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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.
Ranked No. 14 on the Best Places to Live and Work in America list, compiled by BestJobsUsa.com, 2002
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 95817 ZIP code.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sacramento was $18,721, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Sacramento residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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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
Median rent in Sacramento, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $557. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,133.
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
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.
Sacramento County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sacramento political report.
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
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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