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Sacramento County
  • County in California

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Housing
    grade D+
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A
  5. Diversity
    grade A+
  6. Jobs
    grade C+
  7. Weather
    grade A+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade D minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  11. Commute
    grade B minus

editorial

Sacramento County is located in California with a population of 1,579,211. Sacramento County is one of the best places to live in California. In Sacramento County, 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 highly rated.

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Population
1,579,211

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$465,900
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,599
National
$1,268
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Sacramento County Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    325.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    24.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    151.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    461.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,587.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    394.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  11%

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