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Where is Sacramento, CA?

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Sacramento is a city found in California, The United States Of America. It is located 38.58 latitude and -121.49 longitude and it is situated at elevation 14 meters above sea level.

Sacramento has a population of 466,488 making it the 6th biggest city in California. It operates on the PDT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Los Angeles.

Quick facts

Country The United States Of America
State California
Population 466,488
Elevation 14 m over sea level
Time Zone PDT
Longitude -121.494400
Latitude 38.581570


sacramento description

Welcome to Sacramento, the Capital of California; the cultural and economical center of its four-county metropolitan area. A place where the pace of life is somewhat slower than in other major Californian cities, Sacramento offers warm and friendly locals, an amazing history, rich cultural events, scenic vistas and a diverse mixture of humanity.

With its Mediterranean climate, the city, located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River, casts a distinctive and highly personalized spell.

Sacramento became a city due to the efforts of John Sutter, an immigrant from Switzerland. During the California Gold Rush, the town became a major distribution point, as well as a commercial and agricultural center.

The oldest incorporated city in California, Sacramento still retains many historical legacies, including Old Sacramento and Sutter's Fort. Cited as one of the five most livable regions in the U.S., Sacramento and its neighborhoods create a remarkable place to visit as well.

  • Sacramento's primary newspaper, The Sacramento Bee, has won five Pulitzer Prizes in its history.
  • Sacramento is famous for being the final destination on the trail of the Pony Express that delivered mail from St. Joseph, Missouri on horseback.
  • As a charter city governed by its own rulings, Sacramento is exempt from many laws and regulations passed by the state legislature.

sacramento attractions

  • Old Sacramento
    A unique small section of the city, Old Sacramento is located along the beautiful Sacramento River. Bustling with lively activity, this National Historic Landmark District contains over 50 historical buildings. This is a flourishing area with boardwalk style sidewalks, horse-drawn stagecoaches, eclectic shops, exquisite dining, and street entertainment. Old Sacramento is home to world-renowned museums depicting the California Gold Rush and the Transcontinental Railroad days.
  • California State Railroad Museum
    Located in Old Sacramento, this Sacramento Railroad Museum exhibits a unique collection of old, yet well preserved, trains and equipment. Dubbed as North America's largest train museum, it draws more than 500,000 visitors annually. With authentic old time train rides, railroad history, Gold Rush history and regularly changing exhibits, the California State Railroad Museum brings railroad magic back to life.
  • Crocker Art Museum
    The oldest continuously operating art museum in the West, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento includes important works of Pieter Brueghel, Bernhard Reinhold and Gerrit van Honthorst. The Early California Collection includes depictions of the early settlement and the Gold Rush era, while the Asian Art collection boasts over 600 miniature Indian and Persian artworks.


Sacramento has a population of around 480566, of which 233137 (48%) are male and 247429 (51%) are female. The average age of the inhabitants of Sacramento is 36.01, meaning that the average person is below the national median age of 37. For every male, there are approximately 1.06 females, meaning that the population is relatively evenly distributed between males and female(s).

Of Sacramento's 480566 residents, around 447230 (93.10%) identify as having a single race. Of the population, 239266 are white (49.80%), 65972 are black/African Americans (13.70%), 3481 are native Americans (0.70%), 88917 are asians (18.00%), 7345 are pacific islanders (1.50%), 42249 are other (8.80%).

The median income of households in Sacramento is $50739.00, meaning that most of the households are above the poverty threshold for families of three. Of the total population, 7.80% of households reported an annual income of less than $10,000.

Sacramento, CA Zipcodes

The city of Sacramento has 29 zipcodes recognized by the United States Census Bureau: 95652, 95660, 95673, 95758, 95811, 95814, 95815, 95816, 95817, 95818, 95819, 95820, 95821, 95822, 95823, 95824, 95825, 95826, 95828, 95829, 95831, 95832, 95833, 95834, 95835, 95837, 95838, 95841, 95864.

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.