West Sacramento, CA
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West Sacramento is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 52,721 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, West Sacramento is the 176th largest community in California. West Sacramento has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in West Sacramento, where the median household income is $53,307.00.

Housing costs in West 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.

West Sacramento is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, West Sacramento is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Sacramento who work in office and administrative support (12.80%), management occupations (10.44%), and sales jobs (9.40%).

Also of interest is that West Sacramento has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In terms of college education, West Sacramento is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.00% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in West Sacramento in 2010 was $25,081, 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 $100,324 for a family of four. However, West Sacramento contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

West Sacramento is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Sacramento home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Sacramento residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. West Sacramento also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.94% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Sacramento include Irish, English, Italian, and Russian.

West Sacramento also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.86%.

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