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. 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 $52,763.00.

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 (12.62%), management occupations (10.43%), and sales jobs (8.97%).

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.

The citizens of West Sacramento are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.96% of adults in West Sacramento having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in West Sacramento in 2010 was $24,935, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,740 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 31.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Sacramento include Irish, English, Russian, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of West Sacramento's cultural character, accounting for 23.73% of the city’s population.

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