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Time Zone: Sacramento County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Sacramento is the Seat for Sacramento County. In addition, the community of Sacramento is also the capital of California.

Sacramento County is one of the original counties of California and was founded in 1850.

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 last Census (which gave a population of 1,223,499 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Sacramento represented 3.61% of the total population of California, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
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% 
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20001,223,499The Last Census

More information can be found on the Sacramento County Census Page for Sacramento County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Sacramento County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Sacramento County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Sacramento   466,676407,01814.66% increase  
Citrus Heights   84,61785,0710.53% decrease  
Folsom   67,80651,88430.69% increase  
Galt   24,05919,47223.56% increase  
Isleton   8428281.69% increase  

Websites for Sacramento County

Official Website:   www.saccounty.net/

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

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