A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Sacramento ...
When the people of Sacramento refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Sacramentan<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Sacramento has a population of 501,901 people<2> (see below for details).
Sacramento was established in 1839 and was incorporated February 27, 1850.
The community of Sacramento is near sea level<3>.
Time Zone: Sacramento lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Sacramento: (916)
The ZIP codes for Sacramento: 94203-94209, 94211, 94229-94230, 94232, 94234-94237, 94239-94240, 94243-94250, 94252-94254, 94256-94259, 94261-94263, 94267-94269, 94271, 94273-94274, 94277-94280, 94282-94291, 94293-94299, 95812-95838, 95840-95842, 95851-95853, 95857, 95860, 95864-95867, 95873, 95887, 95894, 95899<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Sacramento had a population of 466,488 people (or 32.88% of the total population of Sacramento County). This makes Sacramento the county's most populous community.
The population of Sacramento represents 1.25% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 466,488 people, the population of Sacramento increased 14.61% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 407,018 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Sacramento had an population of 501,901 people. This is an increase of 7.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.31% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Sacramento.
Communities near Sacramento ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Sacramento.
Communities Also Named Sacramento ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Sacramento - they are located in Colorado, Illinois (3), Kentucky, Nebraska, New Mexico and Pennsylvania.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sacramento.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sacramento:
Websites for Sacramento ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sacramento ...
Looking for more information about Sacramento? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Sacramento, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sacramento.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Sacramento: www.cityofsacramento.org/
The official website for Sacramento County: www.saccounty.net/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019