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Sacramento County, CA&

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0.87% growth
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Median Household Income
1.42% growth
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Number of Employees
2.62% growth
Median Property Value
8.5% growth

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The economy of Sacramento County, CA employs 688,935 people. The economy of Sacramento County, CA is specialized in Public Admin.; Utilities; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 2.36; 1.42; and 1.18 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Sacramento County, CA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (101,201), Retail trade (75,507), and Public Admin. (73,431), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,547), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($55,278), and Finance & Insurance ($47,072).

Median household income in Sacramento County, CA is $59,780. Males in Sacramento County, CA have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,697. The income inequality of Sacramento County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.507 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Sacramento County, CA. In Sacramento County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 80 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,827. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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Sacramento County, CA is home to a population of 1.51M people, from which 91.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Sacramento County, CA is composed of 683,607 White residents (45.1%), 347,638 Hispanic residents (23%), 226,750 Asian residents (15%), 144,128 Black residents (9.5%), and 80,895 Two+ residents (5.34%). The most common foreign languages in Sacramento County, CA are Spanish (180,867 speakers), Chinese (32,880 speakers), and Russian (24,382 speakers), but compared to other places, Sacramento County, CA has a relative high number of Hmong (21,341 speakers), Other Slavic (11,071 speakers), and Russian (24,382 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Sacramento County, CA awarded 23,123 degrees. The student population of Sacramento County, CA is skewed towards females, with 9,961 male students and 13,162 female students. Most students in Sacramento County, CA are White (9,622 and 41.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (5,115 and 22.1%), Asian (3,260 and 14.1%), and Black or African American (1,787 and 7.73%). The largest universities in Sacramento County, CA by number of graduates are California State University-Sacramento (6,740 and 29.1%), American River College (5,834 and 25.2%), and Sacramento City College (2,252 and 9.7%). The most popular majors in Sacramento County, CA are General Social Sciences (902 and 3.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (757 and 3.27%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (575 and 2.49%). The median tuition costs in Sacramento County, CA are $8,964 for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sacramento County, CA is $326,800, which is 1.59 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $301,200 to $326,800, a 8.5% increase. The homeownership rate of Sacramento County, CA is 55.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Sacramento County, CA have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sacramento County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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