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The 2000 Census showed that Sacramento County had a population of 1,223,499 people. This represented 3.61% of the total population of California, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Sacramento had a population of 1,400,949 people. This is an increase of 14.5% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20101,418,788+15.96%+1.27% since 2009
20091,400,949+14.5%+1.04% since 2008
20081,386,469+13.32%+0.94% since 2007
20071,373,585+12.27%+0.83% since 2006
20061,362,328+11.35%+0.56% since 2005
20051,354,695+10.72%+0.77% since 2004
20041,344,279+9.87%+1.46% since 2003
20031,324,971+8.29%+1.99% since 2002
20021,299,105+6.18%+2.66% since 2001
20011,265,432+3.43%+3.43% since 2000
20001,223,499The Last Census

Sacramento County had 474,814 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Sacramento County has a total area<3> of 995 square miles [2,578 km²]. Of this total, 965 square miles [2,501 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3%) being water (29.83 square miles [77.3 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Sacramento County had a population density of 1,267 people per square mile [489.2 people/km²], making it the state's 8th most densely populated county (out of 58 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Sacramento County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Sacramento and the state of California.

Click here for the Sacramento County QuickFact (QF-06067).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Sacramento County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Citrus HeightsQF-061358884,61785,071-0.53%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Sacramento County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AmadorQF-06005   E37,87635,1007.91%
Contra CostaQF-06013   SW1,041,274948,8169.74%
PlacerQF-06061   NE348,552248,39940.32%
San JoaquinQF-06077   S674,860563,59819.74%
SolanoQF-06095   SW407,234394,5423.22%
SutterQF-06101   NW92,61478,93017.34%
YoloQF-06113   W199,407168,66018.23%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Sacramento. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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