About 72,200 residents live in Folsom, California. Those residents have several opportunities for higher education. Without leaving town, residents can attend Folsom Lake College, a much loved community college. They also have the option to attend Brandman College, which offers more than 53 accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 25 locations. Students can also attend Cosumnes River College.
The largest employer is Intel Corporation, a semiconductor chip maker. This company employs about 6,500 people. The second-largest employer is the California State Prison and the fourth-largest is the Folsom State Prison. Together, they employ about 2,300 people. Other large employers include Verizon, with about 1,100 people.