Sacramento, CA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Sacramento?

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There are 518,605 residents in Sacramento, with a median age of 35.2. Of this, 49.17% are males and 50.83% are females. US-born citizens make up 77.44% of the resident pool in Sacramento, while non-US-born citizens account for 13.77%. Additionally, 8.79% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 432,479 people in Sacramento currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 518,605 3.0%
Male Population 254,984 3.2%
Female Population 263,621 2.8%
Male population 49.17%
Female population 50.83%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 35.2 0.9%
Citizen US Born 401,633 3.4%
Citizen not US Born 71,408 4.6%
Not Citizen 45,564 -2.4%
Citizen US Born 77.44%
Citizen not US Born 13.77%
Not Citizen 8.79%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 2,790 -3.5%
Moved from Same County 49,479 -2.6%
Moved from Same State 22,393 3.4%
Moved from Different State 5,800 -10.3%
Same House as Last Year 432,479 4.0%
Moved from Abroad 0.54%
Moved from Same County 9.65%
Moved from Same State 4.37%
Moved from Different State 1.13%
Same House as Last Year 84.31%

What are the employment statistics in Sacramento?

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White-collar workers make up 80.69% of the working population in Sacramento, while blue-collar employees account for 19.31%. There are also 22,200 entrepreneurs in Sacramento (8.92% of the workforce); 145,138 workers employed in private companies (58.32%); and 61,095 people working in governmental institutions (24.55%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 200,816 2.7%
Blue Collar 48,053 6.2%
White Collar 80.69%
Blue Collar 19.31%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 22,200 0.7%
Private Companies 145,138 3.4%
Governmental Workers 61,095 3.8%
Not for Profit Companies 20,436 5.4%
Self Employees 8.92%
Private Companies 58.32%
Governmental Workers 24.55%
Not for Profit Companies 8.21%

How many households are there in Sacramento?

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There are a total of 194,004 households in Sacramento, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 59.48% of these Sacramento households, while non-family units account for the remaining 40.52%. Additionally, 30.78% of households have children and 69.22% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 194,004 3.4%
Average People Per Household 3 0.0%
Family Households 115,399 3.4%
Non-family Households 78,605 3.3%
Family Households 59.48%
Non-family Households 40.52%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 59,709 2.3%
Households without Children 134,295 3.8%
Households with Children 30.78%
Households without Children 69.22%

What are the median and average incomes in Sacramento?

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The average annual household income in Sacramento is $93,320, while the median household income sits at $71,074 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $77,084, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $81,574. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $39,212 and $52,739, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $93,320 7.0%
Median Household Income $71,074 7.9%
People below Poverty Level 74,830 -2.4%
People above Poverty Level 429,979 4.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Sacramento?

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There are 203,906 housing units in Sacramento, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1975. Of the 194,004 occupied housing units in Sacramento, 50.14% are owner-occupied, while 49.86% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 70.39% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $388,900. In general, housing costs reach $1,495 per month in Sacramento.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 203,906 3.0%
Median Year Built 1975 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 23,070 2.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 14,789 1.6%
Built between 1950 and 1959 24,997 1.7%
Built between 1960 and 1969 23,280 0.9%
Built between 1970 and 1979 28,907 1.8%
Built between 1980 and 1989 31,779 3.9%
Built between 1990 and 1999 17,804 -1.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 29,627 0.5%
Built between 2010 and 2019 9,429 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 224 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 194,004 3.4%
Owner Occupied 97,276 4.0%
Renter Occupied 96,728 2.8%
Owner Occupied 50.14%
Renter Occupied 49.86%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 68,474 4.1%
Without Mortgage 28,802 3.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $388,900 6.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $376,200 7.5%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,495 7.6%
With Mortgage 70.39%
Without Mortgage 29.61%

What is the level of education in Sacramento?

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Approximately 27.97% of the population in Sacramento holds a high school degree (that's 112,457 residents), while 24.67% have attained a college certificate (110,159 locals) and 20.9% have a bachelor's degree (84,034 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 27,555 -0.2%
Some High School 112,457 1.7%
Some College 110,159 3.0%
Associate Degree 32,361 2.7%
Bachelor's Degree 84,034 5.0%
Graduate Degree 46,510 7.3%
No High School 6.85%
Some High School 27.97%
Some College 24.67%
Associate Degree 8.05%
Bachelor's Degree 20.9%
Graduate Degree 11.57%

What is the marital status of Sacramento residents?

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A total of 170,355 people in Sacramento have never been married (which represents 40.45% of the total population), while 183,691 of them are wedded (43.62%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 10,769 (2.56%) and 47,058 (11.17%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 170,355 4.3%
Married 183,691 3.0%
Separated 10,769 3.2%
Widowed 20,003 -2.9%
Divorced 47,058 4.4%
Never Married 40.45%
Married 43.62%
Separated 2.56%
Widowed 4.75%
Divorced 11.17%

What are the most common means of transportation in Sacramento?

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The top three means of transportation people in Sacramento use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 190,752 residents commute by car, 7,084 prefer going to work by walking and 4,195 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 190,752 -0.9%
Bus or TrolleyBus 4,195 -1.8%
Subway or Elevated 680 N/A
Railroad 1,701 6.1%
Ferryboat 8 -50.0%
Bicycle 3,836 -6.8%
Motorcycle 635 15.4%
TaxiCab 414 -5.0%
Walk 7,084 0.9%

What is the median and average household income in Sacramento by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
95811 7,432 4,079 $71,265.00 $92,487.00
95814 12,302 6,777 $39,612.00 $65,893.00
95815 26,211 9,634 $45,929.00 $62,192.00
95816 18,033 10,574 $77,839.00 $104,506.00
95817 14,109 6,558 $48,359.00 $64,997.00
95818 22,423 10,404 $97,982.00 $130,862.00
95819 20,146 8,112 $114,622.00 $141,206.00
95820 36,224 13,625 $59,933.00 $75,127.00
95821 37,473 15,809 $51,188.00 $76,725.00
95822 46,375 16,651 $67,323.00 $83,609.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 95811 95814 95815 95816 95817 95818 95819 95820 95821 95822 95823 95824 95825 95826 95827 95828 95829 95830 95831 95832 95833 95834 95835 95837 95838 95841 95842 95864

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