Sacramento, California 

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Population

490,712

33% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.2%

Median Income

$50,013

Avg. Home Price

$313,700

Best Places to Live in Sacramento, California

Capital city / suburban complex - Northern California, northern Central Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada
Pros
-Mild winters
-Nearby recreation
-Central location
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Rising cost of living
-Summer heat

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What Bert Has To Say About Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade Metro Area

Sacramento, the capital of California, has been a leading agricultural and transportation center for most of its history. In the past 15 years, as costs have escalated in California’s coastal cities, thousands have migrated to the area for its reduced cost of living and proximity to San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Now, as a result, growth and traffic issues have become top-of-mind issues for the area. Downtown Sacramento is pleasant and attractive but somewhat lacking in entertainment and activities (aside from restored historic “Old Sacramento” riverfront downtown area). Most recent growth has occurred to the north, northeast, and south as typical California sprawl- freeways, strip malls, and endless developments of tightly packed homes. Job growth projections remain strong.


QUICK FACTS

City: Sacramento
Zip Codes: 95823, 95822, 95831, 95833, 95835, 95838, 95820, 95824, 95815, 95834, 18 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 25 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Sacramento is 6.2% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sacramento jobs have increased by 2.27%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Sacramento's cost of living is 27.50% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Sacramento's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Sacramento's population is 490,712 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 32.85%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Sacramento is $313,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.27%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Sacramento public schools spend $10,020 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 25.1 students per teacher in Sacramento. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Sacramento

It's a good time to buy in Sacramento. Home Appreciation is up 9.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Sacramento Real Estate.

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Reviews for Sacramento   113 Reviews
The Real Scoop - 10/9/2016
I am a native-born who lived in Sacramento from the mid-1960’ s to 2005, left for 10 years and came back for family reasons. Here is my assessment of the... Read More

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Earthquakes - 4/20/2016
Hi, My husband and I may be locating to Sacramento he is getting transferred from work. However, I visited Barstow in 92 for two weeks, when I encountered an earthquake... Read More

Lots of Lovely Trees...But the Crime.... - 3/19/2016
My family and I moved to Sacramento CA. (the Arden/Arcade area) about 11 years ago because my brother lived here. It was the worst decision of our lives. It was an... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
95823, 95822, 95831, 95833, 95835, 95838, 95820, 95824, 95815, 95834, 18 total
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