Sacramento, CA
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Sacramento is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 495,234 people and 171 constituent neighborhoods, Sacramento is the sixth largest community in California.

Unlike some cities, Sacramento isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sacramento are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sacramento is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sacramento who work in office and administrative support (15.45%), sales jobs (9.61%), and management occupations (8.62%).

Also of interest is that Sacramento has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Sacramento, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Sacramento are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.

The education level of Sacramento citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.68% of adults in Sacramento have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sacramento in 2010 was $27,146, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,584 for a family of four. However, Sacramento contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sacramento is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sacramento home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sacramento residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Sacramento also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.14% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sacramento include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Sacramento's cultural character, accounting for 22.41% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Sacramento is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.