Sacramento demographics profile

StatisticSacramentoCaliforniaNational
Population484,53038,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,96323291
Median age34.236.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1848%46%43%
Speak English63%56%79%
Speak Spanish18%29%13%
Sacramento, CA has a population of 484,530 and is the 35th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,963 per sq mi which is 2036% higher than the California average and 5378% higher than the national average. The median age in Sacramento is 34 which is approximately 5% lower than the California average of 36. In Sacramento, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 63% speak English and 18% speak Spanish. 60% of Sacramento residents were born in California, 16% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 22% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Sacramento is 2036% higher than California.
  • The median age in Sacramento is 5% lower than California.
  • In Sacramento 49.66% of the population is White.
  • In Sacramento 13.69% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Sacramento 18.43% of the population is Asian.

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Sacramento population breakdown by race

RaceSacramentoCaliforniaNational
White49.66%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American13.69%5.85%12.63%
Asian18.43%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.68%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian1.51%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race6.64%4.62%3.06%
Other race9.39%13.28%4.75%
In Sacramento, 28.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Sacramento, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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