Placerville (pronounced PLASS-er-ville; formerly Old Dry Diggings, Dry Diggings, and Hangtown) is the county seat of El Dorado County, California. The population was 10,389 at the 2010 census, up from 9,610 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Placerville, is located at 38°43′45″N 120°48′11″W / 38.729267°N 120.803000°W / 38.729267; -120.803000. It is located along U.S. Route 50 where it crosses State Route 49 and is the location of several traffic signals along the highway, which is otherwise a freeway.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15.1 km²), over 99% of it land.