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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Sacramento County is located in California with a population of 1,495,400. Living in Sacramento County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sacramento County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sacramento County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Sacramento County are above average.
Population
1,495,400

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$299,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,122
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Sacramento County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    325.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    24.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    151.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    461.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,587.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    394.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Sacramento County

Sacramento County Reviews

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Sacramento is a wonderful mix of city and country! There is a lot of options for entertainment with renovation being done constantly. In the Arden Fair area the entire shopping center has been redone and turned into HoweAboutArden with a plethora of restaurants and stores. Housing is increasing in price because of the improvements but it is a decent location, close to both highways and easy to get to downtown.
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I fell in love with the diversity that Sacramento has to offer! There are so many cultures represented in the city, so much awesome food and community events. There are many alternatives to driving for example: bus, lightrail, uber, rental bikes around the city. There are countless schools for both children and adults, farmer's markets year round, close to airports and train stations. The only downfall is the rising cost of housing.
Sacramento County is a good place to live. There are plenty of activities and events that go on out here daily. There are many great resources, the cost of living is affordable and there are plenty of job opportunities! There are a variety of schools to attend to further education, and there is pretty much everything that you need out here.