Sacramento, California

Sacramento: The sixth most populous city in California and the center of the Sacramento metropolitan area. It is located in the Sacramento Valley in central California. Sacramento is the capital of California and is known for its government and its many attractions, such as the California State Capitol and the California State Railroad Museum.

About

Sacramento is a city located in the county of Sacramento in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 466,488. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 512,838 inhabitants.

The city was created 175 years ago in 1848.

Sacramento is the capital city of California and the county seat of Sacramento County. As of July 29, 2023, Sacramento has a population of approximately 508,529 residents. Here are some key facts about Sacramento:

History

Sacramento was founded in 1848 during the California Gold Rush era. It was chosen as the state capital in 1854 due to its central location and transportation access.

Geography

Sacramento is situated along the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers in central California. It lies at the northern end of the Central Valley region.

Economy

As the state capital, government is a major industry. Other key sectors include technology, healthcare, education, and food processing. Sacramento is a major agricultural hub.

Culture & Entertainment

Popular attractions include the California State Capitol, California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento Zoo, and Old Sacramento historic district along the waterfront.

Population

The Sacramento metro area has over 2.3 million residents. Sacramento is one of the most ethnically diverse major cities in the United States.

In summary, Sacramento is a historic city that serves as the political and economic center of California, with a diverse population and attractions that celebrate its role in the Gold Rush era.

Sacramento locator map
Location of Sacramento on California map.

Quick Facts about Sacramento

Population : 512,838 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Sacramento County
Postal code : 94203–94299, 95800–95899
Phone Area Codes : 916
Official name : Sacramento
Water as percent of area : 2.19%
Land as percent of area : 97.81%
Altitude : 30 feet / 9 meters
Capital city : Sacramento is capital of California
Establishment : January 01, 1849 (175 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−08:00
Local time : 19:03:53 (21st February 2024)
Population growth : 9.04% (2010-2020)
Sacramento Riverfront image
Sacramento Riverfront
Sacramento Riverfront image

Geography

Sacramento is located at 38°34'54"N 121°29'40"W (38.5815700, -121.4944000). It has 2 neighbors: Rio Linda and West Sacramento.

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Sacramento has 2 neighbours.

  • Rio Linda census-designated place in Sacramento County, California
  • West Sacramento The most populous city in Yolo County, California. It is located on the Sacramento River in the Sacramento metropolitan area. West Sacramento is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the West Sacramento Waterfront Park and the West Sacramento Museum.

Demographics

The population of Sacramento increased by 9.04% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 466,488 - census
2011 470,902 0.94% estimation process
2012 474,226 0.7% estimation process
2013 478,214 0.83% estimation process
2014 482,762 0.94% estimation process
2015 488,133 1.1% estimation process
2016 494,127 1.21% estimation process
2017 500,777 1.33% estimation process
2018 507,737 1.37% estimation process
2019 513,624 1.15% estimation process
2020 512,838 -0.15% estimation process

Sacramento zip code is 95811. County name: Sacramento, County fips: 06067

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Where ot Eat in Sacramento

1 Freeport Wine Country Inn

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Where to Stay in Sacramento

1 Hyatt Regency Sacramento

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2 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento

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3 Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

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4 Embassy Suites by Hilton Sacramento Riverfront Promenade

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5 Motel 6 Sacramento, CA - Central

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Other Places in Sacramento

1 Sacramento Parking Citation

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2 Sacramento City Hall

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Sacramento City Hall

3 Sacramento County Juvenile Hall

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4 City of Sacramento Department of Utilities

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City of Sacramento Department of Utilities

5 CITY OF SACRAMENTO

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CITY OF SACRAMENTO

6 City of Sacramento | Community Development Department

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City of Sacramento | Community Development Department

7 California Department of Food & Agriculture

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California Department of Food & Agriculture

8 Sacramento Revenue Division

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Sacramento Revenue Division

9 City of Sacramento Office of Emergency Management

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10 Plant Pest Diagnostics

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People born in Sacramento (200)

People born in Sacramento, including boxer Michael Simms, Governor of California Hiram Johnson, former professional basketball player and former Mayor of Sacramento Kevin Johnson, .

List

  • Michael Hedges (American composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter) he was born in 31/12/1953
  • Jessica Chastain (American actress) she was born in 24/03/1977
  • Kayden Kross (American actress and director) she was born in 15/09/1985
  • Adrienne Barbeau (American actress) she was born in 11/06/1945
  • Merrin Dungey (American actress) she was born in 06/08/1971
  • Steve Holm (American baseball catcher) he was born in 21/10/1979
  • Darryl Hanah (American movie actress) she was born in 14/07/1972
  • Joan Didion (American writer) she was born in 05/12/1934
  • Greta Gerwig (American actress, director, and screenwriter) she was born in 04/08/1983
  • Patty Fendick (US tennis player) she was born in 31/03/1965
  • Dalton James (American actor) he was born in 19/03/1971
  • Mary Whipple (American rower) she was born in 10/05/1980
  • Stephen Carpenter (American musician) he was born in 03/08/1970
  • Sam Elliott (American actor) he was born in 09/08/1944
  • Colin Hanks (American actor) he was born in 24/11/1977
  • Daniel Bell (American minimal techno DJ) he was born in 01/01/1967
  • Roger Fouts (American primate researcher) he was born in 08/06/1943
  • Richard Cragun (Ballet dancer and choreographer) he was born in 05/10/1944

Schools in Sacramento

College & universities near Sacramento, CA

Code Name City ZIP
122180 Sacramento City College Sacramento (CA) 95822-1386
110617 California State University-Sacramento Sacramento (CA) 95819-2694
114460 Federico Beauty Institute Sacramento (CA) 95834
455761 Paul Mitchell the School-Sacramento Sacramento (CA) 95825
447777 Asher College Sacramento (CA) 95825

Stations (44)

Amtrak & bus stations near Sacramento, CA

Code Name Address Type
SAC Sacramento Valley Station 401 I Street RAIL
SCS Sacramento (State Capitol), California 1389 10th Street BUS
EKG Elk Grove, California Harbor Point Drive at Renwick Avenue BUS
DAV Davis station 840 Second Street RAIL
RSV Roseville station 201 Pacific Street RAIL

Post offices near Sacramento

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Plaza Post Office Sacramento (CA) 95814
Broadway Post Office Sacramento (CA) 95818
Fort Sutter Post Office Sacramento (CA) 95816
Broderick Post Office West Sacramento (CA) 95605
West Sacramen Post Office West Sacramento (CA) 95691

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Sacramento County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Sacramento County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Laguna 1,370,232 A city located in Orange County, California.
Elk Grove 177,302 The third most populous city in Sacramento County, California.
Citrus Heights 87,691 A city in Sacramento County, California.
Folsom 82,726 A city in Sacramento County, California.
Rancho Cordova 76,166 A city in Sacramento County, California.
Carmichael 61,762 A city in Sacramento County, California.
Florin 47,513 A census-designated place in Sacramento County, California.
North Highlands 42,694 Census-designated place in Sacramento County, California
Orangevale 33,960 Census-designated place in Sacramento County, California
Foothill Farms 33,121 Census designated place
Fair Oaks 30,912 California
Galt 26,551 City in Sacramento County, California, United States of America
Rosemont 22,681 Village in the U.
Rio Linda 15,106 Census-designated place in Sacramento County, California
La Riviera 10,802 Census designated place
Live Oak 9,048 City in Sutter County, California, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Sacramento distances to largest California cities