Nationwide Claims to Fame

Sacramento is 35th out of 4,664 other cities in Current population (2012)

Sacramento is 36th out of 6,406 other cities in Households

Sacramento is 38th out of 6,406 other cities in Housing units

Sacramento is 44th out of 5,169 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Statewide Claims to Fame

Sacramento is 5th in California out of 644 other cities in Households

Sacramento is 5th in California out of 644 other cities in Housing units

Sacramento is 6th in California out of 426 other cities in Current population (2012)

Sacramento is 6th in California out of 521 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Sacramento is 7th in California out of 527 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Sacramento is 9th in California out of 644 other cities in Size in square miles

Sacramento is 12th in California out of 563 other cities in Retail sales

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Sacramento Rank California US
Current population (2012) 475,516 6th 38,041,430 313,914,040
Size in square miles 97.9 9th 155,779.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 4,764.2 201st 239.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Sacramento Rank California US
Residents younger than 5 7.5% 225th 6.7% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.9% 331st 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.6% 363rd 12.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Sacramento Rank California US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 81.5% 369th 80.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 29.2% 268th 30.2% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Sacramento Rank California US
Race - White 45.0% 539th 73.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 14.6% 43rd 6.6% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.1% 241st 1.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 18.3% 102nd 13.9% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.4% 21st 0.5% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 7.1% 41st 3.6% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 26.9% 350th 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 34.5% 417th 39.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Sacramento Rank California US
Female residents 51.3% 200th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 22.3% 312th 27.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Sacramento Rank California US
Housing units 190,911 5th 13,720,462 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 31.8% 143rd 30.8% 25.9%
Households 175,288 5th 12,433,172 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 50.0% 517th 56.7% 66.1%
Home median value $275,800 451st $421,600 $186,200
People per household 2.6 468th 2.9 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Sacramento Rank California US
Income per capita $25,744 339th $29,634 $27,915
Income per household $50,781 449th $61,632 $52,762
Income below poverty line 18.6% 151st 14.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Sacramento Rank California US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 35,990 7th 3,425,510 27,092,908
Retail sales $4,307,544 12th $455,032,270 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $9,451 279th $12,561 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $1,021,402 6th $80,852,787 $613,795,732

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