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Encyclopedia > Sacramento County, California
Sacramento County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Sacramento County
Location in the state of California
Map of the USA highlighting California
California's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1850
Seat Sacramento
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water
 
2,578 km² (995 mi²)
2,501 km² (966 mi²)
77 km² (30 mi²), 3.00%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density
 
1,223,499
489/km² 
Website: www.saccounty.net

Sacramento County is a county in the U.S. state of California. The county seat is the city of Sacramento, the state capital. As of 2000 the population was 1,223,499. Image File history File links Seal of Sacramento County, California This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_CA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): California ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... In countries with federal constitutions divided into subnational entities known as states, the state capital is the administrative center of a state. ...


Sacramento County covers about 994 square miles in the middle of the Central Valley, California's prime agricultural region. Sacramento County extends from the low delta lands between the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers north to about ten miles beyond the State Capitol and east to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The southernmost portion of Sacramento County has direct access to the San Francisco Bay. A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The California Central Valley Part of the Valley as seen from overhead A typical Central Valley scene at ground level The California Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the U.S. state of California. ... The Sacramento River is the longest river in the U.S. state of California. ... The San Joaquin River, 330 miles (530 km) long, is the second-longest river in California, United States. ... This article is about the mountain range in the Western United States. ... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ...

Contents

History

Sacramento County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood. For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The county was named after the Sacramento River, which forms its western border. The river was named by Spanish cavalry officer Gabriel Moraga for the Santisimo Sacramento (Most Holy Sacrament), referring to the Eucharist. The Sacramento River is the longest river in the U.S. state of California. ... Spanish army officer Gabriel Moraga was one of the first Europeans to explore Californias Great Central Valley. ... For other uses, see Eucharist (disambiguation). ...


Alexander Hamilton Willard of the Lewis and Clark Expedition is buried in the old Franklin Cemetery. Alexander Hamilton Willard (1778 – 1865) was one of the members of the Corps of Discovery, led by Lewis and Clark. ... “Lewis and Clark” redirects here. ... Franklin, California is a small town about 2 miles south of Elk Grove. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,578 km² (995 mi²). 2,501 km² (966 mi²) of it is land and 77 km² (30 mi²) of it (3.00%) is water. Most of the county is at an elevation close to sea level, with some areas below sea level. Hills along the eastern boundary rise to several hundred feet. Major watercourses in the county include the American River, Sacramento River and Dry Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The American River, located in the US state of California, has a prominent place in American history for being the site of Sutters Mill, where gold was found in 1848, leading to the California Gold Rush. ... The Sacramento River is the longest river in the U.S. state of California. ... Dry Creek is a stream in Placer County and Sacramento County, California, USA which is formed from the confluence of Cirby Creek and Linda Creek, which join within the city of Roseville, California. ...


Cities and towns

Incorporated Places

Citrus Heights is a city in Sacramento County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 85,071. ... Coordinates: , Incorporated July 1, 2000 Government  - Mayor James Cooper  - Mayor Pro Tempore Michael Leary  - Chief Of Police Robert Simmons Elevation 13. ... Historic Sutter Street‎ Folsom is a city in Sacramento County, California, United States. ... Galt ~The Great American Little Town~ is a city in Sacramento County, California, USA. The population was 19,472 at the 2000 census. ... Isleton is a city located in Sacramento County, California. ... Coordinates: , Country State County Sacramento Incorporated July 1, 2003 Government  - Mayor David Sander  - Vice Mayor Linda Budge  - City Manager Ted A. Gaebler Area  - City  22. ... Sacramento redirects here. ...

Unincorporated Census Designated Places

A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Antelope is an unincorporated area of Sacramento County, California, USA located approximately 18 miles (29 km) northeast of downtown Sacramento and 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Roseville. ... Arden-Arcade is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ... Carmichael is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. ... Fair Oaks is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. ... Florin is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ... Foothill Farms is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated commmunity in Sacramento County, California, USA. The population was 17,426 at the 2000 census. ... Typical Gold River Home. ... Herald is an unincorporated rural community located in Sacramento County, California. ... La Riviera is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ... Locke, California is a community built in California, USA by Chinese immigrants during the early 20th century. ... North Highlands is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ... Orangevale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. ... Parkway-South Sacramento is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ... Rancho Murieta is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ... Rio Linda is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. ... Rosemont is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ... Vineyard is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ... Walnut Grove is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ... Wilton is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ...

Adjacent Counties

San Joaquin County is a county located in Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, just east of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Contra Costa County is a suburban county in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... Solano County is a county located in central part of the U.S. state of California, about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento and is one of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. ... Yolo County is located in the northern part of the U.S. state of California, bordered by the counties of Sacramento, Solano, Napa, Lake, Colusa, and Sutter. ... Sutter County is a county located along the Sacramento River in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, north of state capital Sacramento. ... Placer County is a county located in California, USAs Sierra Nevada, in the Gold Country. ... El Dorado County is a county located in the Gold Country of the U.S. state of California, in the Sierra Nevada. ... jay is gay Amador County is a county located in the Sierra Nevada of the U.S. state of California. ...

Transportation Infrastructure

Major Highways

Image File history File links I-5_(CA). ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... Image File history File links I-80_(CA). ... Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Image File history File links Business_Loop_80. ... Interstate 80 Business, called the Capital City Freeway in its entirety, is a Business Loop of Interstate 80 through Sacramento. ... Image File history File links US_50_(CA). ... U.S. Route 50 is a major east-west route of the U.S. Highway system, stretching just over 3000 miles (4800 km) from West Sacramento, California east to Ocean City, Maryland on the Atlantic Ocean. ... Image File history File links California_16. ... JUNCTION MILE POST SR-20 COL 0. ... Image File history File links California_70. ... State Route 70 is an east-west highway in California connecting Route 99 in southern Sutter County to U.S. Route 395 north of Reno, Nevada just on the California side of the state line via the cities of Marysville and Oroville. ... Image File history File links California_99. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 KER 0. ... Image File history File links California_104. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-99 SAC 0. ... Image File history File links California_160. ... California State Route 160 is a north-south highway through the inland delta of the Sacramento River between Sacramento, California and Antioch, California (junction California State Route 4) through downtown Sacramento. ...

Public Transportation

Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) provides bus and light rail service in Sacramento and nearby communities. The cities of Elk Grove, Folsom and Galt also operate their own bus lines. In addition, the transit agencies of the adjacent counties have routes operating into Downtown Sacramento, or connecting with the light rail system. Elk Grove can refer to: Elk Grove, California Elk Grove Village, Illinois Elk Grove, Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Folsom is the name of several places in the United States of America: Folsom, California Folsom, Louisiana Folsom, New Jersey Folsom, Pennsylvania The Folsom Street Fair is held at the end of September during San Franciscos Leather Pride Week. ... Galt is the name of some places in the United States of America: Galt, California Galt, Illinois Galt, Iowa Galt, Kansas Galt, Maryland Galt, Missouri Galt, Nevada The former city of Galt, Ontario, Canada, is now part of Cambridge. ...


Greyhound and Amtrak both serve Sacramento. Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America , serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ...


Airports

Sacramento International Airport is a major, full-service airport with passenger flights. It is owned by the County of Sacramento. The County also owns Sacramento Mather Airport in Rancho Cordova and Sacramento Executive Airport, both of which are general aviation airports. There are also privately owned public use airports located in Elk Grove and Rio Linda. Sacramento International Airport (IATA: SMF, ICAO: KSMF, FAA LID: SMF) is a public airport located 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the central business district (CBD) of Sacramento, in Sacramento County, California, USA It is run by Sacramento County. ... Sacramento Mather Airport (IATA: MHR, ICAO: KMHR, FAA LID: MHR), also known as simply Mather Airport, is a public airport located 10 miles (16 km) east of the central business district (CBD) of Sacramento, a city in Sacramento County, California, USA. The airport covers 2,875 acres and has two... City seal Rancho Cordova is a census-designated place and city located in Sacramento County, California. ... Sacramento Executive Airport (IATA: SAC, ICAO: KSAC, FAA LID: SAC), also known as simply Executive Airport, is a public airport located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district (CBD) of Sacramento, a city in Sacramento County, California, USA. The airport covers 540 acres and has three runways...


Politics

Presidential Election Results
Year Republican Democratic
2004 49.3% 235,539 49.5% 236,657
2000 49.3% 195,619 45.3% 212,792
1996 40.8% 166,049 49.8% 203,019
1992 35.4% 160,366 43.6% 197,540
1988 47.7% 188,557 51.0% 201,832
1984 55.6% 204,922 43.1% 159,128
1980 47.7% 153,721 40.4% 130,031
1976 44.6% 123,110 52.3% 144,203
1972 49.0% 141,218 47.6% 137,287
1968 41.7% 97,177 50.9% 118,769
1964 34.2% 77,871 65.7% 149,668
1960 43.3% 84,252 56.3% 109,695

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Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 1,223,499 people, 453,602 households, and 297,562 families residing in the county. The population density was 489/km² (1,267/mi²). There were 474,814 housing units at an average density of 190/km² (492/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 64.02% White, 9.96% Black or African American, 1.09% Native American, 11.03% Asian, 0.59% Pacific Islander, 7.48% from other races, and 5.84% from two or more races. 16.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 75.7% spoke English, 10.0% Spanish, 1.5% Hmong, 1.4% Chinese or Mandarin, 1.3% Vietnamese, 1.2% Tagalog and 1.2% Russian as their first language. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... |familycolor=Hmong-Mien |states=Sichuan, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and USA. |speakers=over 4 million[1] |fam1=Hmong-Mien |iso2=hmn| |lc1=hmn|ld1=Hmong (generic)|ll1=none |lc2=mww|ld2=Hmong Daw (Laos, China)|ll2=none |lc3=hmv|ld3=Hmong Do (Vietnam)|ll3=none |lc4=hmf|ld4=Hmong Don (Vietnam... Map of eastern China and Taiwan, showing the historic distribution of Mandarin Chinese in light brown. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ...


There were 453,602 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.40% were married couples living together, 14.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.24. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $43,816, and the median income for a family was $50,717. Males had a median income of $39,482 versus $31,569 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,142. About 10.30% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.20% of those under age 18 and 6.60% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Miscellaneous Information

  • Average annual maximum temperature: 73.6 degrees Fahrenheit (23.1 degrees Celsius)
  • Average annual minimum temperature: 49 °F (9.5 °C)
  • Average rainfall: 19.6 inches (500 mm)
  • Climate is mild winter rainy seasons typically in the 40's and 50's and long dry summer seasons with many hot spells of over 100 for several days in a row, (average temperature does not tell the whole story), with very pleasant dry weather most other times.
  • 20.5 miles (33.0 km) of light rail system (an additional 22.1 miles or 35.6 km is under construction)
  • 3 mainline railroad tracks
  • 10 million passengers annually through Sacramento International airport
  • Port of Sacramento ships 870,000 short tons (790,000 metric tons) of cargo annually
  • 14 Regional Parks Districts
  • 6 million trees
  • 19 major public & private colleges & universities
  • 16 public school districts
  • 15 major art and historical museums
  • 26 public libraries
  • 10 hospitals
  • 69.6% of eligible voters are registered to vote
  • Population density: 1,252/mi² (483/km²)
  • Leading agricultural crops include: milk, wine grapes, Bartlett pears, field corn, turkeys

This article is about light rail systems in general. ... The short ton is a unit of mass equal to 907. ... A tonne (also called metric ton) is a non-SI unit of mass, accepted for use with SI, defined as: 1 tonne = 103 kg (= 106 g). ...

See also

List of school districts in Sacramento County, California Arcohe Union Elementary School District Center Joint Unified School District Del Paso Heights Elementary School District Elk Grove Unified School District Elverta Joint Elementary School District Folsom-Cordova Unified School District Galt Joint Union Elementary School District Galt Joint Union High School... This is a list of California Historical Landmarks. ...

External links

Coordinates: 38°27′N 121°21′W / 38.45, -121.35 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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The County is bordered by Contra Costa and San Joaquin Counties on the south, Amador and El Dorado Counties on the east, Placer and Sutter Counties on the north, and Yolo and Solano Counties on the west.
Sacramento County extends from the low delta lands between the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers north to about ten miles beyond the State Capitol and east to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Sacramento County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood.
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