Sacramento County, CA

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Population

1.54M

0.677% growth

Poverty Rate

16.7%


Median Age

36.4


Median Household Income

$69,767

10.7% growth

Number of Employees

723,076

2.53% growth

Median Property Value

$376,800

6.62% growth

About

In 2018, Sacramento County, CA had a population of 1.54M people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $69,767. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Sacramento County, CA grew from 1.53M to 1.54M, a 0.677% increase and its median household income grew from $63,045 to $69,767, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sacramento County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (15.8%), White (Hispanic) (12.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.54%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (7.52%). 34% of the people in Sacramento County, CA speak a non-English language, and 90.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sacramento County, CA are California State University-Sacramento (7,820 degrees awarded in 2017), American River College (6,630 degrees), and Sacramento City College (2,059 degrees).

The median property value in Sacramento County, CA is $376,800, and the homeownership rate is 57.3%. Most people in Sacramento County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Sacramento County, CA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in California (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Sacramento County, CA employs 723k people. The largest industries in Sacramento County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (103,524 people), Retail Trade (81,132 people), and Public Administration (75,730 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,448), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,278), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,445).

Median household income in Sacramento County, CA is $69,767. Males in Sacramento County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,298. The income inequality in Sacramento County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$69,767

2018 value

± $1,676

10.7%

1 Year Growth

± 3.31%

Households in Sacramento County, CA have a median annual income of $69,767, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,045 in 2017, which represents a 10.7% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Sacramento County, CA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,575

Average Male Salary

± $755

$62,298

Average Female Salary

± $633

In 2018, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $73,860 ± $1,174

  2. White

    $65,115 ± $611

  3. Two or More Races

    $54,912 ± $1,843

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sacramento County, CA is from California.

0.499

2018 Wage GINI

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in California was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.324% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 85.12

  2. Census Tract 85.09

  3. Census Tract 93.24

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sacramento County, CA was Census Tract 85.12 with a value of $170,197, followed by Census Tract 85.09 and Census Tract 93.24, with respective values of $157,857 and $147,188.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sacramento County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sacramento County, CA (246k out of 1.47M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    121,281 ± 2,591

  2. Hispanic

    69,784 ± 1,976

  3. Black

    37,641 ± 1,413

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sacramento County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

723k

2018 Value

± 14,251

2.53%

1 Year growth

± 2.73%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Sacramento County, CA grew at a rate of 2.53%, from 705k employees to 723k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sacramento County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (89,514 people), Sales & Related Occupations (73,713 people), and Management Occupations (66,965 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sacramento County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sacramento County, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (89,514 people), Sales & Related Occupations (73,713 people), and Management Occupations (66,965 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sacramento County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.37 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.31 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sacramento County, CA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($100,606), Legal Occupations ($100,230), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($86,014).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

723k

2018 Value

± 14,251

2.53%

1 Year growth

± 2.73%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Sacramento County, CA grew at a rate of 2.53%, from 705k employees to 723k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sacramento County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (103,524 people), Retail Trade (81,132 people), and Public Administration (75,730 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sacramento County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Sacramento County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Sacramento County, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (103,524 people), Retail Trade (81,132 people), and Public Administration (75,730 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sacramento County, CA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.29 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.17 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.13 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sacramento County, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($87,448), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,278), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,445).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.3% of the population of Sacramento County, CA has health coverage, with 47.4% on employee plans, 25% on Medicaid, 9.23% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.93% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Sacramento County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Sacramento County, CA see 1227 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.84% decrease from the previous year (1250 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1319 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 295 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,227 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sacramento County, CA see an average of 1,227 patients per year. This represents a 1.84% decrease from the previous year (1,250 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sacramento County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.66%

Uninsured

47.4%

Employer Coverage

25%

Medicaid

9.23%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

0.93%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sacramento County, CA grew by 15.7% from 4.89% to 5.66%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sacramento County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Sacramento County, CA is home to a population of 1.54M people, from which 90.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.3% of Sacramento County, CA residents were born outside of the country (310k people).

In 2018, there were 2.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (679k people) in Sacramento County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 244k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 195k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sacramento County, CA are Spanish (203,954 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (35,664 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (32,039 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Sacramento County, CA was 36.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Sacramento County, CA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Sacramento County, CA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

310k people

20%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

304k people

As of 2017, 20.3% of Sacramento County, CA residents (310k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sacramento County, CA was 20%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Sacramento County, CA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,032,642 ± 46,722 people

  2. Philippines

    840,765 ± 22,271 people

  3. China

    696,409 ± 20,307 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,032,642 California residents, followed by Philippines with 840,765 and China with 696,409.

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Citizenship

90.7%

2018 Citizenship

90.5%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 90.7% of Sacramento County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Sacramento County, CA was 90.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sacramento County, CA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    679k ± 754

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    244k ± 5.63k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    195k ± 11k

In 2018, there were 2.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (679k people) in Sacramento County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 244k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 195k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Sacramento County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    203,954 speakers (14.1%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    35,664 speakers (2.47%)

  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    32,039 speakers (2.22%)

34% of Sacramento County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Sacramento County, CA was Spanish. 14.1% of the overall population of Sacramento County, CA are native Spanish speakers. 2.47% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 2.22% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    26,287 ± 2,115

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    17,469 ± 2,408

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    11,832 ± 1,923

Sacramento County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Sacramento County, CA awarded 23,619 degrees. The student population of Sacramento County, CA is skewed towards women, with 52,815 male students and 61,872 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sacramento County, CA are White (9,400 and 40.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (5,803 and 24.9%), Asian (3,558 and 15.3%), and Black or African American (1,493 and 6.41%).

The largest universities in Sacramento County, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State University-Sacramento (7,820 and 33.1%), American River College (6,630 and 28.1%), and Sacramento City College (2,059 and 8.72%).

The most popular majors in Sacramento County, CA are Criminal Justice - Police Science (2,201 and 9.32%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,822 and 7.71%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,776 and 7.52%).

The median tuition costs in Sacramento County, CA are $8,964 for private four year colleges, and $5,742 and $17,622 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sacramento County, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 948 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Sacramento County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,820 degrees awarded

  2. 6,630 degrees awarded

  3. 2,059 degrees awarded

$5,742

Median In-State Public

$8,964

Median Private

In 2017, the Sacramento County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was California State University-Sacramento with 7,820 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

10,020

Degrees Awarded to Men

13,599

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 10,020 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sacramento County, CA, which is 0.737 times less than the 13,599 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Sacramento County, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,400 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5,803 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    3,558 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sacramento County, CA were to White students. These 9,400 degrees mean that there were 1.62 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 5,803 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sacramento County, CA was $376,800 in 2018, which is 1.64 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $353,400 to $376,800, a 6.62% increase. The homeownership rate in Sacramento County, CA is 57.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sacramento County, CA have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sacramento County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$376,800

2018 Median

± $3,793

$353,400

2017 Median

± $3,797

In 2018, the median property value in Sacramento County, CA grew to to $376,800 from the previous year's value of $353,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sacramento County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sacramento County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$69,767

Median Household Income

± $1,676

544k

Number of Households

± 11,473

In 2018, the median household income of the 544k households in Sacramento County, CA grew to $69,767 from the previous year's value of $63,045.

The following chart displays the households in Sacramento County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sacramento County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sacramento County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

57.3%

2018 Homeownership

56.3%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 57.3% of the housing units in Sacramento County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sacramento County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sacramento County, CA have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.45% of the workforce in Sacramento County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.94%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.48%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Sacramento County, CA was Drove Alone (77.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.94%) and those who Worked At Home (6.48%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sacramento County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sacramento County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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