Sacramento, CA
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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 (14.85%), sales jobs (9.45%), and management occupations (8.75%).

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 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 education level of Sacramento citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.52% of adults in Sacramento have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sacramento in 2010 was $28,671, 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 $114,684 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 28.28% 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 22.63% of the city’s population.

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