Sacramento, CA Community Profile: Data

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Sacramento: Basic Info

Sacramento is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the City of Sacramento is the formal official name. It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sacramento County at latitude 38.5816 and longitude -121.4944. The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Sacramento has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 97.92 sq. miles and a water area of 2.19 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sacramento: New Helvetia.

Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

Also See: Sacramento, CA ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

Sacramento: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data

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The Sacramento Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Sacramento (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Sacramento ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the City of Sacramento with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, California Congressional District Maps and a Map of Sacramento County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Sacramento Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Sacramento Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all California Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Sacramento Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Sacramento. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Sacramento area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 475,303
Population in Households 467,202
Population in Familes 356,617
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,101
Population Density1 4,854
Diversity Index2 85
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 177,125
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 104,982
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 193,185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83,770 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 93,356 (48.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,060 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $196,250
Average Home Value $238,453
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,533
Average Household Income $62,114
Per Capita Income $23,504
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.44% 0.75%
Households 0.34% 0.67%
Families 0.28% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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 Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Sacramento to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 100th
Population Density1 # 241 84th
Diversity Index2 # 154 90th
Median Household Income # 974 36th
Per Capita Income # 850 44th
Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 3,653 California cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: August 1, 2014.

The information on the 120,914 California Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: August 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps are updated four times per year. Last Update: January 6, 2014.