A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$238,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,022
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Sacramento Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    467
    273
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    21
    41
  • Robbery
    240
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    758
    525
  • Theft
    2,014
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    597
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,739
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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This is the beautiful Capital of California. We are in prime location! Just an hour in any direction will take you to mountains, ocean, and everything in between. We embrace diversity and host a melange of events, truly something for everyone. When it came to possibly losing out Kings, this city demonstrated love, loyalty, determination, and commitment. It was scary for a while, but that is one of my favorite times living here. Seeing such a big city unified and dedicated makes us an ideal city for whatever life brings.
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Sacramento is definitely growing! The city formerly known as the city of tree is now named farm to fork capital of the nation. There's an abundant of restaurants that are worth trying and great micro breweries all around. It's definitely affordable to live in Sacramento, with midtown being the prime spot, especially with the addition of the new sports Arena that recently opened. Sacramento is in an ideal location and within driving distance to great places- Lakes (Folsom Lake), Mountains (Tahoe), and Beaches ( Santa Cruz, San Francisco, etc).
Sacramento is a great town for anyone in their twenties or early thirties. The downtown scene is great for all crowds with their diverse bar scene. I love the food, drink, and entertainment Sacramento has to offer. The small suburbs in the outskirts of Sacramento such as Natomas, Citrus Heights, and The Pocket provide housing for all at an affordable rate. One thing I would change about Sacramento is the way that crime rate is displayed. Zillow and Trulia seem to be misinformed on what neighborhoods are good and what are bad. Stay off of Watt Avenue! There are many spots along Watt that are not safe to walk around at night.