Sacramento County CA Information


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, 2014 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 # 27 55th
Per Capita Income # 27 55th

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Sacramento County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,446,857
Population in Households 1,423,596
Population in Familes 1,145,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 23,261
Population Density1 1,500
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 522,122
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 344,086
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 564,194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 290,294 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 231,828 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 42,072 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $219,652
Average Home Value $261,975


Median Household Income $53,244
Average Household Income $71,189
Per Capita Income $26,012
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.46% 0.75%
Households 0.37% 0.68%
Families 0.35% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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.

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