Latest Data (2016)
Population 495,234
Nationwide Rank 35

Quick Facts

Sacramento, California is the 35th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Sacramento, California is a city.

Sacramento, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Sacramento had its largest population ever.

Sacramento, California is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 63% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Sacramento, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
25 Memphis, Tennessee 652,717 -5.4%
26 Portland, Oregon 639,863 20.7%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 638,367 25.7%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 632,912 30.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 616,261 11.2%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 614,664 -5.2%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,047 -0.3%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 559,277 24.1%
33 Tucson, Arizona 530,706 8.4%
34 Fresno, California 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento, California 495,234 21.0%
36 Mesa, Arizona 484,587 20.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 481,420 8.8%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 472,522 12.1%
39 Long Beach, California 470,130 1.7%
40 Colorado Springs, Colorado 465,101 28.4%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 458,880 58.1%
42 Miami, Florida 453,579 24.8%
43 Virginia Beach, Virginia 452,602 6.1%
44 Omaha, Nebraska 446,970 9.0%
45 Oakland, California 420,005 4.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
13 San Francisco 870,887 12.0%
34 Fresno 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento 495,234 21.0%
39 Long Beach 470,130 1.7%
45 Oakland 420,005 4.8%
53 Bakersfield 376,380 53.6%
56 Anaheim 351,043 6.6%
57 Santa Ana 334,217 -1.2%
59 Riverside 324,722 25.6%
62 Stockton 307,072 25.5%
74 Chula Vista 267,172 52.1%
75 Irvine 266,122 81.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 495,234 35
2015 490,712 35
2014 485,199 35
2013 479,686 35
2012 475,516 35
2011 471,519 35
2010 466,488 35
2009 466,676 38
2008 461,036 38
2007 455,760 39
2006 449,658 39
2005 448,842 41
2004 446,295 40
2003 440,143 40
2002 432,942 40
2001 421,030 41
2000 409,230 42
1990 395,100 37
1980 275,741 52
1970 254,413 55
1960 191,667 63
1950 137,572 67
1940 105,958 85
1930 93,750 96
1880 21,420 90
1870 16,283 89
1860 13,785 67