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Overview

Introduction to West Sacramento, California

West Sacramento, California, in Yolo county, is 1 mile W of Sacramento, California. The people of the city are in the Yolo metropolitan area.

West Sacramento History

John Schwartz was the first Euro-American to settle in West Sacramento, in 1844. A large number of miners moved here when gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848. At that time, James McDowell owned 600 acres of the land. When James McDowell was killed during the early gold rush era, his wife Margaret sold 160 acres of the land and named the area the "Town of Washington". This town experienced a significant development in business and shipping activities. In addition, diary industry was established in West Sacramento during this time. In 1987, West Sacramento was incorporated as a city.

West Sacramento and Nearby Attractions

  • Linden Park.
  • Raley Field.
  • California Museum For History.
  • Sacramento Zoo.

Things To Do In West Sacramento

In West Sacramento, you can spend your leisure by playing basketball, baseball or softball at the local parks and playgrounds. The city also has biking and hiking trails. You can also watch the Sacramento Rivercats play at Raley Field.

West Sacramento Transportation

Sacramento International Airport is the nearest airport.

West Sacramento Higher Education

The nearest college is Sacramento City College. For individuals looking for more options, or for a 4-year degree program, the Sacramento area might be serviced by online schools. Enrolling in one of these institutions can help people who wish to earn a degree in public health, English, nursing and business. Some schools may even offer students the chance to earn teaching degrees online.

Demographics

People

Total Population51,386
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens11.4%
Employed Population 16+22,645
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.6%
Median Earnings25+$37,053
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,822
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,351

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,465
% Above Poverty Level83.7%
% Below Poverty Level16.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone25.9%
Median Gross Rent$907
Median House Value$276,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.6%
German10.7%
Irish8.2%
English6.2%
Italian4.5%
Russian4.3%
Ukrainian2.3%
Afghan)1.9%
Portuguese1.7%
French Except Basque1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Norwegian1.3%
Swedish1.2%
Scottish1%
Polish0.9%
African0.7%
Brazilian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Greek0.4%
Arab0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Turkish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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West Sacramento Almanac

CategoryValue
County Yolo County
Standard Zip Codes95691, 95605
P.O. Box Zip Codes95798, 95799
Phone Area Codes916, 530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.66
Approximate Longitude-121.62

West Sacramento Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSACRAMENTO AP
Distance5.8 miles
Jan Temp39 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp58 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip17.9 inches
StationDAVIS 2 WSW EXP FARM
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp37 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp56 to 93 F
Oct Temp48 to 79 F
Annual Precip19 inches
StationFOLSOM DAM
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp39 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp61 to 95 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip24.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Citrus Heights85,954$60,600
Davis66,886$108,063
Elk Grove163,634$91,973
Rancho Cordova69,482$60,545
Sacramento484,530$60,601
Woodland57,552$66,714

West Sacramento Public Schools

Elkhorn Village Elementary
750 Cummins Way
ZIP: 95605
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Riverbank Elementary
1100 Carrie St.
ZIP: 95605
Primary
Total Enrollment 892
Bridgeway Island Elementary
3255 Half Moon Bay Cir.
ZIP: 95691
Primary
Total Enrollment 968
Evergreen Elementary
919 W.acre Rd.
ZIP: 95691
Primary
Total Enrollment 9
Evergreen Middle
919 W.acre Rd.
ZIP: 95691
Middle
Total Enrollment 13
River City High
1 Raider Ln.
ZIP: 95691
High
Total Enrollment 2112
Sacramento Valley Charter
2399 Sellers Way
ZIP: 95691
Primary
Total Enrollment 240
Southport Elementary
2747 Linden Rd.
ZIP: 95691
Primary
Total Enrollment 861
Stonegate Elementary
2500 La Jolla St.
ZIP: 95691
Primary
Total Enrollment 785
West Sacramento Early College Prep Charter
1504 Fallbrook St.
ZIP: 95691
Other
Total Enrollment 142
West Sacramento School For Independent Study
1 Raider Ln.
ZIP: 95691
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Westfield Village Elementary
508 Poplar St.
ZIP: 95691
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Westmore Oaks Elementary
1100 Clarendon St.
ZIP: 95691
Primary
Total Enrollment 801
Yolo High
919 W.acre Rd.
ZIP: 95691
High
Total Enrollment 107

West Sacramento Private Schools

Holy Cross College Prep Academy
800 Todhunter Ave
ZIP: 95605
Elementary
Total Enrollment 98
Our Lady Of Grace School
1990 Linden Rd
ZIP: 95691
Elementary
Total Enrollment 255
Rivercity Christian Academy
1205 Merkley Ave
ZIP: 95691
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
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