Sacramento County, California Population 2020

Sacramento County, California's estimated population is 1,565,370 with a growth rate of 0.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sacramento County, California is the 9th largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 1,421,380 and has seen a growth of 10.13% since this time.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20201,565,37013,3100.86%
20191,552,06013,3100.86%
20181,538,75011,4500.75%
20171,527,30016,3101.08%
20161,510,99017,3201.16%
20151,493,67018,7501.27%
20141,474,92017,5801.21%
20131,457,34012,4900.86%
20121,444,85011,1200.78%
20111,433,73012,3500.87%
20101,421,380380,16036.51%
19901,041,220257,83932.91%
1980783,381151,88324.05%
1970631,498128,72025.60%
1960502,778225,63881.42%
1950277,140106,80762.70%
1940170,33328,33419.95%
1930141,99950,97055.99%
192091,02923,22334.25%
191067,80621,89147.68%
190045,9155,57613.82%
189040,3395,94917.30%
188034,3907,56028.18%
187026,8302,68811.13%
186024,14215,055165.68%
18509,0870.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.86%
County Website
County Seat
2010 Population
1421380
Growth (since 2010)
10.13%
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Sacramento County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White873,90557.32%
Asian239,44715.71%
Black or African American149,8919.83%
Some Other Race119,9227.87%
Two or More Races113,8777.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander17,4001.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native10,1110.66%
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Sacramento County, California Population by Race

Sacramento County, California Population Pyramid 2020

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Sacramento County, California Median Age

36.2


Total

35


Male

37.5


Female

Sacramento County, California Adults

There are 1,161,380 adults, (209,596 of whom are seniors) in Sacramento County, California.

Sacramento County, California Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Sacramento County, California Sex Ratio

Female

779,556

51.13%

Male

744,997

48.87%

Sacramento County, California Population by Age

Sacramento County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sacramento County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.7%28.3%
All56.4%43.6%
Non Family44.8%55.2%
Male44.4%55.6%
Female40.1%59.9%

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sacramento County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All543,0252.7656.4
Married248,6273.571.7
Non Family184,4811.3444.8
Female76,5483.540.1
Male33,3693.4944.4

3.38

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

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Sacramento County, California Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade64,7386.29%
9th to 12th Grade61,5275.98%
High School Graduate230,62222.42%
Some College254,81624.77%
Associates Degree99,5589.68%
Bachelors Degree210,14420.43%
Graduate Degree107,17510.42%
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Sacramento County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sacramento County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White516,143486,380182,652
Hispanic196,260145,20433,243
Asian166,509136,94266,871
Black97,63787,96921,574
Other Race69,44046,8618,037
Multiple Races49,71344,62514,058
Islander11,8069,6961,487
Native American7,6296,2181,289

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.23%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.16%.

Sacramento County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,375$46,850$38,526
Less Than High School$24,334$29,377$18,788
High School Grad$31,634$36,194$26,909
Some College$39,206$44,134$34,698
Bachelors Degree$59,404$65,896$52,950
Graduate Degree$80,370$90,386$72,781

$42,375

Average Earnings

$46,850

Average Male

$38,526

Average Female

Sacramento County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sacramento County, California Language by Age

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Sacramento County, California Language

67.33% of Sacramento County, California residents speak only English, while 32.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.84% of the population.

Sacramento County, California Language

Sacramento County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White675,02072,55110.75%
Hispanic347,67262,94518.10%
Asian237,87534,59014.54%
Black145,14832,20422.19%
Other117,40824,31120.71%
Multiple112,31919,85217.67%
Islander17,2532,47614.35%
Native9,8492,17422.07%

14.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.15%

Male Poverty Rate

15.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sacramento County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sacramento County, California is Black, with 22.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sacramento County, California is White, with 10.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.75%.

Sacramento County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.79%
High School16.40%
Some College11.11%
Bachelors or Greater5.11%

Sacramento County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.84%
Male Unemployed29.92%
Female Employed7.40%
Male Employed6.44%

Sacramento County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sacramento County, California Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,151$88,883
Families$78,790$100,321
Married Families$96,593$117,770
Non Families$45,749$61,686
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Income by Household Type

Sacramento County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Sacramento County, California Married by Age and Sex

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Sacramento County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sacramento County, California Marital Status by Race

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Sacramento County, California Marital Status

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77,463

Number of Veterans

70,464

Male Veterans

6,999

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam29,197
Second Gulf War14,563
First Gulf War14,512
Korea6,723
World War II3,280

Sacramento County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7420,349
75+18,282
35 to 5416,858
55 to 6414,241
18 to 347,733

Sacramento County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White56,1518.12%
Black9,6378.49%
Hispanic8,6643.66%
Asian5,1712.77%
2 or More3,5735.74%
Other1,9522.31%
Indian6527.70%
Hawaiian3272.44%

Sacramento County, California Veterans by Race

Sacramento County, California Veterans by Education

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8.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sacramento County, California Veterans by Education

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62.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Sacramento County, California Employment by Age

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Sacramento County, California Employment by Race

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Sacramento County, California 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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60.79%

Born in California

79.05%

Native Born

20.95%

Foreign Born

8.89%

Non Citizen

12.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.05% of Sacramento County, California residents were born in the United States, with 60.79% having been born in California. 8.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sacramento County, California Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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