Sacramento, CA Community Information

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Sacramento Metro and Neighborhood Information

Sacramento, the capital of California, is a vibrant city with a golden past. Sac Town, as locals like to refer to it, is ideally located where the Sacramento and American rivers converge, just 90 miles northeast of San Francisco. Sacramento was founded in 1848 by a pioneer named John Sutter who originally named the area Sutter Fort. In 1848, the city's destiny was forever changed when gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill near the fort. Thousands of gold-seekers flocked to the area, culminating in the biggest human migration ever recorded.

Sacramento's backdrop is breathtaking, lined by the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the abundance of lush trees that earned it the moniker City of Trees. For residents and visitors alike, the city is still very much a Wild West town despite its modern undertaking. For a taste of history, Old Sacramento Historic District will transport tourists back to the Gold Rush days. This area features 28 acres of historic buildings from the 1800s and nostalgic touches such as horse-drawn carriages, wooden sidewalks and a host of old fashioned shops. A Mississippi-style riverboat is also docked at Old Sacramento, giving tourists river tours of the beautiful area.

Another Sacramento historic landmark is the California State Capitol Park, which houses the state Capitol building, built around 1860. While this historic landmark is a strong draw for visitors, the surrounding park is just as appealing. With 40 acres that span 12 city blocks featuring lush landscaping and rows of roses, camellias and blooming redwoods, this beautiful park is the perfect backdrop for the majestic Capitol.

A mix of modern and Wild West

With such a rich history and a promising future, it is no surprise why Sacramento real estate has become prime territory for new home buyers. The Sacramento median home price is at $360,000.

First-time Sacramento homebuyers searching for affordable housing should look no further than Folsom, a middle-class suburb that was established during the Gold Rush era. Many families settle and buy a home here because of its many parks and a solid school district. The area also pays tribute to its historical past, where the Gold Rush lives on at Sutter Street in downtown Folsom. Sutter Street is lined by antique shops, museums and cafes reminiscent of the period. This mix of modern suburb and old Wild West comes at an affordable cost, with Folsom homes for sale ranging from $300,000 to $800,000.

City slickers and artsy urban dwellers prefer midtown Sacramento for its proximity to downtown and its eclectic neighborhood. The housing here is just as diverse as the residents, ranging from renovated flats, mansions, townhomes and luxury apartments. Victorian manors and bungalows can also be found side by side, shaded by soaring elm trees. With a wealth of specialty shops, cafes, restaurants and kitschy bookstores, midtown Sacramento offers all the amenities of a bustling downtown, minus the hassle. Housing here ranges from $300,000 to $600,000. So if you love the California lifestyle but hate the high cost of living, start your Sacramento real estate search today!

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Sacramento, CA Community Information

Population

743,499

Median Age

33.1

Median Household Income

$49,660

Households with Children

51.38%

Median Travel Time to Work

25 minutes

Sacramento, CA Real Estate Market Information

Homes Owned

51.68%

Homes Rented

44.71%

Homes Vacant

3.61%

Sacramento, CA School Information

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  • Total Population 743,499
  • Total Male Population 363,671
  • Total Female Population 379,828
  • Population change since 2000 364.50%
  • Median age 33.1
  • Percent of households with children 51.38%
  • Personal Crime risk 155

Transportation

  • Median travel time to work 25 minutes
  • Percent using Public transportation 3.99%
  • Percent Driving/Using Carpool 87.69
  • Percent Using Other transportation 4.61%
  • Percent Working From Home 3.71%

Education Levels

  • Some high school 17.28%
  • High school graduate 23.97%
  • Some college 24.66%
  • Associate degree 9.86%
  • Bachelor's degree 16.26%
  • Graduate degree 7.97%

Occupation

  • Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 0.44%
  • Construction 6.44%
  • Manufacturing 5.71%
  • Wholesale Trade 2.56%
  • Retail Trade 9.28%
  • Finance, insurance and real estate 7.49%
  • Services 5.67%
  • Public administration 13.41%
  • Information 3.72%
  • Professional 11.36%
  • Education 20.34%
  • Arts 8.49%

Income

  • Average household income $62,506
  • Income change since 2000 20.61%

Climate

  • Avg. January high/low temp 53.67 / 37.96
  • Avg. July high/low temp 93.30 / 58.46
  • Annual precipitation 20.05

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