West Sacramento

Population: 51,386Median home value: $276,400 69 Ranks better than 51% of areas
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A+ West Sacramento Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
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F West Sacramento Cost of Living Cost of living is 16% lower than California
West Sacramento
11717% more expensive than the US average
California
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
West Sacramento cost of living
C West Sacramento Crime Total crime is 15% lower than California
Total crime
2,4909% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 419% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-26%Year over year crime is down
West Sacramento crime
D West Sacramento Employment Household income is 11% lower than California
Median household income
$57,0233% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$26,41411% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%31% higher than the US average
West Sacramento employment
C West Sacramento Housing Home value is 32% lower than California
Median home value
$276,40050% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9074% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%15% lower than the US average
West Sacramento real estate or West Sacramento rentals
F West Sacramento Schools HS graduation rate is equal to California
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
29%40% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:118% higher than the US average
West Sacramento K-12 schools

Living in West Sacramento, CA

West Sacramento is a mid-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 51,386 people. At 66%, the majority of the West Sacramento population is White; this is followed by 11% Asian and 4% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of West Sacramento are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 19% of the population also speak Spanish. If you are looking for a family friendly city, West Sacramento might be a good fit as 70% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 50% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in West Sacramento could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. Finding the best places to live in West Sacramento and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 67/100, West Sacramento is ranked #14,169 in the United States and #504 in California. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that West Sacramento has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and weather (B+). West Sacramento does not do well for the following: cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (D). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., West Sacramento has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in West Sacramento: Sacramento RiverTrain, El Rancho Bowl, and West Sacramento Recreation Center.

Assuming that West Sacramento meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in West Sacramento. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in West Sacramento are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in West Sacramento come in at $276,400, which is 32.5% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In West Sacramento, the home price to income ratio is 4.9, which is 23.4% lower than the California average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the West Sacramento area were 3.9% and 5 year appreciation rates were 12.5%.

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Compare West Sacramento, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around West Sacramento, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Village 2, Sacramento814.83,083
Scc, Sacramento803.5349
Alkali Flat, Sacramento802.11,272
Campus Commons, Sacramento806.22,526
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Village 9, Sacramento796.85,170
Old Willowbank, Davis7910342
Point West, Sacramento785.21,360
Wildhorse, Davis7810.4262

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Loomis, CA77246,690
University of California-Davis, CA7612.86,957
Benicia, CA7648.827,780
Roseville, CA7617.4128,276

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Affordable and Conveniently close to downtown Sacramento!

Attractions8/10
Community7/10
Nightlife8/10
Dining8/10
Shopping8/10
I used to live downtown and I miss being able to walk to work, the store, and everywhere. However, I do not miss the noise and craziness and beligerent a-holes that downtown provides at times.

Also, because the entire bus system stops off in downtown, you could go anywhere in no time just by walking to the bus stations or lightrail.

Before I purchased my house in the Vineyard area (a nice southeastern sacramento suburban/rural neighborhood 13 miles away), I considered looking around the East Sac area (Fab 40s) so I could at least bike to work or take the lightrail - or even walk the 2 miles if I needed to. Unfortunately, that area is super expensive!

West Sacramento, however, depending on how east you can find a spot there, is super close to downtown and has bus systems that can get ya to downtown in no time - or take 5-10min drive there - can definitely ride a bike there in no time - or if necessary, you could walk or run the 2-3 miles to it.

West Sac has got a lot of random cool amenities: there's a small college campus that's a seperate location for Sac City college. It's got a LOT of parks and lots of leagues (like baseball, volleyball, soccer) you could join. Rivercats stadium is in West Sac. Lots of shopping centers.

But the number one benefit I think of living here would be the location in distance to downtown Sac. You can even see the river and the big buildings if you just look outside. It'll make you feel like you're still in the city but protected by the neighboring suburbs.

Overall, after a little research, it looks to be a pretty safe area, low crime rates.

Honestly, if I was single and looking to buy a place, I'd probably buy a loft in West Sac - just because of the location - and i would still be able to party and do a bunch of stuff in downtown, but still have a liveable and affordable investment that you could live in very nearby.

Because I've never actually lived here, I cannot attest to West Sacramento being a suitable place for certain people. But all I can say is, after looking at houses there and going to friend's houses who live there and stuff, that it seems to have everything you need in its own little barrier w/ a little extra for activities, but also it's conveniently located right next to downtown Sac to where a LOTS of stuff goes down, but you won't have to deal with the noise and craziness when you don't want to like you would if you DID live downtown and could even AFFORD it in the first place.
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Source: The West Sacramento, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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