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 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 (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.

One of the benefits of being a big city like Sacramento is having a public transportation system, but in Sacramento the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Sacramento benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.

The education level of Sacramento citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.31% of adults in Sacramento have at least a bachelor's 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 .

In addition, Sacramento has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.06%).

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