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.

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 (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.

One thing noticeable about Sacramento, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Sacramento is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Sacramento a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Sacramento is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.

The overall 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, and the average American community has 21.84%.

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.