Sacramento, CA
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Sacramento profile

Living in Sacramento

Sacramento is a very large city located in the state of California. With a population of 525,041 people and 194 constituent neighborhoods, Sacramento is the sixth largest community in California.

Housing costs in Sacramento are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sacramento is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sacramento is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sacramento who work in office and administrative support (12.41%), sales jobs (9.27%), and management occupations (8.90%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Sacramento telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.90% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Sacramento is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Sacramento. This makes Sacramento a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Sacramento presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

The citizens of Sacramento are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.32% of adults in Sacramento have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sacramento in 2018 was $33,503, 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 $134,012 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 28.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sacramento include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Sacramento's cultural character, accounting for 21.34% of the city’s population.

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