Sacramento, CA

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2022 Population
523,600
0.963% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.2
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
14.8%
0.264% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$78,954
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$450,500
16.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
254,892
2.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sacramento, CA had a population of 524k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $78,954. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sacramento, CA grew from 518,605 to 523,600, a 0.963% increase and its median household income grew from $71,074 to $78,954, a 11.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sacramento, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (30.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (19.2%), Other (Hispanic) (12.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.9%), and White (Hispanic) (8.54%).

None of the households in Sacramento, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.3% of the residents in Sacramento, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sacramento, CA are California State University-Sacramento (8,266 degrees awarded in 2022), Sacramento City College (2,233 degrees), and Cosumnes River College (1,772 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Sacramento, CA was $450,500, and the homeownership rate was 50.7%.

Most people in Sacramento, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Sacramento, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sacramento, CA is home to a population of 524k people, from which 91.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 21.1% of Sacramento, CA residents were born outside of the country (111k people).

In 2022, there were 1.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (161k people) in Sacramento, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 101k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 63.9k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.3%
2022 Citizenship
91.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.3% of Sacramento, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sacramento, CA was 91.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sacramento, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    161k ± 3.36k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    101k ± 3k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    63.9k ± 3.28k
29.4%
Hispanic Population
154k people

In 2022, there were 1.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (161k people) in Sacramento, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 101k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 63.9k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.4% of the people in Sacramento, CA are hispanic (154k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

21.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
111k people
20.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
108k people

As of 2022, 21.1% of Sacramento, CA residents (111k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sacramento, CA was 20.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,879 ± 629
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,230 ± 489
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,450 ± 365

Sacramento, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sacramento, CA employs 255k people. The largest industries in Sacramento, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (34,120 people), Public Administration (30,317 people), and Retail Trade (25,332 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($102,813), Utilities ($94,840), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,167).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

255k
2022 Value
± 4,215
2.42%
1 Year growth
± 2.29%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sacramento, CA grew at a rate of 2.42%, from 249k employees to 255k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sacramento, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,243 people), Management Occupations (24,431 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (22,143 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sacramento, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

255k
2022 Value
± 4,215
2.42%
1 Year growth
± 2.29%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sacramento, CA grew at a rate of 2.42%, from 249k employees to 255k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sacramento, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (34,120 people), Public Administration (30,317 people), and Retail Trade (25,332 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sacramento, CA, though some of these residents may live in Sacramento, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,190
Median earning men ± $1,133
$43,585
Median earning women ± $1,525

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,752), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,056), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,008).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($66,848), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,844), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,440).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Sacramento, CA awarded 13,056 degrees. The student population of Sacramento, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 27,440 male students and 36,629 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sacramento, CA are Hispanic or Latino (4,085 and 32.1%), followed by White (3,654 and 28.7%), Asian (2,684 and 21.1%), and Two or More Races (787 and 6.19%).

The largest universities in Sacramento, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State University-Sacramento (8,266 and 63.3%), Sacramento City College (2,233 and 17.1%), and Cosumnes River College (1,772 and 13.6%).

The most popular majors in Sacramento, CA are General Business Administration & Management (1,481 and 11.3%), General Psychology (872 and 6.68%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (572 and 4.38%).

The median tuition cost in Sacramento, CA for a public four year colleges is $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Sacramento, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 93.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 64,069 (42.8% men and 57.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 64,069 students enrolled in Sacramento, CA, 42.8% men and 57.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 22,175 records, of which 60.5% were women and 39.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 568 degrees awarded
  2. 935 degrees awarded
  3. 607 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sacramento, CA was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 568 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Sacramento, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,266 degrees awarded
  2. 2,233 degrees awarded
  3. 1,772 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was California State University-Sacramento with 8,266 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,217 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sacramento, CA, which is 0.666 times less than the 7,839 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 4,085 degrees mean that there were 1.12 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3,654 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,742) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,742) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,124) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sacramento, CA was $450,500 in 2022, which is 1.6 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $385,500 to $450,500, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Sacramento, CA is 50.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sacramento, CA have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sacramento, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sacramento, CA is $78,954. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Sacramento, CA was Census Tract 71.01 with a value of $178,438, followed by Census Tract 24 and Census Tract 25, with respective values of $165,893 and $157,266.

Property

$450,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,294
$99,642
Median Property Taxes
±$2,306

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sacramento, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Sacramento, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

50.7%
Homeownership
2022
72.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 50.7% of the housing units in Sacramento, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 71.01
  2. Census Tract 24
  3. Census Tract 25

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sacramento, CA was Census Tract 71.01 with a value of $178,438, followed by Census Tract 24 and Census Tract 25, with respective values of $165,893 and $157,266.

The following map shows all of the places in Sacramento, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$78,954
Median Household Income
± $1,851
197k
Number of Households
± 3,558

In 2022, the median household income of the 197k households in Sacramento, CA grew to $78,954 from the previous year's value of $71,074.

The following chart displays the households in Sacramento, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sacramento, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.1%)
  3. Carpooled (9.09%)

In 2022, 67.6% of workers in Sacramento, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.1%) and those who carpooled to work (9.09%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sacramento, CA have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3% of the workforce in Sacramento, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sacramento, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sacramento, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sacramento, CA (76.3k out of 516k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sacramento, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.5% of the population of Sacramento, CA has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 25.6% on Medicaid, 8.77% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 0.959% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sacramento County, CA see 1116 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.13% decrease from the previous year (1152 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1247 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 239 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,116 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sacramento County, CA

Primary care physicians in Sacramento County, CA see an average of 1,116 patients per year. This represents a 3.13% decrease from the previous year (1,152 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sacramento County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 26.2% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.51%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
25.6%
Medicaid
8.77%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
0.959%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sacramento, CA declined by 3.86% from 5.73% to 5.51%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sacramento, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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