Sacramento County is the 8th most populated county in California and the 24th most populated county in the United States, behind Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Its county seat is Sacramento, which is also California’s state capital. Sacramento is the most populated city in Sacramento County, with 484,530 people. The second most populated city in Sacramento County, with 163,630 people, is Elk Grove, which hardly compares. Sacramento County borders the counties of San Joaquin, Solano, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Sutter, Amador, and Contra Costa.
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Sacramento County has a population of over 1.53 million people, which is significantly higher than the next-most populated county in California, Contra Costa, which has around 1.1 million people and is the 39th most populated county in the United States. The most populous county in California is Los Angeles, which is also the most populous in the United States. With over 10 million people, LA County doesn’t even come close to the population of Sacramento County and Contra Costa County combined.
If you’re looking for someone and only have a name and their general whereabouts, you can narrow your search by considering the demographic of the people in Sacramento County.
In 2017, the median age for Sacramento County residents was 36.3, which is a little older than when it was 36 in 2016. Those who are native-born, with a median age of 33, are significantly younger than those who are foreign-born, with a median age of 45.
The gender diversity is almost evenly split, with 51% of the population female and 49% male, which is consistent with the rate in both California and the United States as a whole. 52% of residents are single (48% are married), and within 543,560 households, there are on average 2.8 persons per household. If you’re searching for someone by name alone, consider they may have had a name change due to nuptials.
As of 2017, 20.3% of the Sacramento County population was born outside of the United States, which is up from 20% in 2016. This is higher than the national average of 13.7%. The three most common foreign country origins are Mexico, Philippines, and China, and the most common non-English languages spoken are Spanish (13.8% or 197,625 speakers), Chinese (including Mandarin and Cantonese, 2.79% or 39,912 speakers), and Russian (2.03% or 29,064 speakers). There are 1.92 times more White Alone residents than any other race or ethnicity (684,000 people), but the next two largest ethnic groups are Hispanic/Latino (356,000 people) and Asian Alone (233,000 people).
The median property value in the county in 2017 was $353,400, which is 1.62 times larger than the national average of $217,600. This is also an increase from $326,800 in 2016. Due to high property values, only 56.3% of residents own a home, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. Luckily, the median household income grew from $59,780 in 2016 to $63,045 in 2017.
Sacramento County employs 705,000, and the three largest industries are Health Care and Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Public Administration, and the highest paid jobs are within the Management of Companies and Enterprises field. To search for someone by their industry or occupation, utilize our yellow pages.
According to 2010 census data, Sacramento County has a land area of 964.64 miles, which equates to 1,470.8 people per square mile.
Sacramento County is the central county of the Greater Sacramento metropolitan area. It’s located in the northern portion of the Central Valley and stretches into Gold Country. The county extends from the low delta lands between the Sacramento River and the San Joaquin River and east into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The southernmost tip has direct access to San Francisco Bay. The elevation of most of the county is close to sea level; the highest point is Carpenter Hill in the southeast portion of Folsom. Other major watercourses besides the Sacramento River are the American River, Cosumnes River, a tributary of the Mokelumne River, and Dry Creek. There are three national protected areas within Sacramento County – Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, California National Historic Trail, and Pony Express National Historic Trail.
Unfortunately, Sacramento County is higher than the national average for property crimes. On a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime), it rates 39.7, and the United States rates 35.4. Property crime includes theft, burglary, arson, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. It’s worth noting however that property crime means there is no physical violence against the victim, i.e. these crimes are based on the owner being absent or asleep. In regards to violent crimes, Sacramento County comes in at 23.4, again higher than the national average of 22.7. If you have specific concerns about someone, run a background check to find out if they have a criminal record.
Official Name: Sacramento County
Name Meaning: The county was named after the Sacramento River, which forms its western border. In turn, the river was named by the Spanish cavalry officer Gabriel Moraga for the Santisimo Sacramento (Most Holy Sacrament), in reference to the Catholic Eucharist.
Year Formed: Sacramento County was one of the original counties of California, which were created in 1850 at the time of statehood.
Total Sq Miles: 964.64