About Sacramento County, California

Sacramento County
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Sacramento County is located in California and is the central county of the Greater Sacramento metropolitan area. It covers approximately 994 square miles (2,570 km²) in the northern part of the Central Valley, which is California’s prime agricultural region. The county extends from the low delta lands between the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River, north to about ten miles (16 km) beyond the State Capitol, and east into the foothills of the Sierra. The southernmost portion of Sacramento County has direct access to the San Francisco Bay.

Sacramento County is home to seven incorporated cities:
– Sacramento (incorporated in 1849)
– Folsom (incorporated in 1946)
– Isleton (incorporated in 1923)
– Galt (incorporated in 1946)
– Citrus Heights (incorporated in 1997)
– Elk Grove (incorporated in 2000)
– Rancho Cordova (incorporated in 1985)

The county’s history dates back to the Gold Rush era, when Sacramento served as a center for commerce and agriculture, as well as a major supply distribution point. Sacramento County was one of the original 27 counties of California, and its largest city, Sacramento, became the capital of the state in 1854. Today, the county hosts a diverse employment sector, with government remaining a significant contributor to the local economy.

As of the 2024 U.S. Census, the population of Sacramento County was estimated at 1,651,563. The county is bordered by Contra Costa and San Joaquin Counties on the south, Amador and El Dorado Counties on the east, Placer and Sutter Counties on the north, and Yolo and Solano Counties on the west.