West Sacramento

A thriving hub of diversity and growth, offering riverside tranquility and urban vibrancy

Welcome to West Sacramento

 
Uncover the eclectic charm and dynamism of West Sacramento, a rapidly expanding enclave in Yolo County, California. Known affectionately as “West Sac,” the city lies on the opposite bank of the Sacramento River, offering a unique blend of industrial heritage and contemporary appeal. This city retains its small-town governance while embracing progressive initiatives, making it a beacon for growth in the region.
 
West Sacramento's history traces back to the Gold Rush era as an industrial center, and it continues to be one of the region's leading employment hubs. The city's economic sphere is delightfully diverse, spanning industries like agriculture, government, and transportation. In 2014, the United States Conference of Mayors recognized West Sacramento as the Most Livable City in America among cities with fewer than 100,000 residents, attesting to its vibrancy and high living standards.
 

What to Love

  • Competitive property prices compared to neighboring Sacramento
  • Proximity to the vibrant riverfront
  • The variety of housing styles, from suburban tracts to new luxury homes
  • Lower tax rates and accessibility to Sacramento's downtown area
  • Home to the popular River Cats Stadium

Local Lifestyle

West Sacramento encapsulates an atmosphere that exudes both a dense suburban charm and the benefits of city living. This thriving suburb is known for its accessible public parks, gorgeous modern homes, and high-performing public schools. It's a favorite among families and young professionals alike.
 
With its riverside views, West Sacramento provides residents quick and easy access to downtown Sacramento. A highlight of the local lifestyle is the opportunity to catch a game at River Cats Stadium, the AAA baseball park. With its rapid growth and a strong sense of community, West Sacramento offers a life that strikes the perfect balance between suburban tranquility and urban convenience.
 

Dining and Entertainment

West Sacramento prides itself on a vibrant dining scene. Satisfy your cravings at Broderick Roadhouse, which excels in heartwarming comfort food. Sample regional craft beers with a regularly changing menu at Bike Dog Brewing Company. For a delicious, plant-based meal, head to Peace Cuisine, a must-visit for vegan and vegetarian food lovers.
 
Delight your taste buds at Whitey’s Jolly Kone, known for its delectable ice cream offerings. Tree House Cafe is another local staple, serving excellent coffee alongside scrumptious breakfast choices. For a unique farm-to-table dining experience, Drake's: the Barn is the place to go, featuring an exciting menu that celebrates local produce.
 
At The Bridge District, you'll find an eclectic mix of trendy shops, superb restaurants, and a stunning waterfront park. For a refined dining experience, head to Franquette, a top restaurant that combines impeccable service with superb food in a cozy setting. Burgers and Brew is a local favorite for their mouth-watering burgers and diverse beer selection. Fulfill your grocery needs at Nugget Markets, known for its wide variety of high-quality products and excellent customer service. Lastly, don't miss Chando's Tacos for a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine in a welcoming ambiance.
 

Things to Do

River Walk Park offers residents a chance to connect with nature right in the heart of the city. The park is a hub for recreational activities, walking trails, and the annual summer concert series. It offers impressive views of the Sacramento skyline and the riverfront, making it a favorite among locals and tourists alike. In addition, baseball enthusiasts will feel right at home at Sutter Health Park, where they can cheer on the Sacramento River Cats.
 
For winter festivities, don’t miss the City of West Sacramento Winter Wonderland at the City Hall Galleria. With a tree light ceremony, hot cocoa, cookies, holiday outfits, photos with Santa, and live music, this is a fantastic way to ring in the festive season.
 
The Museum of Science & Curiosity, or simply MOSAIC, is a must-visit destination. This newly opened museum promotes curiosity and learning through interactive exhibits and science-related events. Check out their regular events and presentations for an enriching day out with family or friends.
 

Schools

West Sacramento is home to highly-rated schools, including
  • Stonegate Elementary
  • Bridgeway Island Elementary

 

Overview for West Sacramento, CA

54,980 people live in West Sacramento, where the median age is 35.2 and the average individual income is $35,762.47. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

54,980

Total Population

35.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$35,762.47

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for West Sacramento, CA

West Sacramento has 18,922 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Sacramento do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 54,980 people call West Sacramento home. The population density is 626.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

54,980

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.2

Median Age

48.67 / 51.33%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
18,922

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$35,762.47

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in West Sacramento, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby West Sacramento. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Bridgeway Island Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Elkhorn Village Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
City Of Dharma Realm Instil Goodness El & Dev
PRIVATE
K - 11th
No rating available
Sacramento Valley Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Empowering Possibilities International Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
River Charter Schools Lighthouse Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Westfield Village Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 7th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
1st - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
No rating available
Westmore Oaks Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
West Sacramento School for Independent Study
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Washington Middle College High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5

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