Sacramento, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    476,075
  • Population Density
    4,710 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    100 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    662 3.3
Sacramento is a large city in California with 476,075 residents. It has high home values, average rent costs, and very high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 662 reviews
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    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Hagginwood: I live by a police station, so there's protection.
    • 2
    Overall Experience at Hagginwood: I live in Del Paso Heights, not the best area.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Sacramento: The safety around my neighborhood got worse in the past few years. I work in the high school I graduated and we had to have a lock down because of a threat made to the school. I also live near a middle school which I hear has shootings around that school every so often. Fortunately most of the time it is not during school hours. When all of this happens the police is quick in responding to the calls.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Sacramento: It's not the safest place in the city but it is also not the worst. If I can do it all over again I would have advocated to stay in Los Angeles. Sacramento compared to the rest of the country is pretty decent.
    • 2
    Overall Experience at North Oak Park: Specifically in my environment, its not the best. But it could be a whole lot worse

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
Valley Hi / North Laguna 47,065
South Natomas 30,248
Meadowview 27,409
Pocket 26,487
East Sacramento 22,396
Parkway 22,364
Natomas Park 20,205
South Land Park 12,732
Robla 12,665
College/Glen 10,946
Land Park 9,939
Fruitridge Manor 9,614
Midtown / Winn Park / Capital Avenue 9,509
Curtis Park 9,429
Greenhaven 9,411
Central Oak Park 9,037
North City Farms 8,762
Willowcreek 8,357
Hagginwood 8,133
Gateway West 7,979
Downtown 7,936
South Hagginwood 7,881
Village 7 7,685
Del Paso Park 7,476
South Oak Park 7,397
Noralto 7,348
Creekside 6,929
Village 12 6,821
Southeast Village 6,520
North Oak Park 6,113
Golf Course Terrace 5,629
Avondale 5,532
Glenwood Meadows 5,509
Regency Park 5,501
Old North Sacramento 5,330
Tahoe Park 5,262
Boulevard Park 4,867
East Del Paso Heights 4,829
Pell/Main Industrial Park 4,803
Brentwood 4,760
Gardenland 4,694
Sundance Lake 4,385
Del Paso Heights 4,191
Northgate 4,166
Swanston Estates 4,129
Natomas Creek 4,101
Upper Land Park 4,077
Newton Booth 4,026
RP - Sports Complex 3,965
Colonial Manor 3,952
Med Center 3,874
Glen Elder 3,859
River Park 3,793
Strawberry Manor 3,783
Raley Industrial Park 3,771
Mansion Flats 3,763
River Gardens 3,756
Marshall School 3,708
Airport 3,697
Heritage Park 3,589
Woodbine 3,545
College Town 3,389
Campus Commons 3,371
Colonial Village 3,318
Westlake 3,287
New Era Park 3,234
Tahoe Park East 3,222
Elmhurst 3,183
Village 5 3,081
Cannon Industrial Park 3,066
Hollywood Park 3,018
Tallac Village 3,012
Florin Fruitridge Industrial Park 2,947
Lawrence Park 2,921
Northpointe 2,886
Hansen Park Golf Course Site 2,886
Richardson Village 2,872
Sierra Oaks 2,861
Natomas Crossing 2,784
West Del Paso Heights 2,752
Carleton Tract 2,643
Colonial Heights 2,617
Old Sacramento 2,615
Ben Ali 2,528
Southside Park 2,495
Gateway Center 2,411
Valleyview Acres 2,377
Village 14 2,377
American River Parkway 2,351
Tahoe Park South 2,322
Wills Acres 2,311
Richmond Grove 2,285
CSUS 2,265
West Tahoe Park 2,230
Woodlake 1,854
Oak Knoll 1,684
Johnson Heights 1,684
Arden Fair 1,649
South City Farms 1,630
Mangan Park 1,600
Point West 1,490
Freeport Manor 1,466
Alhambra Triangle 1,445
Little Pocket 1,443
Z'berg Park 1,398
Alkali Flat 1,268
Metro Center 1,233
Erikson Industrial Park 1,134
Cal Expo 1,103
Dos Rios Triangle 1,052
Parker Homes 1,046
Village Green 1,046
Fairgrounds 922
Johnson Business Park 906
New Brighton 874
Granite Regional Park 874
Belvedere 874
Ramona Village 874
Youngs Heights 840
Southern Pacific / Richards 779
Morrison Creek 712
Elder Creek 712
Natomas Corporate Center 613
SCC 498

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Parkway 14,756
4.00 West Sacramento 49,946
3.66 Florin 50,791
4.00 Rosemont 22,824
4.00 La Riviera 11,529
2.66 Rio Linda 14,581
3.66 North Highlands 44,899
East Yolo Township 50,255
4.00 Elk Grove 158,455
Rancho Cordova Township 114,151
Clarksburg Township 1,133

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 San Francisco 829,072
3.66 Fresno 506,132
4.00 Reno 231,103
4.33 Seattle 637,850
3.66 Los Angeles 3,862,210

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 95823 73,641
3.66 95758 62,099
3.33 95828 61,490
3.66 95831 41,597
3.33 95822 42,907
3.66 95826 38,378
3.66 95833 39,117
3.66 95835 39,073
3.00 95838 35,935
3.33 95820 34,529
3.00 95821 34,439
3.00 95824 29,781
4.00 95825 31,083
3.00 95660 33,014
3.33 95815 25,772
4.00 95834 23,986
3.66 95864 22,698
4.00 95818 20,135
3.33 95841 19,361
4.00 95819 18,374
4.00 95816 16,845
2.33 95673 14,773
3.33 95817 14,472
2.66 95832 11,908
4.00 95814 10,076
3.66 95811 7,131

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
Charles A. Jones Career & Education Center
The Art Institute of California - Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University
Woodland Community College
MTI College
Brightwood 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 33.97% 63.25% 39.16% 55.22% 28.60% 28.49% 61.91% 41.42% 66.20%
Hispanic 27.64% 16.62% 38.18% 20.39% 48.03% 48.59% 24.72% 15.26% 6.36%
Asian 18.44% 4.83% 13.30% 11.97% 12.70% 11.38% 6.29% 33.30% 14.15%
African American 13.03% 12.23% 5.66% 6.86% 7.49% 8.85% 2.72% 5.51% 7.19%
Multiracial 4.83% 2.05% 2.74% 4.07% 2.44% 2.09% 2.76% 3.41% 4.92%
Pacific Islander 1.42% 0.16% 0.36% 0.72% 0.17% 0.15% 0.70% 0.41% 0.46%
Native American 0.42% 0.66% 0.38% 0.52% 0.39% 0.16% 0.87% 0.20% 0.55%
Other 0.26% 0.19% 0.22% 0.25% 0.18% 0.28% 0.03% 0.50% 0.16%

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% 12% 10% 10% 5% 6%
18 to 24 years 11% 10% 10% 10% 12% 11% 12% 9% 11%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 14% 14% 16% 17% 16% 22% 21%
35 to 44 years 13% 13% 14% 13% 12% 15% 12% 16% 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% 10% 11% 13% 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 17% 14% 19% 12% 25% 25% 14% 13% 7%
High school diploma or equivalent 21% 28% 21% 21% 23% 19% 23% 13% 11%
Some college or associate degree 33% 29% 30% 36% 32% 24% 33% 21% 24%
Bachelor's degree 19% 18% 20% 20% 14% 21% 19% 32% 34%
Master's degree or higher 11% 11% 11% 10% 6% 11% 11% 21% 24%

Gender

Sacramento, CA United States California Sacramento Metro Area Fresno, CA Los Angeles, CA Reno, NV San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Female 51.4% 50.8% 50.3% 51.0% 50.8% 50.4% 49.3% 49.2% 50.0%
Male 48.6% 49.2% 49.7% 49.0% 49.2% 49.6% 50.7% 50.8% 50.0%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Sacramento, CA United States California Sacramento Metro Area Fresno, CA Los Angeles, CA Reno, NV San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Own 47.6% 64.9% 54.8% 60.3% 47.4% 37.2% 46.6% 36.6% 46.2%
Rent 52.4% 35.1% 45.2% 39.7% 52.6% 62.8% 53.4% 63.4% 53.8%

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 385.7 264.1 226.0 259.8 292.5 251.8 315.2 368.9 339.8
Murder 5.8 5.2 4.2 4.2 9.2 6.7 6.4 5.3 3.9
Rape 16.2 36.8 24.3 10.3 28.8 54.5 41.8 23.2
Robbery 207.1 135.0 136.3 130.0 152.2 203.5 111.9 379.2 236.2

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 670.7 575.0 523.6 652.6 919.9 385.7 558.2 615.9 1070.1
Larceny 1956.0 2114.0 1621.6 1883.0 2587.2 1389.4 2004.2 3966.9 4226.0
Motor vehicle theft 496.5 257.3 402.8 344.3 604.7 352.9 329.7 720.5 831.2

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 104 responses

  • 60% Yes
  • 24% Not sure
  • 16% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 145 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 133 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 133 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 138 responses

  • 16% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 42% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 37% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 5% 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 52 responses

  • 44% Very accepting.
  • 42% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 13% 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 179 responses

  • 16% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 54% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 26% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 4% 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 52 responses

  • 15% I love everything about it.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 23% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 2% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 58 responses

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