South Sacramento median real estate price is $211,024, which is less expensive than 90.0% of California neighborhoods and 44.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in South Sacramento is currently $1,148, based on NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 88.3% of California neighborhoods.
South Sacramento is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sacramento, California.
South Sacramento real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the South Sacramento neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Real estate vacancies in South Sacramento are 5.4%, which is lower than one will find in 73.1% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in South Sacramento is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the South Sacramento neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 99.2% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the South Sacramento (25.8%) than in 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the South Sacramento neighborhood has more Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It’s true! In fact, 2.8% of this neighborhood’s residents have Portuguese ancestry.
South Sacramento is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood’s residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people – particularly children – who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the South Sacramento neighborhood in Sacramento are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout’s research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 87.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 42.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying “you are what you eat” is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the South Sacramento neighborhood, 52.6% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 26.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.5%), and 9.0% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Boston’s Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles’ Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the South Sacramento neighborhood in Sacramento, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (43.7%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (18.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (3.4%), and some of the residents are also of Portuguese ancestry (2.8%), along with some German ancestry residents (2.8%), among others. In addition, 30.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the South Sacramento neighborhood is English, spoken by 44.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Mon-Khmer (the dominant language of Cambodia).
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one’s commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in South Sacramento neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (64.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (25.8%). In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.