Sacramento is a large city in California with approximately 489,000 residents. Young professionals account for a larger portion of the population here (18%) than nationally (15%), making it a great place to set out on your own. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 36, skew younger than most cities in California. By a narrow 53%-47% margin, renters hold a slight majority over homeowners in Sacramento. With a relatively low average rent of $1,158/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in California.
Twenty-one percent of Sacramento residents over the age of 25 have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Many Sacramento residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and public administration. Combined, these industries account for 17% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Sacramento workers bring in an average annual income of just under $71,000, around $15,000 less than those elsewhere in the state. Sacramento's average income, however, is fairly average compared to the national level of $73,345.
Sacramento residents have an average commute of about 27 minutes. Many residents (37%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't widely used. Few commuters walk to work.