Fast Facts

Named one of the nation’s most diverse cities, downtown Sacramento’s active urban district is the backdrop for the region’s most exciting events and cultural attractions. Affordable housing rates and the mediterranean climate makes downtown Sacramento a great place to live work and play. With a daytime population of over 100,000, downtown also represents the region’s largest employee base.

Downtown Population

Residents 1-Mile 3-Mile
2016 Population Estimate 21,326 140,469
Daytime Employment 101,968 183,456
Average Age 39 38

 

Downtown Event Attendance (2016)

Weekly Certified Farmers’ Markets 175,500
Gold Rush Days 120,000
California International Marathon 65,000
Theatre of Lights 80,000
Friday Night Concerts in the Park 64,200
New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular 40,000
Downtown Holiday Ice Rink 25,000

 

Commute Times

Roseville 27 minutes
Folsom 31 minutes
Elk Grove 23 minutes
Rancho Cordova 19 minutes
Sacramento International Airport (SMF) 10 minutes

 

Downtown Sacramento is the heart of the region and accessing the city’s business amenities is simple. The downtown grid is easy to navigate by public transit, automobile, on foot or on the local choice of transportation – bike. Learn more about our transportation network.