miles is water. The area experiences a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The population of Carmichael was 77,358 at the 2024 census. The community is known for its abundance of oak trees, giving it a more rural feel compared to its neighboring cities. Carmichael is home to several parks and recreational areas, including Ancil Hoffman Park, which features golf courses, nature trails, and a nature center. It has a thriving arts scene, with various local art galleries, theaters, and live music venues. The Effie Yeaw Nature Center, located in Carmichael’s Ancil Hoffman Park, provides educational programs and exhibits about the local wildlife and natural history. The community hosts various annual events, such as the Carmichael Concerts in the Park series during the summer months. The Carmichael Farmers Market, held on Sundays, offers a wide variety of fresh produce, crafts, and food vendors.