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West Sacramento, California - Basic Facts

The City of West Sacramento had a population of 53,011 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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West Sacramento, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 53,011
Daytime Population: Workers 31,166
Daytime Population: Residents 28,766
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 59,932
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 52,624
Population in Familes 42,595
Population in Group Qrtrs 387
Population Density2 2,466
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $56,605
Average Household Income $75,968
Per Capita Income $27,151


Total Housing Units 19,853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,726 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,990 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,138 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $317,216
Average Home Value $338,522


Total Households 18,715
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 12,474
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.16% 1.12%
Households 0.99% 1.06%
Families 0.93% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 2017 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 # 179 88th
Population Density # 539 65th
Diversity Index # 362 76th
Median Household Income # 749 51st
Per Capita Income # 856 44th

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