West Sacramento is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 53,915 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, West Sacramento is the 168th 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 $73,979.00.
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.
Unlike some cities, West Sacramento isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West Sacramento are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Sacramento is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Sacramento who work in management occupations (9.77%), office and administrative support (9.66%), and sales jobs (8.52%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.31% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing that you will notice about West Sacramento is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider West Sacramento a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
The education level of West Sacramento citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.66% of adults in West Sacramento have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in West Sacramento in 2018 was $34,410, 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 $137,640 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 32.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Sacramento include German, Irish, Russian, English, and Italian.
In addition, West Sacramento has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.77%).
The most common language spoken in West Sacramento is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.