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Sacramento city, California

Sacramento city, California
Nickname(s):River City, Sac-Town, Sac, Sacto, The Indomitable City, Camellia City of the World, City of Trees, The Big Tomato
Population
- Total:466.488 (2010)
- Density:4.712,0/sq mi (1.836,6/sq km)
Area code(s):916
Time zone:PST (UTC−8)
Summer Time zone:PDT (UTC−7)
Website:www.cityofsacramento.org
Area
- Total:101 sq mi (260 sq km)
- Land:99 sq mi (254 sq km)
- Water:3 sq mi (6 sq km)
- % water:2,31 %
Latitude:+38.5665924
Longitude:-121.4686318

Quick information summary of the Sacramento city area.

Sacramento city is located in the state of California. It occupies the area of 101 square miles. 3 square miles are water areas and 99 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Sacramento city lies at +38.5665924, -121.4686318 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 466.488 living in the Sacramento city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (45.02%), Asian (18.33%) and Black or African American (14.65%). Median age is 32 for the males and 34 for the females.

Sacramento is the capital of the US state of California. It is located in the Sacramento County in central California, at the confluence of America and Sacramento rivers. In 2012, Sacramento had a population of 470,956, which makes it the sixth largest city in California, while its metropolitan area is fourth largest in California. The time zone used in Sacramento is Pacific Standard (UTC-8).

Sacramento is known by many nicknames: “River City,” “Camellia City of the World” (camellia was always an immensely popular flower in Sacramento),  “The Big Tomato (in past, the city was known for its many tomato canneries), “City of Trees,” and simply “Sac.”

The city is the home to the Sacramento Kings of the NBA.

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Statistical data for the Sacramento city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
466,488
White alone
210,00645.02 %
Black or African American alone
68,33514.65 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
5,2911.13 %
Asian alone
85,50318.33 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
6,6551.43 %
Some Other Race alone
57,57312.34 %
Two or More races
33,1257.10 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Sacramento city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Sacramento city part within the Subdivision
Sacramento County 1.418.788- Sacramento city part466.488
Sacramento CCD 1.072.790- Sacramento city part466.488

Profile of the Sacramento city

History of Sacramento

The Sacramento River and its valley were first discovered either in 1799 or in 1808 by a Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga. The explorers described the region as very beautiful, peaceful and green. The air was so beneficial and pleasant for them they said it was like the Holy Sacrament, which is how the city got its name. The first permanent trading colony was established by a Swiss pioneer John Sutter in 1839, who basically started the agricultural economy in the area. There was a sudden and significant increase in population after gold was discovered in the area in 1848. The discovery of gold and the consequent gold rush in the Sacramento area were crucial for the city’s development. The city charter was adopted in 1849 and the following year Sacramento was incorporated.

Mid 19th century, large groups of Chinese immigrants started arriving to California and many settled in Sacramento, which, at the time, was the second largest Californian city, after San Francisco. At first, the local population was not pleased with the newcomers who quickly established Chinatown in Sacramento. However, despite the open hatred they had to face, the Chinese participated actively in the development of the city, of railroads and buildings, and today they are recognized as one of the vital parts in the history and society of Sacramento.

Throughout the 19th century, Sacramento was an important distribution and transportation center and one of the most important cities on the West Coast. It became the capital of California in 1854. The city was the western end of the Pony Express and of the First Transcontinental Railroad. The city suffered a great setback when it was devastated by floods and consequent cholera epidemics on two occasions- in 1850 and in 1861. However, despite having brought so much devastation to the city, the two rivers- America and Sacramento- were vital for the economic development of Sacramento. Sacramento is known by many as “The River City”, not only because of the importance of two rivers for the economy but also because they are major attractions for rafters and kayakers, and also because the Sacramento River, with its deep-water port, provides a quick and easy connection with the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sacramento Economy

The economy of Sacramento is today based largely on government, which is the largest employer in the city. Transportation is still a large sector and other industries include hospitality, tourism and leisure, information technology, health services, education, research, business services and construction. Some of the major companies based in Sacramento include Sutter Health, Aerojet, Blue Diamond Growers, The McClatchy Company and Teichert.

Geography and Climate

The geography in the city is dominated by the America and Sacramento rivers and their confluence. The climate is Mediterranean, with mild and wet winters and hot and dry summers. Snowfall is relatively rare and even when it does snow, the flakes are light and don’t stick to the ground. Sacramento is one of the sunniest places in the world in the period between June and September.

Population of Sacramento

Sacramento is ethnically and racially very diverse. It has a large Hispanic or Latino population (Mexican, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Nicaraguan), as well as Asian (Chinese, Hmong, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Japanese, Pakistani, Korean, Thai and Cambodian). In 2002, Time magazine, in collaboration with the Harvard University Civil Rights project, named Sacramento one of the most racially and ethnically integrated major cities in the USA.

Culture and Tourism in Sacramento

The oldest part of the city is Sutter’s Fort, today part of a state-protected park. The second-oldest part is Old Sacramento, famous for its historic buildings and cobbled streets. Most of the mid-19th century buildings have been restored and serve as one of the city’s most important tourist attractions.

Sacramento has the largest number of community theaters in California. Professional theatre is also represented with several companies, most notably the California Musical Theatre, the Sacramento Theatre Company, and the events such as the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival.

The Crocker Art Museum, the oldest museum west of Mississippi, is one of the best museums in Sacramento. Other notable museums include the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts, the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum.

Sacramento has a rich alternative music scene, especially for hardcore and metal bands. Some of the famous bands based in Sacramento include Trash Talk, Deftones, Cake, Papa Roach, Tera Melos, Death Grips and Hella.

Food culture is becoming more and more prominent in Sacramento. Guy Fieri of Food Network owns a fusion restaurant in Sacramento and the city is also home to the famous chef and author Biba Caggiano.

Education

The major university in the city is Sacramento State (officially California State University, Sacramento). There is also a campus of the University of California located in the nearby Davis, called UC Davis. The UC Davis Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the country. In addition, there are several two-year public colleges in the city and its surroundings. As for the private universities and colleges, the most important ones include the Art Institute of California-Sacramento, the National University Sacramento and the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law, as well as extensions and campuses of the University of Southern California and the University of San Francisco.

Transportation

As for the transportation, Sacramento is served by the Sacramento International Airport, Amtrak trains (Capitol Corridor, San Joaquins route, Coast Starlight and California Zephyr), and the major highways include I-80, I-5, U.S Route 50, State Route 99 and State Route 160. The Sacramento Regional Transit District is the ninth-busiest in the USA.

Statistical data for the Sacramento city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
466,488
White alone
210,00645.02 %
Black or African American alone
68,33514.65 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
5,2911.13 %
Asian alone
85,50318.33 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
6,6551.43 %
Some Other Race alone
57,57312.34 %
Two or More races
33,1257.10 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
466,488
Not Hispanic or Latino
341,21273.14 %
Hispanic or Latino
125,27626.86 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
466,488
Not Hispanic or Latino
341,21273.14 %
White alone
161,06247.20 %
Black or African American alone
64,96719.04 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,5860.76 %
Asian alone
83,84124.57 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
6,3921.87 %
Some Other Race alone
1,2530.37 %
Two or More races
21,1116.19 %
Hispanic or Latino
125,27626.86 %
White alone
48,94439.07 %
Black or African American alone
3,3682.69 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,7052.16 %
Asian alone
1,6621.33 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
2630.21 %
Some Other Race alone
56,32044.96 %
Two or More races
12,0149.59 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
33
Male
32
Female
34

Household Type

Total
174,624
Family households
103,73059.40 %
Husband-wife family
65,55663.20 %
Other family
38,17436.80 %
Male householder, no wife present
10,53427.59 %
Female householder, no husband present
27,64072.41 %
Nonfamily households
70,89440.60 %
Householder living alone
53,34275.24 %
Householder not living alone
17,55224.76 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Sacramento city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Sacramento city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Sacramento city center

Airport

  • UCDMC Heliport [1.18 mi] [1.91 km]

Bend

  • Sacramento Bend [2.85 mi] [4.59 km]

Bridge

  • Guy A West Bridge [2.65 mi] [4.27 km]

Building

  • Carol Miller Justice Center [3.53 mi] [5.68 km]
  • West Sacramento Fire Department Station 45 [3.75 mi] [6.04 km]
  • California Highway Patrol Headquarters [1 mi] [1.61 km]
  • Sacramento Valley Ambulance Service [0.72 mi] [1.15 km]
  • California Highway Patrol Headquarters Library [0.97 mi] [1.57 km]
  • Department of Motor Vehicles - Headquarters [1.02 mi] [1.63 km]
  • University House [2.7 mi] [4.34 km]
  • University Union [2.54 mi] [4.08 km]
  • Douglass Hall [2.36 mi] [3.79 km]
  • Mendocino Hall [2.41 mi] [3.88 km]
  • West Sacramento City Hall [3.76 mi] [6.05 km]
  • Sacramento Area Council of Governments Library [0.27 mi] [0.44 km]
  • E K McClatchy Neighborhood Library [0.81 mi] [1.3 km]
  • California Institute of Public Affairs Library [3.51 mi] [5.65 km]

Cemetery

  • Saint Josephs Cemetery [1.06 mi] [1.71 km]
  • Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery [1.9 mi] [3.06 km]
  • Masonic Lawn Cemetery [1.88 mi] [3.03 km]
  • East Lawn Memorial Cemetery [1.02 mi] [1.65 km]
  • City Cemetery [1.82 mi] [2.94 km]

Church

  • Antioch Progressive Baptist Church [2 mi] [3.21 km]
  • Church of the Holy Trinity [1.08 mi] [1.75 km]
  • Congregacion dos Rio Hispana de los Testigos de Jehovah [1.25 mi] [2.02 km]
  • River City Metropolitan Community Church [1.04 mi] [1.68 km]
  • Calvary Chapel [2.83 mi] [4.55 km]
  • Saint Johns Baptist Church [1.43 mi] [2.3 km]
  • Oak Park Christian Fellowship Church [1.01 mi] [1.63 km]
  • Faith Bible Church [1.99 mi] [3.2 km]
  • Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church [1.08 mi] [1.73 km]
  • Sacramento Revival Center [0.81 mi] [1.3 km]
  • Confucius Church of Sacramento [2.13 mi] [3.43 km]
  • Salvation Army Chapel [0.79 mi] [1.27 km]
  • Riverside United Methodist Church [2.13 mi] [3.44 km]
  • Chinese Methodist Church [0.74 mi] [1.2 km]
  • Word of Life Christian Center [1.1 mi] [1.77 km]
  • Saint Marys Catholic Church [1.91 mi] [3.08 km]
  • Buddhist Church of Sacramento [1.58 mi] [2.55 km]
  • First Church of the Nazarene [0.32 mi] [0.51 km]
  • Church of Divine Man [0.95 mi] [1.53 km]

Civil

  • New Helvetia [0.16 mi] [0.26 km]

Crossing

  • Exit 8B [2.32 mi] [3.73 km]
  • Exit 9 [3.32 mi] [5.35 km]
  • Exit 8A [1.66 mi] [2.67 km]
  • Exit 298B [0.81 mi] [1.31 km]
  • Exit 298A [0.69 mi] [1.11 km]
  • Exit 6B [0.7 mi] [1.13 km]
  • Exit 6C [0.46 mi] [0.73 km]
  • Exit 6A [0.49 mi] [0.79 km]
  • Exit 7 [0.46 mi] [0.74 km]
  • Exit 5 [1.18 mi] [1.9 km]

Hospital

  • Sutter Center for Psychiatry [3.14 mi] [5.05 km]
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California [1.19 mi] [1.91 km]
  • University of California Davis Medical Center [1.03 mi] [1.65 km]
  • Sacramento Medical Center (historical) [0.9 mi] [1.44 km]
  • Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center [0.78 mi] [1.25 km]

Locale

  • E A Fairbairn Treatment Plant [2.86 mi] [4.6 km]
  • Camelia City Shopping Center [1.74 mi] [2.8 km]
  • Sacramento Marina [2.62 mi] [4.22 km]

Military

  • Sacramento Armory [2.01 mi] [3.24 km]

Park

  • California School Park [1.88 mi] [3.03 km]
  • Riverside School Park [2.22 mi] [3.57 km]
  • Sierra School Park [1.18 mi] [1.9 km]
  • Jefferson School Park [3.87 mi] [6.23 km]
  • Sierra Vista Park [1.5 mi] [2.41 km]
  • Hornet Stadium [2.58 mi] [4.15 km]
  • Sacramento School Park [0.65 mi] [1.05 km]
  • Coloma Park [1.16 mi] [1.86 km]
  • Sunset Park [0.94 mi] [1.51 km]
  • Muir Park [2.04 mi] [3.29 km]
  • Smith School Park [2.33 mi] [3.74 km]
  • Sam Combs Park [3.32 mi] [5.35 km]
  • East Lawn Childrens Park [0.9 mi] [1.46 km]
  • East Portal Park [1.5 mi] [2.42 km]

Populated Place

  • Oak Park [1.07 mi] [1.71 km]
  • Highland Park [1.24 mi] [2 km]

Post Office

  • Oak Park Post Office [1.15 mi] [1.86 km]
  • Broadway Post Office [0.98 mi] [1.58 km]

School

  • New Dimension Learning Academy [1.1 mi] [1.76 km]
  • California Middle School [1.84 mi] [2.96 km]
  • Crocker-Riverside Elementary School (historical) [1.76 mi] [2.84 km]
  • Crocker/Riverside Elementary School [2.16 mi] [3.48 km]
  • Sierra School (historical) [1.2 mi] [1.93 km]
  • Sacramento Valley School [1.2 mi] [1.93 km]
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School [3.84 mi] [6.19 km]
  • Immaculate Conception Elementary School (historical) [0.81 mi] [1.3 km]
  • Capitol Heights Academy [0.79 mi] [1.28 km]
  • Arlingtion Oaks School [3.53 mi] [5.68 km]
  • Sacramento High School [0.74 mi] [1.19 km]
  • Coloma Elementary School (historical) [1.2 mi] [1.93 km]
  • Phoebe A Hearst Elementary School [2.03 mi] [3.26 km]
  • Bishop Manogue High School (historical) [1.02 mi] [1.64 km]
  • Saint Francis Catholic High School [2.13 mi] [3.44 km]
  • Saint Mary School [1.95 mi] [3.13 km]
  • California State University - Sacramento [2.42 mi] [3.9 km]
  • Newton Booth School (historical) [0.6 mi] [0.97 km]
  • Kit Carson Middle School [1.63 mi] [2.62 km]
  • Jedediah Smith Elementary School [2.38 mi] [3.84 km]

Woods

  • Alumni Grove [2.85 mi] [4.59 km]

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