West Sacramento, CA

West Sacramento profile

Living in West Sacramento

West Sacramento is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 53,519 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, West Sacramento is the 176th largest community in California. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in West Sacramento, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to West Sacramento, and putting down their money on brand new construction. West Sacramento’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. West Sacramento does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $70,699.00.

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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Sacramento is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 office and administrative support (11.95%), management occupations (9.75%), and sales jobs (8.50%).

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 substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.44% of adults in West Sacramento have a college degree.

The per capita income in West Sacramento in 2018 was $32,298, 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 $129,192 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 30.13% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Sacramento include German, Russian, Irish, English, and Italian.

West Sacramento also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.75%.

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