West Sacramento 67 Average
West Sacramento Livability #527 ranked city in California#14,593 ranked city in the USARanks better than 50% of areas
A+ West Sacramento Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F West Sacramento Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% lower than California
West Sacramento
11818% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
West Sacramento cost of living
D- West Sacramento Crime Total crime is 23% higher than California
Total crime
3,17435% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3235% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%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
D West Sacramento Schools HS graduation rate is equal to California
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:118% higher than the US average
West Sacramento K-12 schools
C+ West Sacramento User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in West Sacramento
Overall user rating
67% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
66% 7 total surveys
all West Sacramento poll results

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      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%.

      West Sacramento transportation information

      StatisticWest SacramentoCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute23min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.6%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.9%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.6%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.5%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.0%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The West Sacramento, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).