Data on this report is based on areas within the legal city boundary, outlined in black on the map. Any additional neighborhoods shown on the map are associated with the city by name and are included for reference only.

Sacramento, CA
Real Estate & Demographic Data

Sacramento profile

Living in Sacramento

Sacramento is a very large city located in the state of California. With a population of 528,001 people and 194 associated neighborhoods, Sacramento is the sixth largest community in California.

Also of interest is that Sacramento has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Sacramento telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.07% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Sacramento is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Sacramento is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

The citizens of Sacramento are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.84% of adults in Sacramento have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sacramento in 2018 was $39,336, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,344 for a family of four. However, Sacramento contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sacramento is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sacramento home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sacramento residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Sacramento also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sacramento include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

In addition, Sacramento has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.31%).

The most common language spoken in Sacramento is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.