Over the past decade, the Sacramento region’s population has grown – and it will continue to grow – at a rate faster than the state as a whole. At the current time, Sacramento County’s population is larger than the populations of the other five counties in the region (El Dorado, Placer, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba) combined. As the population center, Sacramento County enjoys many benefits, such as richer population diversity and economic opportunities, but also experiences social and environmental challenges affiliated with urban populations.
Why is this important?
- Understanding the current and future population growth is central to planning for services and development.
How are we doing?
- The 2013 population estimate for Sacramento County is 1,451,204.
- The population of Sacramento County has increased by 8% or more than 100,000 residents since 2004.
- In the last decade, population growth in Sacramento County (8%) has been slightly greater than State (6%) overall.
- While growth has slowed during the economic downturn, the California Department of Finance projects there will be an additional 250,000 residents in Sacramento County by the year 2030.
- Sacramento County accounts for more than 61% of the SACOG region's (El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties) population.