West Sacramento, California Population 2021

53,355
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West Sacramento is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 53,355, it is the 173rd largest city in California and the 742nd largest city in the United States. West Sacramento is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually but its population has increased by 9.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,744 in 2010. West Sacramento reached it's highest population of 53,601 in 2018. Spanning over 23 miles, West Sacramento has a population density of 2,485 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Sacramento is $89,643 with a poverty rate of 15.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,026 per month, and the median house value is $349,800. The median age in West Sacramento is 34.3 years, 32.5 years for males, and 35.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.4 males.

West Sacramento Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Sacramento was:

  • White: 66.25%
  • Asian: 10.65%
  • Two or more races: 9.88%
  • Other race: 6.34%
  • Black or African American: 5.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.13%
  • Native American: 0.44%
The current population of West Sacramento, California is 53,355, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 53,601.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,744.

West Sacramento, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White35,21366.25%
Asian5,66210.65%
Two or More Races5,2539.88%
Some Other Race3,3696.34%
Black or African American2,8205.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5991.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native2350.44%
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West Sacramento Population by Race

West Sacramento Population Pyramid 2021

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West Sacramento Median Age

34.3


Total

32.5


Male

35.7


Female

West Sacramento Adults

There are 39,276 adults, (6,093 of whom are seniors) in West Sacramento.

West Sacramento Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

West Sacramento Sex Ratio

Female

27,061

50.91%

Male

26,090

49.09%

West Sacramento Population by Age

West Sacramento Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Sacramento Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.7%30.3%
All56.9%43.1%
Male47.7%52.3%
Non Family44.8%55.2%
Female42.9%57.1%

56.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Sacramento Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,5772.8456.9
Married9,0773.6269.7
Non Family5,9341.2944.8
Female2,4283.4342.9
Male1,1383.4147.7

3.46

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

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West Sacramento Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6037.64%
9th to 12th Grade2,9818.75%
High School Graduate7,34921.56%
Some College8,21024.09%
Associates Degree2,9088.53%
Bachelors Degree6,66619.56%
Graduate Degree3,3679.88%
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West Sacramento Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Sacramento Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,50716,1695,939
Hispanic8,7475,5481,383
Asian4,0553,4681,761
Multiple Races2,1501,734720
Other Race2,0081,439305
Black1,7451,647448
Islander458453100
Native American17015120

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 98.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.43%.

West Sacramento Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,174$51,645$41,473
Less Than High School$23,445$30,354$15,905
High School Grad$34,549$42,203$27,600
Some College$46,078$53,814$35,605
Bachelors Degree$59,330$71,918$52,420
Graduate Degree$90,000$98,029$77,594

$46,174

Average Earnings

$51,645

Average Male

$41,473

Average Female

West Sacramento Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Sacramento Language by Age

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West Sacramento Language

58.48% of West Sacramento residents speak only English, while 41.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.33% of the population.

West Sacramento Language

West Sacramento Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic15,9383,32620.87%
White24,3192,61510.75%
Multiple5,2441,10521.07%
Black2,73571626.18%
Other3,34270221.01%
Asian5,6474798.48%
Native235229.36%
Islander599132.17%

15.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.88%

Male Poverty Rate

16.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Sacramento

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Sacramento is Black, with 26.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Sacramento is Islander, with 2.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.32%.

West Sacramento Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.86%
High School13.90%
Some College10.71%
Bachelors or Greater4.19%

West Sacramento Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.26%
Male Unemployed28.37%
Female Employed5.13%
Male Employed4.94%

West Sacramento Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Sacramento Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$70,699$89,643
Families$81,336$100,506
Married Families$93,302-
Non Families$42,681$60,785
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Income by Household Type

West Sacramento Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

West Sacramento Married by Age and Sex

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West Sacramento Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

West Sacramento Marital Status by Race

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West Sacramento Marital Status

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2,221

Number of Veterans

2,043

Male Veterans

178

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam767
First Gulf War599
Second Gulf War395
Korea194
World War II43

West Sacramento Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54656
65 to 74543
55 to 64532
75+389
18 to 34101

West Sacramento Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6876.27%
Hispanic2942.78%
2 or More2148.30%
Asian1793.90%
Black1195.53%
Other150.63%
Hawaiian71.50%

West Sacramento Veterans by Race

West Sacramento Veterans by Education

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9.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Sacramento Veterans by Education

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65.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

West Sacramento Employment by Age

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West Sacramento Employment by Race

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West Sacramento Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.66%

Born in California

74.25%

Native Born

25.75%

Foreign Born

11.97%

Non Citizen

13.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.25% of West Sacramento residents were born in the United States, with 58.66% having been born in California. 11.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Sacramento Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202153,355-82-0.15%
202053,437-82-0.15%
201953,519-82-0.15%
201853,6012970.56%
201753,3043710.70%
201652,9335020.96%
201552,4317941.54%
201451,6371,6593.32%
201349,9784500.91%
201249,5284220.86%
201149,1062640.54%
201048,84217,2274.45%
200031,6152,7170.90%
199028,8984,4161.67%
198024,48212,4807.39%
197012,0020.00%

West Sacramento Population by Year