Sacramento is a star on the map as the capital city of our golden state. The city is at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River, in the northern portion of the expansive Central Valley. Sacramento is the sixth-largest city in California, and the 35th largest city in the United States. Sacramento is the cultural and economic core of the area, which includes seven counties and a population of approximately 2.5 million residents. The Sacramento area is the fourth largest in California after the Greater Los Angeles area, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the San Diego area, and is the 27th largest in the United States.

Sacramento became a city through the efforts of the Swiss immigrant John Sutter, Sr., his son John Augustus Sutter, Jr., and James W. Marshall. Sacramento grew quickly thanks to the protection of Sutter’s Fort, which was established by Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riverboats, the telegraph, the Pony Express, and the First Transcontinental Railroad.

The city was named after the Sacramento River, which forms its western border. The river was named by Spanish cavalry officer Gabriel Moraga for the Santísimo Sacramento (Blessed Sacrament), referring to the Catholic Eucharist.

California State University, Sacramento, more commonly known as Sacramento State or Sac State, is the largest university in the city and one of 23 campuses in the California State University system. University of the Pacific’s Sacramento Campus is a private university with one of its three campuses in Sacramento. In addition, the University of California, Davis, is in nearby Davis, 15 miles west of the capital. The UC Davis Medical Center, a world-renowned research hospital, is located in the city of Sacramento.

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    Number of households 286,215
    Household Avg. Income 70,083
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    Population 772,561
    Population Density 3,425
    Median Age 34
    Average value of the dwelling in which household lives $298,959
    Avg. years a household has lived in dwelling. 15 years
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