Sacramento, CA
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Sacramento is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 490,712 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, 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 (16.49%), sales jobs (9.70%), and management occupations (8.86%).

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 a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Sacramento really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Sacramento citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Sacramento ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Sacramento a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

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: 29.31% of adults in Sacramento have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sacramento in 2010 was $26,060, 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 $104,240 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 27.64% 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 22.06% of the city’s population.

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