Poverty in Sacramento, California

What is the poverty rate in Sacramento, California?
The poverty rate in Sacramento is 19.8%. One out of every 5.1 residents of Sacramento lives in poverty.

How many people in Sacramento, California live in poverty?
95,420 of 482,265 Sacramento residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Sacramento compare to the rest of California?
The Poverty Rate across the state of California is 15.1%, meaning Sacramento has a significantly higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of California.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Sacramento, California Poverty Rate

Sacramento, California Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

21.5% 15.3%

2011

23.0% 6.0% 15.9%

2012

23.4% 1.0% 15.9%

2013

23.4% 0.0% 15.8%

2014

22.6% 3.0% 15.5%

2015

20.3% 11.0% 14.7%

2016

19.0% 6.0% 14.0%

2017

15.6% 21.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Sacramento, California Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

64,283

26.5% 25.2% 13.1%

American Indian

3,415

21.0% 26.8% 0.7%

Asian

90,713

19.9% 11.9% 18.5%

Pacific Islander

7,961

20.9% 19.0% 1.6%

Other

49,338

22.8% 23.8% 10.1%

Two Or More Races

32,641

19.8% 18.4% 6.7%

White

159,718

13.8% 10.3% 32.6%

Hispanic

136,221

23.3% 22.2% 27.8%

What's the Poverty Rate in Sacramento, California By Race?

26.5% of Black residents of Sacramento, California live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Sacramento, California is the same as than the national average. 17,016 of 64,283 black Californians live below the poverty line. Approximately 13.1% of the total population of Sacramento, California are black.

19.9% of Asian residents of Sacramento, California live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Sacramento, California is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 18,038 of 90,713 asian Californians live below the poverty line. Approximately 18.5% of the total population of Sacramento, California are asian.

13.8% of White residents of Sacramento, California live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Sacramento, California is the same as than the national average. 21,986 of 159,718 white Californians live below the poverty line. Approximately 32.6% of the total population of Sacramento, California are white.

23.3% of Hispanic residents of Sacramento, California live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Sacramento, California is the same as than the national average. 31,778 of 136,221 hispanic Californians live below the poverty line. Approximately 27.8% of the total population of Sacramento, California are hispanic.

Sacramento, California Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Sacramento, California?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Sacramento, California is 19.1%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Sacramento, California is 20.4%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Sacramento, California

Female residents of Sacramento, California are slightly(6%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

44,866 of 234,528 males in Sacramento live below the poverty line.

50,554 of 247,737 females in Sacramento live below the poverty line.

Sacramento, California Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Sacramento can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Sacramento, California have a Poverty Rate of 27.1%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Sacramento, California have a Poverty Rate of 16.4%.

Poverty for younger ages in Sacramento is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Sacramento, California have a Poverty Rate of 23.3%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Sacramento, California have a Poverty Rate of 25.7%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Sacramento can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Sacramento, California have a Poverty Rate of 26.1%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Sacramento, California have a Poverty Rate of 27.0%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Sacramento, California have a Poverty Rate of 29.2%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Sacramento, California have a Poverty Rate of 23.2%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Sacramento, California Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Sacramento, California?

Sacramento, California Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Sacramento, California Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

28.7%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

26.5%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

26.2%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

18.7%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

14.0%

75 to 84 Years Old

13.0%

Over 85 Years Old

13.6%

Sacramento, California Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Sacramento, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Sacramento, California who were born citizens of the United States is 19.3%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Sacramento, California who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 21.4%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Sacramento, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Sacramento, California have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 372,284 residents of Sacramento, California who were born citizens of the United States, 71,890 (19.3%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 23,530 (21.4%) of 109,981 residents of Sacramento, California who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Sacramento, California

The poverty rate in Sacramento is 19.8%.
Sacramento is in Sacramento County.
California Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in Sacramento County.
City Poverty Rate
Antelope 13.8%
Arden-Arcade 22.0%
Elverta 10.8%
Fair Oaks 10.8%
Florin 24.7%
Folsom 5.0%
Foothill Farms 21.9%
Herald 7.9%
La Riviera 16.8%
Lemon Hill 37.9%
McClellan Park 58.1%
Mather 14.3%
North Highlands 26.8%
Orangevale 9.0%
Parkway 28.3%
Rancho Cordova 14.9%
Rancho Murieta 5.0%
Rio Linda 17.6%
Rosemont 16.8%
Sacramento 19.8%
Vineyard 10.7%
Walnut Grove 7.9%
Wilton 7.7%
Carmichael 15.2%
Citrus Heights 13.2%
Clay 4.0%
Elk Grove 9.0%
Fruitridge Pocket 34.9%
Galt 15.3%
Gold River 4.1%

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