Sacramento, CA

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Living in Sacramento

Sacramento is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 501,901 people and 171 constituent neighborhoods, Sacramento is the sixth largest community 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 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.

In terms of college education, Sacramento is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.68% of adults in Sacramento have a college 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Sacramento also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.41%.

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