Sacramento

view of sacramento at night

Sacramento is the capital city of California and boasts exceptional quality of life, with a rich urban environmental that provides big-city amenities and outstanding housing affordability.

This city is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California's expansive Central Valley. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riverboats, the telegraph, the Pony Express, and the First Transcontinental Railroad. The city was named after the Sacramento River, which forms its western border. The oldest part of the town is Old Sacramento, which consists of cobbled streets and many historic buildings, several from the 1850's and 1860's. Buildings have been preserved, restored or reconstructed, and the district is now a substantial tourist attraction, with rides on steam-hauled historic trains and paddle steamers.

Sacramento is the cultural and economic core of the Sacramento metropolitan area, which includes seven counties with a 2010 population of 2,414,783. It's metropolitan area is the fourth largest in California after the Greater Los Angeles area, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the San Diego metropolitan area, and is the 27th largest in the United States. In 2002, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University conducted for TIME magazine named Sacramento "America's Most Diverse City". 

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Commuting

  • Distance to UC Davis Campus: 18 miles
  • Distance to UC Davis Health, Sacramento: 5 miles

Employees in Sacramento

(based on 2015 payroll records of full-time employees)

Employees Number Who Live in Sacramento
UC Davis Campus 1265
UC Davis Health, Sacramento Campus 3702