The City of Roseville was incorporated April 10, 1909 and is a Charter City, operating under the council-manager form of municipal government.

Roseville is located in Placer County 405 miles north of Los Angeles, 102 miles northeast of San Francisco, and 16 miles north of Sacramento, the state capital. Roseville encompasses 43.05 square miles.

The Economic Development Department tracks many different statistics and demographics for the City and is based on the City's fiscal year, which runs from July 1st through June 30th.