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"Almond Capital of the World"

Sacramento is a city in Sacramento County.

It is the state capital and the county seat.

The community name derives from a Spanish term for "holy sacrament."

The latitude of Sacramento is 38.581N. The longitude is -121.493W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 445,335.


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Median household income
Local
$37,049
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sacramento demographic reports
Sacramento is in the Sacramento Valley.
The community grew around Sutter's Fort, built in 1839. The transcontinental telegraph had its western terminus here.
Public transportation: Sacramento Regional Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3,420. The number of murders and homicides was 43. The violent crime rate was 7.8 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 14 on the Best Places to Live and Work in America list, compiled by BestJobsUsa.com, 2002

Ranked No. 10 on the "Best Cities for Dogs" list, Men's Health magazine, 2007

Filming location for:
· 1999 movie, "American Beauty"
· 1996 movie, "Phenomenon"
Well-known residents have included:
· Joan Didion, writer
· Sam Elliott, actor
· Molly Ringwald, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Sacramento County Fair - May 24-28, 2007
  • Gold Rush Days - Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2007
  • Jazz Jubilee - May 25-28, 2007
  • California State Fair - Aug. 17-Sept. 3, 2007
  • Harvest Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
  • Sacramento Arts Festival - Oct. 27, 2007
  • Greek Festival - Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sacramento web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Sacramento Ballet, Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: American River Parkway, Paradise Beach Recreation Area, Jedediah Smith Memorial Bicycle Trail
Sacramento attractions: Sacramento Zoo, Old Sacramento, Fairytale Town
Sports teams: Kings (NBA), Monarchs (WNBA), River Cats (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Golden State Museum, California State Capitol Museum, Governor's Mansion State Historic Park, Sutter's Fort State Historic Park, California State Railroad Museum, McClellan Aviation Museum, California Military Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Towe Museum
Colleges and universities: California State University, American River College, Cosumnes River College, Sacramento City College, Golden Gate University - Sacramento, Humphreys College - Sacramento
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 196

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sacramento demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sacramento County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 95819 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Sacramento residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sacramento ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sacramento was $18,721, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

24% of Sacramento residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
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History

Historic districts in Sacramento include Alkali Flat Central Historic District, Alkali Flat North Historic District, Alkali Flat West Historic District, Capitol Extension District, Old Sacramento Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sacramento, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $557.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,133.


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Libraries

Libraries in Sacramento include Arcade Community Library, Arden-Dimick Branch Library, Belle Cooledge Branch Library, California State Library, Central Library, Colonial Heights Library, Del Paso Branch Library, Martin Luther King Regional Library, McClatchy Branch Library, McKinley Branch Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Sacramento include Sacramento Bee

TV stations in Sacramento include KBTV-LP, KCRA, KMAX, KSPX, KTXL, KVIE, KXTV.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KXJZ., KXPR.

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Politics

Sacramento County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sacramento political report.

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Restaurants

Sacramento restaurants taking online reservations include 55 Degrees, Black Angus Steakhouse - Arden Way, Black Angus Steakhouse - South Sacramento, Brew It Up!, Chanterelle, Enotria Restaurant, Esquire, Il Fornaio - Sacramento, LoMo Argentine Grill, Mason's Restaurant ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Sacramento workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 127 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sacramento between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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