is an ethnically and culturally diverse city. It is the sixth largest city in California and referred as the farm-to-fork capital of America
. Did you know that the Sactown is two cities into one? Read a few facts about the “America’s Most Diverse City”.
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Sacramento Geographic and Demographic Fast Facts
- Sacramento is the capital city of California.
- It is located at the convergence of the American river and Sacramento River.
- It is the sixth largest city in the state.
- The city is at second position after Paris, in number of trees per capita in the world.
- Metro Sacramento is divided between two counties- West Sacramento is in Yolo County and the Sacramento is part of the Sacramento County seat.
- The longest river in California is the Sacramento River.
- The ethnic composition of Sacramento includes: White-45.0%, African American-16.6%, Asian-17.8%, Pacific Islander-1.4%, Native American-1.1%, Other Races-12.3%, and two or more races-7.1%.
- The city ranks at the seventh position among the US cities and is at third position in California in terms of the LGBT population per capita.
Sacramento History Fast Facts
- In 1848, Sacramento was established when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter’s. A great number of gold seekers settled to this place, thus increasing the population.
- The Sacramento River and the Sacramento River was founded by a Spanish explorer.
- Sacramento was evolved from the California gold rush.
- It was named after the California’s main river-the Sacramento River.
- In 1849, Sacramento became the city.
- It is the oldest formed city in California.
- Fire devastated over 85% of the city in 1852.
- In 1854, it became the state capital.
- In 1856, it was the terminus of the foremost railroad.
- In 1860, the Pony Express service started in Sacramento.
- The City of North Sacramento merged with Sacramento in 1964, thus increasing the population.
- Sacramento was regarded at the most diverse and integrated city in the US by Time Magazine in the year 2002.
- Sacramento has been the state capital two times in history.
- Since 1854, it is the sixth capital of California.
Sacramento Government and Economy Fast Facts
- Sacramento has a mayor-council form of government.
- It is the seat of Sacramento County government.
- The Sacramento government runs as a charter city under the City of Sacramento Charter.
- The largest agricultural producer in the country is Sacramento.
- Sacramento has been a center of river transportation.
- The economy of Sacramento is diverse and its industries cover high technology, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, food processing, chemicals, and furniture.
- The cost of living in Sacramento is low.
Sacramento Important and Interesting Fast Facts
- Sacramento is nicknamed as “City of Trees”, “River City”, “Sactown”, “Camellia Capital of the World”, and “The Big Tomato”.
- Blue Diamond, the biggest almond processing plant in the world is headquartered in Sacramento.
- Mark Twain was once appointed as a special new correspondent with now no longer existing Sacramento Union Newspaper.
- California State University is the largest university in Sacramento.
- The Sacramento Bee is Sacramento’s only main daily newspaper.
- It is one of the United States “haunted” cities.
- The city has 6 sports franchises: California Storm-Soccer, Sacramento Kings-Basketball, The Rivercats-Baseball, The Sacramento Sirens- Football, Sacramento Capitals-Tennis, and Sacramento Monarchs-Basketball.