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Overall Niche Grade
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  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-
About Sacramento...
Population
484,530

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$259,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,057
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Sacramento Rankings

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

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    461
    283
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    21
    41
  • Robbery
    229
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    620
    500
  • Theft
    1,895
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    570
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,071
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

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Sacramento public schools are good for the most part. Some schools have drug issues and violence but most are alright. Commute time isn't great. Construction work and traffic are some of thest issues effecting commute time. Avoid rush hour if you can (around 7am and 5pm). Sacramento has some gang violence and has it's share of "ghetto" neighborhoods. Some areas, such as Oak Park and Meadowview should be avoided at all times, especially at night. Sac is family friendly if you stay out of violent neighborhoods. Houses and apartments in Sacramento are definitely affordable, especially when compared to a place like San Francisco. Sac is VERY diverse. In just about every street corner you will find an Asian, African american, etc. The jobs available in Sacramento are not plentiful. Jobs that were once available to teens are now being fulfilled by adults. Still, if you look around enough and have your eyes and eyes open, you just might find your dream job!
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Sacramento is very calm and a peaceful town to live in. The commute is fairly well as there is moderate traffic. There is a lot of diversity in Sacramento, making it a very family friendly location. There are various attractions to spend the weekend with family, such as visiting the Railroad Museum or simply Old Sacramento. Downtown Sacramento also holds well-known pubs and family-friendly restaurants. There are also parks and ice cream parlors, like Gunther's Ice cream, that one should definitely check out!
Sacramento is a city that's got a wonderful and unique culture if you know where to look for it. Eateries and Bars are some of the best I've been to and there's always family friendly events happeninh downtown. The creative and visual arts culture is very small but diverse and performing arts in this area is growing exponentially! Living and breathing in this city is easy, generally safe and well maintained. Sacramento's good points can be hard to find but when you come upon them you're pleasantly surprised!