Sacramento, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    471,477
  • Population Density
    4,710 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    100 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    583 3.3
Sacramento is a large city in California with 471,477 residents. It has high home values, average rent costs, and very high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 583 reviews
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    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Sacramento: The crime and safety in my area is good so far because I have not heard any complains about crimes because mostly everyone of my neighbors have a security alarm and so do my family, just in case anyone tried to break in our house.
    • 5
    Overall Experience at Sacramento: My overall experience of my area is that my my neighborhood is quite, and it is a mile away from the river so I really enjoyed walking my dog near the river.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Sacramento: There should be better security, but in all its not too bad.
    • 2
    Crime & Safety at Sacramento: There is almost a crime every week.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Sacramento: Its an alright area. There has been a lot of crime. The apartments I live in, there is good people there.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
Strawberry Manor 4,075
Pell/Main Industrial Park 4,790
Village 5 2,808
Curtis Park 9,426
Elmhurst 2,951
Sundance Lake 4,471
Granite Regional Park 885
Glenwood Meadows 5,345
East Del Paso Heights 5,181
Natomas Crossing 2,790
Colonial Heights 3,210
Parker Homes 998
Gardenland 4,752
Hagginwood 7,727
Northgate 4,078
Richardson Village 1,994
Wills Acres 2,954
Woodlake 2,170
Med Center 4,004
South Hagginwood 7,711
Swanston Estates 3,881
Hansen Park Golf Course Site 2,962
Old North Sacramento 4,978
Johnson Business Park 893
RP - Sports Complex 3,624
Dos Rios Triangle 1,076
Boulevard Park 4,997
Marshall School 3,933
SCC 514
Carleton Tract 2,638
Upper Land Park 3,956
Alhambra Triangle 1,277
Oak Knoll 1,631
Natomas Creek 4,011
Regency Park 5,998
Village 12 7,306
Valleyview Acres 1,689
Freeport Manor 1,411
Creekside 6,785
Westlake 3,567
Robla 12,305
Raley Industrial Park 3,753
Northpointe 2,962
Youngs Heights 770
Village Green 998
Village 14 1,689
Del Paso Park 6,858
Del Paso Heights 4,112
Gateway West 8,226
West Del Paso Heights 2,617
South Natomas 29,961
Johnson Heights 1,631
North Oak Park 6,170
Ben Ali 2,176
Cannon Industrial Park 3,099
Metro Center 994
Willowcreek 8,090
Noralto 7,096
Gateway Center 2,579
Hollywood Park 3,100
Natomas Corporate Center 472
Tahoe Park South 2,478
River Gardens 3,879
Erikson Industrial Park 812
American River Parkway 2,503
Arden Fair 1,682
Point West 1,596
Southern Pacific / Richards 812
Cal Expo 1,083
Alkali Flat 1,249
Mansion Flats 3,695
River Park 3,827
New Era Park 3,245
Old Sacramento 2,542
East Sacramento 22,158
Downtown 7,664
Midtown / Winn Park / Capital Avenue 9,824
Campus Commons 3,209
Sierra Oaks 2,710
Southside Park 2,340
Land Park 9,888
Richmond Grove 2,194
CSUS 2,182
College/Glen 11,271
Ramona Village 885
Little Pocket 1,388
Pocket 26,253
Tahoe Park 5,783
Fairgrounds 740
South City Farms 1,710
Mangan Park 1,550
Brentwood 4,470
Tahoe Park East 3,823
Central Oak Park 8,681
Airport 3,741
South Land Park 13,005
North City Farms 8,788
Colonial Manor 3,427
Belvedere 885
South Oak Park 7,486
Greenhaven 9,313
Lawrence Park 2,521
Tallac Village 3,129
Colonial Village 3,239
Florin Fruitridge Industrial Park 2,515
Fruitridge Manor 9,754
Avondale 5,264
Golf Course Terrace 5,672
Woodbine 3,614
Glen Elder 4,089
Z'berg Park 1,306
Newton Booth 3,887
West Tahoe Park 2,091
Southeast Village 6,053
Parkway 22,049
New Brighton 885
Elder Creek 608
Meadowview 27,824
Valley Hi / North Laguna 47,108
Morrison Creek 608
College Town 3,212
Heritage Park 3,578
Village 7 7,179
Natomas Park 19,249

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Parkway 14,921
3.66 West Sacramento 49,061
4.33 Florin 51,051
4.33 Rosemont 22,411
4.33 La Riviera 10,752
3.33 Rio Linda 15,256
4.00 North Highlands 44,574
4.00 East Yolo Township 49,645
4.00 Elk Grove 155,350
4.33 Rancho Cordova Township 112,412
4.33 Clarksburg Township 1,042

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 San Francisco 817,501
3.66 Fresno 500,819
4.00 Reno 228,442
4.33 Seattle 624,681
4.00 Los Angeles 3,827,261

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 95823 74,154
4.00 95758 61,155
4.00 95828 60,993
4.00 95831 41,224
4.00 95822 43,024
4.00 95826 37,215
3.66 95833 38,264
4.00 95835 38,606
3.33 95838 35,584
4.00 95820 33,967
4.00 95821 33,190
3.66 95824 29,344
4.00 95825 31,505
3.66 95660 32,835
4.00 95815 25,627
3.66 95834 24,201
4.00 95864 21,554
4.33 95818 19,960
4.00 95841 18,612
4.00 95819 17,705
4.33 95816 16,624
3.00 95673 15,430
4.00 95817 14,377
3.66 95832 12,051
4.33 95814 9,802
4.33 95811 7,370

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
Robla Elementary School District 6
3.66 Elk Grove Unified School District 66
3.33 Natomas Unified School District 18
3.00 San Juan Unified School District 77
2.66 Sacramento City Unified School District 87
2.33 Twin Rivers Unified School District 53

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Sacramento County Sh Special Education Public 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Gerber Junior/Senior High School Public, Alternative 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 Natomas Charter School Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Westlake Charter School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
2.33 Capital City Independent Study Public, Alternative K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Aspire Capitol Heights Academy Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
North Area Community Public, Alternative 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 Pleasant Grove High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 West Campus Public 9-12 High
2.66 The Language Academy of Sacramento Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
1.66 El Centro Junior/Senior High School Public, Alternative 5-12 Middle, High
4.00 Mira Loma High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.66 St. Hope Public School 7 Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Katherine L. Albiani Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
3.66 Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Public, Charter, Magnet 9-12 High
Elinor Lincoln Hickey Junior/Senior High School Public, Alternative 7-12 Middle, High
2.66 Valley High School Public 9-12 High
Daylor (William) High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
3.00 Creative Connections Arts Academy Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Vista Nueva Career and Technology High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
Calvine High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
3.33 Irene B. West Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary
3.66 Monterey Trail High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Barbara Comstock Morse Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary
2.66 Westside Preparatory Charter School Public, Charter 7-8 Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Florin Christian School Private, Religious K-6 Elementary
Sierra School at Eastern Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Lane Education Center Private, Special Education, All-Girls 6-12 Middle, High
Aldar Academy Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Freedom Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Martins' Achievement School Private, Special Education, All-Boys 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Sacramento Country Day School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
UHS Schools - Sacramento Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Gates of Learning Center Private, Special Education, All-Boys 7-12 Middle, High
River Valley School Private 8-12 Middle, High
3.66 Lutheran High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Northern California Preparatory School Private, Special Education 6-12 Middle, High
2.33 Calvary Christian School Private, Religious 1-11 Elementary, Middle, High
Laureate Learning Center Private, Special Education, All-Boys 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 St. Francis High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
The Williams Academy Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Jesuit High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
3.66 Christian Brothers High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.66 Valley Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Milhous School - Sacramento Private, Special Education, All-Boys 7-12 Middle, High
3.66 Sacramento Waldorf School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Wilton Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Bradshaw Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Sacramento Adventist Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
University of California - Davis
William Jessup University
California State University - Sacramento
American River College
Sierra College
Sacramento City College
Cosumnes River College
University of Phoenix - Sacramento Valley
Folsom Lake College
Universal Technical Institute - Sacramento
Carrington College California - Sacramento
Heald College - Rancho Cordova
Heald College - Roseville
Charles A. Jones Career & Education Center
The Art Institute of California - Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University
Woodland Community College
MTI College
Kaplan College - Sacramento
Bryan College - Sacramento
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Sacramento
Marinello School of Beauty - Sacramento
ITT Technical Institute - Rancho Cordova
Carrington College California - Citrus Heights
Twin Rivers Adult School
Blake Austin College

Around Sacramento

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Sacramento, CA United States California Sacramento Metro Area Fresno, CA Los Angeles, CA Reno, NV San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
White 34.73% 63.25% 39.67% 55.22% 29.58% 28.58% 61.77% 41.72% 66.69%
Hispanic 27.18% 16.62% 37.89% 20.39% 47.19% 48.59% 25.02% 15.19% 6.42%
Asian 18.08% 4.83% 13.11% 11.97% 12.56% 11.22% 6.31% 33.10% 14.02%
African American 13.30% 12.23% 5.72% 6.86% 7.58% 9.05% 2.81% 5.62% 7.23%
Multiracial 4.67% 2.05% 2.64% 4.07% 2.35% 1.96% 2.57% 3.26% 4.55%
Pacific Islander 1.31% 0.16% 0.36% 0.72% 0.17% 0.16% 0.65% 0.41% 0.41%
Native American 0.46% 0.66% 0.39% 0.52% 0.40% 0.16% 0.83% 0.24% 0.54%
Other 0.27% 0.19% 0.22% 0.25% 0.17% 0.28% 0.03% 0.46% 0.15%

Age

Sacramento, CA United States California Sacramento Metro Area Fresno, CA Los Angeles, CA Reno, NV San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
9 years and under 14% 13% 13% 13% 17% 13% 13% 8% 10%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 11% 11% 13% 10% 10% 5% 6%
18 to 24 years 11% 10% 11% 10% 12% 11% 12% 9% 11%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 14% 14% 16% 17% 16% 21% 21%
35 to 44 years 13% 13% 14% 13% 12% 15% 13% 17% 16%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 14% 14% 11% 13% 13% 14% 13%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 11% 12% 9% 10% 11% 12% 12%
65 and over 11% 13% 12% 13% 9% 11% 12% 14% 11%

Education Levels

Sacramento, CA United States California Sacramento Metro Area Fresno, CA Los Angeles, CA Reno, NV San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Less than a high school diploma 18% 14% 19% 12% 25% 26% 14% 14% 7%
High school diploma or equivalent 21% 28% 21% 21% 23% 19% 23% 13% 12%
Some college or associate degree 33% 29% 30% 36% 32% 24% 34% 21% 24%
Bachelor's degree 19% 18% 19% 20% 14% 21% 18% 32% 34%
Master's degree or higher 10% 11% 11% 10% 7% 10% 10% 21% 23%

Gender

Sacramento, CA United States California Sacramento Metro Area Fresno, CA Los Angeles, CA Reno, NV San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Male 48.4% 49.2% 49.7% 49.0% 49.4% 49.7% 51.0% 50.8% 49.7%
Female 51.6% 50.8% 50.3% 51.0% 50.6% 50.3% 49.0% 49.2% 50.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Sacramento, CA United States California Sacramento Metro Area Fresno, CA Los Angeles, CA Reno, NV San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Rent 51.6% 35.1% 44.7% 39.7% 52.0% 62.4% 52.6% 63.4% 53.2%
Own 48.4% 64.9% 55.3% 60.3% 48.0% 37.6% 47.4% 36.6% 46.8%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Sacramento, CA United States California Sacramento Metro Area Fresno, CA Los Angeles, CA Reno, NV San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Assault 386.9 278.9 218.3 259.8 305.8 196.6 329.8 318.2 308.8
Murder 7.1 5.0 4.4 4.2 7.9 6.5 6.0 5.8 3.0
Rape 19.9 15.3 10.4 19.7 29.2 19.3 23.8
Robbery 242.2 159.8 151.9 130.0 177.4 203.3 131.1 503.9 249.1

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Sacramento, CA United States California Sacramento Metro Area Fresno, CA Los Angeles, CA Reno, NV San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Burglary 812.7 573.5 600.6 652.6 1026.4 405.5 606.7 711.3 1148.7
Larceny 2349.1 2079.6 1703.7 1883.0 2614.4 1436.9 2107.4 4380.5 3763.0
Motor vehicle theft 598.3 235.5 440.2 344.3 797.2 370.8 373.2 703.5 670.5

Income

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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 81 responses

  • 58% Yes
  • 23% Not sure
  • 19% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 101 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 102 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 89 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 95 responses

  • 13% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 41% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 39% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 7% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 35 responses

  • 43% Very accepting.
  • 43% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 14% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 136 responses

  • 15% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 51% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 29% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 5% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 24 responses

  • 21% I love everything about it.
  • 46% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 29% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 4% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 23 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments