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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  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-
West Sacramento is a suburb of Sacramento with a population of 51,386. West Sacramento is in Yolo County. Living in West Sacramento offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Sacramento there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in West Sacramento and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in West Sacramento are above average.
About West Sacramento...
Population
51,386

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$276,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$907
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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West Sacramento 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
    175
    283
  • Murder
    13
    6
  • Rape
    35
    41
  • Robbery
    147
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    374
    500
  • Theft
    1,408
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    337
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,023
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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West sacramento has been our home for over 10 years. My husband and I are both transplants from more established areas and have to come to love the Southport area. The proximity to down town has been phenomenal! It's a small town feeling with like minded residents who are calling West Sacramento their new home.
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As a suburb, West Sacramento is wonderful in its accessibility to schools, community events, shopping centers, and recreational hobbies. For a student in this city, it provides a basis in opportunities to improve upon the community. West Sacramento has its own Rotary Club giving the people, and the students, of this community a voice in what is happening around them. Furthermore, West Sacramento consists of a tight knit community, evident in how people in this town come together for sporting events or recreational downtime. All in all, it is a lovely city to settle down in with a warm and inviting atmosphere.
It was pretty ok growing up here, but now there is an explosion of growth with new suburbs. The overall community has gotten worse. Where I work in the center of West Sacramento there have been many crimes the last year or so. Even a father crushing his three young children to death (one a baby) under his truck to punish his wife. This happened across the street from my work. That is the most extreme example, but I just do not feel safe like I used to in most of West Sacramento.