Latest Data (2017)
Population 501,901
Nationwide Rank 35

Quick Facts

Sacramento, California is the 35th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Sacramento, California is a city.

Sacramento, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 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
2000-2017
25 Memphis, Tennessee 652,236 -5.4%
26 Portland, Oregon 647,805 22.2%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 643,648 26.8%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 641,676 32.4%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 621,349 12.1%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 611,648 -5.7%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,351 -0.2%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 558,545 23.9%
33 Tucson, Arizona 535,677 9.4%
34 Fresno, California 527,438 22.4%
35 Sacramento, California 501,901 22.6%
36 Mesa, Arizona 496,401 23.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 488,943 10.5%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 486,290 15.4%
39 Long Beach, California 469,450 1.5%
40 Omaha, Nebraska 466,893 13.9%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 464,758 60.1%
42 Colorado Springs, Colorado 464,474 28.2%
43 Miami, Florida 463,347 27.5%
44 Virginia Beach, Virginia 450,435 5.6%
45 Oakland, California 425,195 6.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
13 San Francisco 884,363 13.7%
34 Fresno 527,438 22.4%
35 Sacramento 501,901 22.6%
39 Long Beach 469,450 1.5%
45 Oakland 425,195 6.1%
53 Bakersfield 380,874 55.4%
55 Anaheim 352,497 7.0%
57 Santa Ana 334,136 -1.2%
58 Riverside 327,728 26.8%
61 Stockton 310,496 26.9%
73 Irvine 277,453 89.1%
76 Chula Vista 270,471 54.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 501,901 35
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