Living in Sacramento, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Sacramento SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
6

Sacramento, CA Crime Report

18,746
Total Crimes
3,697.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
43.95%
Above National Average

Sacramento, CA Cost Of Living

119
Sacramento's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average

Sacramento, California Info Snack

Sacramento (/sækrmnto/; Spanish: [sakamento]) is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County. It is at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California's expansive Central Valley, known as the Sacramento Valley. Its estimated 2016 population of 493,025 makes it the sixth-largest city in California, the fastest-growing big city in the state, and the 35th largest city in the United States. Sacramento is the cultural and economic core of the Sacramento metropolitan area, which includes seven counties with a 2010 population of 2,414,783. Its metropolitan area is the fourth largest in California after the Greater Los Angeles area, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the San Diego metropolitan area, and is the 27th largest in the United States. In 2002, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University conducted for Time magazine named Sacramento "America's Most Diverse City".
Population
495,011
Unemployment
8.0%
Poverty
18.3%
Median Home
$313,400
Median Income
$58,456
Median Rent
$1,179

Sacramento, CA Photos

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Rankings for Sacramento in California

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Map Of Sacramento, CA

Population over time in Sacramento

Year Population % Change
2017 495,011 1.1%
2016 489,650 1.1%
2015 484,530 0.8%
2014 480,566 0.9%
2013 476,075 1.0%
2012 471,477 0.9%
2011 467,467 0.8%
2010 463,537 0.9%
2009 459,511 -
Crime/100k Sacramento CA USA
Violent Crime 656.6 447.4 368.9
Murder 7.1 4.4 5.0
Robbery 207.5 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 421.9 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 3040.6 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 542.6 416.2 376.0
Larceny 1929.4 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 568.6 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Sacramento

White
32.5% (160,691)
African American
13.0% (64,582)
American Indian
0.3% (1,672)
Asian
18.6% (92,077)
Hawaiian
1.7% (8,358)
Other
0.5% (2,444)
Two Or More
4.7% (23,359)
Hispanic
28.7% (141,828)
Race Sacramento CA USA
White 32.5% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 13.0% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 18.6% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 1.7% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.7% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 28.7% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Sacramento, California

Less than $10,000
6.2% (3,069,454)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.4% (3,184,889)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.4% (4,633,107)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.8% (4,380,338)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.3% (6,075,648)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.8% (8,795,822)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.5% (6,196,491)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.6% (7,218,651)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.2% (3,075,131)
$200,000 or more
5.8% (2,871,564)
Income Sacramento CA USA
Less than $10,000 6.2% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.4% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.4% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.8% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.3% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.8% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.5% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.6% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.2% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.8% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Sacramento

Female
51.2% (253,223)
Male
48.8% (241,788)
Gender Sacramento CA USA
Female 51.2% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.8% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Sacramento for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
8.0% (39,600)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (34,650)
High School / GED
21.0% (103,952)
Some College
22.0% (108,902)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (44,550)
Bachelor's Degree
21.0% (103,952)
Master's Degree
8.0% (39,600)
Professional Degree
3.0% (14,850)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (4,950)
Education Sacramento CA USA
< 9th Grade 8.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 21.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 21.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

4 Reviews & Comments About Sacramento

Overall User Rating
4.2
/5

Lady Augusta in California

I was born and raised in San Francisco and moved to Sacramento 6 years ago. It's safer being among the rednecks. In SF I was constantly among rabid liberals, feral street people and through the roof rents. I feel right at home in SAC. It does have it share of snobs in some neighborhoods but as long as you stay away from Whole Foods, it's OK. There are at least 5 gun stores here and go to the shooting range for fun and sport. You can't do that in SF.


HomeSnacks User

its so beautiful there to me, i am from la where everything is so cramped and its just not like that in Sacramento everything looks clean and well kept and even the people seem more friendly.

all the space is what stood out to me the most, they have so much space to grow, also the scenery is so much nicer than other places its all wilderness vrs buildings and traffic


HomeSnacks User

its very nice to experience for this city. so very like for this city.so very very happy.

this is places of very nice and very very good and super.this places.


HomeSnacks User

Im from Sacramento, currently live in Los Angeles. Sacramento is not ghetto! Yes, every city have their less than desirable neighborhoods. Every city near L.A or the Bay area should be on the list before Sacramento. This article makes for good entertainment, you cant believe everything you read on the internet

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