Sacramento County, California Population 2020

Sacramento County, California's estimated population is 1,567,490 with a growth rate of 0.85% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sacramento County, California is the 8th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20201,567,49013,2600.85%
20191,554,23013,2500.86%
20181,540,98013,2600.87%
20171,527,72016,2101.07%
20161,511,51017,2201.15%
20151,494,29018,6701.27%
20141,475,62017,8701.23%
20131,457,75012,6700.88%
20121,445,08011,3400.79%
20111,433,74012,3300.87%
20101,421,410380,19036.51%
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
0.85%
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Sacramento County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White875,79358.00%
Asian235,47415.59%
Black or African American149,0649.87%
Some Other Race115,0727.62%
Two or More Races107,5657.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander16,7151.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native10,3400.68%
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Sacramento County, California Population Pyramid 2020

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Sacramento County, California Median Age

36


Total

34.8


Male

37.3


Female

Sacramento County, California Adults

There are 1,147,260 adults, (202,207 of whom are seniors) in Sacramento County, California.

Sacramento County, California Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sacramento County, California Sex Ratio

Female

772,281

51.14%

Male

737,742

48.86%

Sacramento County, California Households and Families

Sacramento County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sacramento County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.2%28.8%
All56%44%
Male45%55%
Non Family44.5%55.5%
Female38.9%61.1%

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All536,0292.7756
Married245,8573.5171.2
Non Family180,6661.3344.5
Female76,8533.5138.9
Male32,6533.4845

3.39

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Sacramento County, California Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade65,6586.49%
9th to 12th Grade62,1946.14%
High School Graduate225,82522.31%
Some College251,91024.89%
Associates Degree98,5709.74%
Bachelors Degree203,35220.09%
Graduate Degree104,77410.35%
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Sacramento County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White515,118484,794181,175
Hispanic190,553139,37231,322
Asian162,195132,29663,572
Black96,29686,09720,614
Other Race66,39744,3667,557
Multiple Races45,15540,09812,032
Islander11,1149,2841,360
Native American7,5656,0971,160

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.19%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,001$44,796$36,762
Less Than High School$22,512$26,642$17,469
High School Grad$30,679$34,337$25,842
Some College$37,653$42,488$32,972
Bachelors Degree$58,250$65,438$51,665
Graduate Degree$77,989$88,153$70,668

$41,001

Average Earnings

$44,796

Average Male

$36,762

Average Female

Sacramento County, California Language

Sacramento County, California Language by Age

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Sacramento County, California Language

67.64% of Sacramento County, California residents speak only English, while 32.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.77% of the population.

Sacramento County, California Poverty

Sacramento County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White675,62278,35311.60%
Hispanic341,38767,11919.66%
Asian234,09336,83015.73%
Black143,96534,98924.30%
Other112,07925,28522.56%
Multiple106,06119,83118.70%
Islander16,6012,78216.76%
Native9,9991,89118.91%

15.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.30%

Male Poverty Rate

16.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sacramento County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sacramento County, California is Black, with 24.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sacramento County, California is White, with 11.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.98%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.85%
High School17.27%
Some College11.80%
Bachelors or Greater5.54%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.06%
Male Unemployed31.10%
Female Employed8.10%
Male Employed6.98%

Sacramento County, California Income

Sacramento County, California Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,902$85,289
Families$75,565$96,585
Married Families$92,524$113,574
Non Families$42,942$58,494
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Sacramento County, California Marital Status

Sacramento County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

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 Veterans

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80,343

Number of Veterans

73,060

Male Veterans

7,283

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam30,706
First Gulf War14,963
Second Gulf War13,553
Korea7,667
World War II3,674
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7420,605
75+18,431
35 to 5418,290
55 to 6415,274
18 to 347,743
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Name Veterans % of Total
White58,5158.46%
Black10,1258.98%
Hispanic9,0813.93%
Asian5,3212.92%
2 or More3,2815.67%
Other2,1502.68%
Indian5966.98%
Hawaiian3552.78%

Sacramento County, California Veterans by Education

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8.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sacramento County, California Employment Status

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

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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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60.56%

Born in California

79.17%

Native Born

20.83%

Foreign Born

8.98%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.17% of Sacramento County, California residents were born in the United States, with 60.56% having been born in California. 8.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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