Sacramento is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 508,529 people and 171 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 (12.86%), sales jobs (9.34%), and management occupations (8.54%).
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 is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Sacramento is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
The overall education level of Sacramento citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.56% of adults in Sacramento have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Sacramento in 2010 was $30,487, 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 $121,948 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 28.65% 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: 22.62%.
The most common language spoken in Sacramento is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.