Sacramento County CA Information


Sacramento County Subdivisions

Sacramento County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,482,455
Population in Households 1,459,233
Population in Familes 1,173,551
Population in Group Qrtrs 23,222
Population Density1 1,537
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 530,692
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 350,162
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 572,308 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 295,803 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 234,889 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 41,616 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $294,900
Average Home Value $342,249


Median Household Income $57,291
Average Household Income $77,357
Per Capita Income $28,201
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.91%
Households 0.51% 0.79%
Families 0.52% 0.8%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Sacramento County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sacramento County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 88th
Population Density1 # 7 90th
Diversity Index2 # 22 64th
Median Household Income # 24 60th
Per Capita Income # 27 55th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.