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Sacramento, California (CA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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15.6% of Sacramento, CA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 14.6% greater than the poverty level of 13.3% across the entire state of California. Taking into account residents not living in families, 19.0% of high school graduates and 43.9% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 22.8% among disabled males and 24.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 77.9%. For comparison, it was 44.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Sacramento, CA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Sacramento:

15.6%
Whole state:

13.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Sacramento:

6.2%
Whole state:

5.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Sacramento:

22.8%
California:

16.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 21.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Sacramento:

27.6%
California:

24.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Sacramento:

24.1%
California:

18.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 21.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Sacramento:

27.8%
California:

24.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

77.9%
Residents above poverty level:

44.7%

Poverty by age in Sacramento, CA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Sacramento
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Sacramento,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 23.6%Under 5 years
  • 22.8%5 years
  • 23.2%6 to 11 years
  • 15.6%12 to 14 years
  • 22.1%15 years
  • 29.4%16 and 17 years
  • 21.7%18 to 24 years
  • 11.3%25 to 34 years
  • 14.1%35 to 44 years
  • 12.1%45 to 54 years
  • 13.2%55 to 64 years
  • 10.5%65 to 74 years
  • 12.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Sacramento
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Sacramento,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 16.4%Under 5 years
  • 27.9%5 years
  • 14.5%6 to 11 years
  • 21.7%12 to 14 years
  • 16.2%15 years
  • 8.7%16 and 17 years
  • 24.6%18 to 24 years
  • 15.1%25 to 34 years
  • 13.5%35 to 44 years
  • 15.8%45 to 54 years
  • 13.1%55 to 64 years
  • 12.9%65 to 74 years
  • 14.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Sacramento, CA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Sacramento,CA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 11.9%Under 5 years
  • 14.0%5 years
  • 13.6%6 to 11 years
  • 12.1%12 to 14 years
  • 12.6%15 years
  • 11.2%16 and 17 years
  • 13.1%18 to 24 years
  • 7.7%25 to 34 years
  • 8.4%35 to 44 years
  • 6.1%45 to 54 years
  • 5.8%55 to 64 years
  • 3.4%65 to 74 years
  • 4.1%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Sacramento, CA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Sacramento, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Sacramento, CA (%)
  • 11.7%White
  • 19.3%Black
  • 18.7%American Indian
  • 13.7%Asian
  • 18.2%Native Hawaiian
  • 19.5%Other race
  • 16.6%2+ races
  • 18.5%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Sacramento, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Sacramento, CA (absolute numbers)
  • 18,293White
  • 13,277Black
  • 689American Indian
  • 12,950Asian
  • 1,449Native Hawaiian
  • 14,471Other race
  • 6,1502+ races
  • 25,723Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 14.8%Below poverty level
  • 85.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 18.2%Below poverty level
  • 81.8%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Sacramento, CA

Children below poverty level:
Sacramento, California:

19.1%
State:

17.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Sacramento:

19.0%
California:

18.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Sacramento:

43.9%
California:

43.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 40.7%Married-couple family
  • 15.7%Male, no wife present
  • 43.6%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Sacramento not in families by work experience
  • 2.0%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 35.0%Worked part-time
  • 63.0%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.6%Both worked full-time
  • 5.2%One full-time, other part-time
  • 13.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 9.7%Both worked part-time
  • 33.2%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 37.8%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.7%1999 to 2000
  • 2.4%1995 to 1998
  • 7.0%1990 to 1994
  • 11.7%1980 to 1989
  • 16.5%1970 to 1979
  • 14.9%1960 to 1969
  • 19.9%1950 to 1959
  • 12.3%1940 to 1949
  • 14.4%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.1%1999 to 2000
  • 2.0%1995 to 1998
  • 5.8%1990 to 1994
  • 19.3%1980 to 1989
  • 15.2%1970 to 1979
  • 13.7%1960 to 1969
  • 16.9%1950 to 1959
  • 11.6%1940 to 1949
  • 14.5%1939 or earlier
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