Sacramento County, CA

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2022 Population
1.58M
0.474% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.8
0.546% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.1%
1.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$84,010
9.93% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$465,900
17% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
745,145
1.69% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sacramento County, CA had a population of 1.58M people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $84,010. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sacramento County, CA grew from 1.57M to 1.58M, a 0.474% increase and its median household income grew from $76,422 to $84,010, a 9.93% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sacramento County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (17%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.21%), Other (Hispanic) (9.09%), and White (Hispanic) (7.54%).

None of the households in Sacramento County, 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.

91.4% of the residents in Sacramento County, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sacramento County, CA are California State University-Sacramento (8,266 degrees awarded in 2022), American River College (109208) (3,990 degrees), and Sacramento City College (2,233 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Sacramento County, CA was $465,900, and the homeownership rate was 58.3%.

Most people in Sacramento County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Sacramento County, CA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Sacramento County, CA is home to a population of 1.58M people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 21.1% of Sacramento County, CA residents were born outside of the country (334k people).

In 2022, there were 2.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (667k people) in Sacramento County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 268k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 145k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.4%
2022 Citizenship
91.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.4% of Sacramento County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sacramento County, CA was 91.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sacramento County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    667k ± 1.27k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    268k ± 2.37k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    145k ± 2.61k
24%
Hispanic Population
378k people

In 2022, there were 2.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (667k people) in Sacramento County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 268k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 145k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24% of the people in Sacramento County, CA are hispanic (378k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sacramento County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for California.
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
334k people
21.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
331k people

As of 2022, 21.1% of Sacramento County, CA residents (334k 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 County, CA was 21.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    24,810 ± 882
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    16,627 ± 1,034
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    10,240 ± 772

Sacramento County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sacramento County, CA employs 745k people. The largest industries in Sacramento County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (101,704 people), Retail Trade (81,211 people), and Public Administration (79,906 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($99,992), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,438), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($75,949).

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

745k
2022 Value
± 7,122
1.69%
1 Year growth
± 1.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sacramento County, CA grew at a rate of 1.69%, from 733k employees to 745k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sacramento County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (92,818 people), Management Occupations (74,028 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (69,876 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sacramento County, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

745k
2022 Value
± 7,122
1.69%
1 Year growth
± 1.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sacramento County, CA grew at a rate of 1.69%, from 733k employees to 745k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sacramento County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (101,704 people), Retail Trade (81,211 people), and Public Administration (79,906 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sacramento County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Sacramento County, 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

$52,097
Median earning men ± $672
$43,455
Median earning women ± $692

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($82,705), Information ($70,927), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,045).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($67,713), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,893), and Information ($55,080).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 13,182
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 8,075
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 7,431
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sacramento County, CA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 61.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (36.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

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.

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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 County, CA awarded 24,412 degrees. The student population of Sacramento County, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 48,090 male students and 60,538 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sacramento County, CA are White (7,988 and 33.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (6,879 and 28.6%), Asian (4,273 and 17.8%), and Unknown (1,601 and 6.67%).

The largest universities in Sacramento County, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State University-Sacramento (8,266 and 33.9%), American River College (109208) (3,990 and 16.3%), and Sacramento City College (2,233 and 9.15%).

The most popular majors in Sacramento County, CA are General Business Administration & Management (1,902 and 7.79%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,836 and 7.52%), and General Psychology (1,139 and 4.67%).

The median tuition costs in Sacramento County, CA are $8,964 for private four year colleges, and $5,742 and $17,622 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Sacramento County, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 93.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 108,628 (44.3% men and 55.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 108,628 students enrolled in Sacramento County, CA, 44.3% men and 55.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 35,054 records, of which 56.7% were women and 43.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 810 degrees awarded
  2. 757 degrees awarded
  3. 886 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sacramento County, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 810 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,266 degrees awarded
  2. 3,990 degrees awarded
  3. 2,233 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, 9,217 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sacramento County, CA, which is 0.607 times less than the 15,195 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,988 degrees mean that there were 1.16 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 6,879 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($37,682) 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.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,650) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sacramento County, CA was $465,900 in 2022, which is 1.65 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $398,300 to $465,900, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Sacramento County, CA is 58.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sacramento County, CA have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sacramento County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sacramento County, CA is $84,010. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sacramento County, CA was Census Tract 85.09 with a value of $194,623, followed by Census Tract 85.10 and Census Tract 85.12, with respective values of $192,952 and $190,568.

In 2022, 21.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sacramento County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.45%.

Property

$465,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,501
$328,664
Median Property Taxes
±$4,102

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 County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.3%
Homeownership
2022
72.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.3% of the housing units in Sacramento County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 85.09
  2. Census Tract 85.10
  3. Census Tract 85.12

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sacramento County, CA was Census Tract 85.09 with a value of $194,623, followed by Census Tract 85.10 and Census Tract 85.12, with respective values of $192,952 and $190,568.

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

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Household Income

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$84,010
Median Household Income
± $816
564k
Number of Households
± 5,703

In 2022, the median household income of the 564k households in Sacramento County, CA grew to $84,010 from the previous year's value of $76,422.

The following chart displays the households in Sacramento County, 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 County, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.9%)
  3. Carpooled (9.5%)

In 2022, 69.9% of workers in Sacramento County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.9%) and those who carpooled to work (9.5%).

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

27.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sacramento County, CA have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.62% of the workforce in Sacramento County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 21.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sacramento County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.45%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sacramento County, CA (204k out of 1.56M 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 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sacramento County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.8% of the children was living in poverty in Sacramento County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 508 in Sacramento County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 78.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.8% of the population of Sacramento County, CA has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 9.62% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.05% 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.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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 24.6% under 18 years, 22.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.17%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
24%
Medicaid
9.62%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.05%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sacramento County, CA declined by 5.11% from 5.45% to 5.17%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40.9 in Sacramento County, CA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 27.8% in Sacramento County, CA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.84% in Sacramento County, CA.

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