Sacramento, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Sacramento, California - Basic Facts

The City of Sacramento is the 6th largest city in California with a population of 477,381 as of July 1, 2015. Sacramento ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sacramento is located at latitude 38.5666 and longitude -121.4686 in Sacramento County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sacramento (see map below) encompass a land area of 97.92 sq. miles and a water area of 2.18 sq. miles. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Sacramento has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sacramento population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sacramento: New Helvetia.

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Sacramento, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 477,381
Population in Households 469,626
Population in Familes 358,962
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,755
Population Density1 4,875
Diversity Index2 85
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 178,121
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 105,802
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 194,106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83,586 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 94,535 (48.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,985 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $237,737
Average Home Value $285,308
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,406
Average Household Income $64,526
Per Capita Income $24,417
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.69%
Households 0.38% 0.61%
Families 0.38% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
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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Sacramento, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sacramento to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 6 100th
Population Density1 # 244 84th
Diversity Index2 # 160 90th
Median Household Income # 976 36th
Per Capita Income # 846 45th

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