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West Sacramento, California - Basic Facts

The City of West Sacramento had a population of 52,167 as of July 1, 2016. West Sacramento ranks in the upper quartile for 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 West Sacramento is located at latitude 38.5544 and longitude -121.5487 in Yolo County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Sacramento (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.5 sq. miles and a water area of 1.35 sq. miles. Yolo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of West Sacramento (GNIS ID: 2412228) 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.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of West Sacramento is located within East Yolo CCD of Yolo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Sacramento population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 52,167
Population in Households 51,886
Population in Familes 42,060
Population in Group Qrtrs 281
Population Density1 2,427
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 18,370
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 12,271
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,681 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,508 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,863 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,311 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $291,704
Average Home Value $318,795


Median Household Income $54,836
Average Household Income $72,621
Per Capita Income $25,819
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 1.09%
Households 0.85% 0.98%
Families 0.82% 0.96%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.

West Sacramento, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Sacramento to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 180 88th
Population Density1 # 540 64th
Diversity Index2 # 364 76th
Median Household Income # 759 50th
Per Capita Income # 873 42nd

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