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95605, 95608, 95610, 95621, 95624, 95626, 95628, 95660, 95662, 95691, 95693, 95742, 95747, 95776, 95798, 95799, 95812, 95813, 95814, 95815, 95816, 95817, 95818, 95819, 95820, 95821, 95822, 95823, 95824, 95825, 95826, 95827, 95828, 95829, 95830, 95831, 95832, 95833, 95834, 95835, 95836, 95837, 95838, 95840, 95841, 95842, 95851, 95852, 95853, 95857, 95860, 95864, 95865, 95866, 95867, 95873, 95887, 95894, 95899

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Sacramento is approximately 453,781 (2006), 466488 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 153,362 (1990), 174624 (2010).

The amount of land area in Sacramento is 249.397 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sacramento is 96.34 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.585 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sacramento to Washington DC is 2521 miles. The distance to the California state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Sacramento is positioned 38.56 degrees north of the equator and 121.46 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Sacramento elevation is 25 feet above sea level.
Sacramento median income is $44,867 (2006).

The Sacramento median home price is $341,400 (2006).

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Sacramento location: On Interstate 80, midway between San Francisco and the eastern California border with Nevada. It is about 90 miles northeast of San Francisco and 383 miles north of Los Angeles. Other nearby communities include Parkway-South Sacramento, West Sacramento, East Yolo, Florin, Arden-Arcade, La Riviera, Rosemont and Rio Linda.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Sacramento is Mediterranean with mild winters and dry summers. There is usually low humidity in the area. Light rainfall usually falls between December and February.
Sacramento average annual rainfall is 17.18 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 53.5 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 64.0 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 88.0 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 72 degrees F.

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Sacramento history:

Sacramento has been the state capital since 1854. The town was started by Captain John A. Sutter. He called it New Helvetia, a haven for his Swiss Countrymen. When gold was discovered in 1848, most of the workers left the town to hunt gold, leaving Sutter in ruins. He lost his fort in the aftermath. His son took over another nearby area and named it Sacramento City. Because of its proximity to the Gold Rush Country, the population soared, reaching 10,000 within 7 months. The Central Pacific Railroad came over the Sierra Nevada, financed by the "Big Four" - Mark Hopkins, Charles Crocker, Collis P. Huntington and Leland Stanford. This event coupled with a deep water channel dug from the coast has caused Sacramento to grow even more. Sacramento had its share of troubles with flooding occurring often. Residents bounced back, refusing to give up, simply raised their streets 12 feet! Once the gold fever was gone, Sacramento was found to have more to offer its people than just gold. It became a center for trade in a greatly productive agricultural area.

Learn about Sacramento and the previous California State Capitals
The founding of Sacramento: 1849
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Sacramento attractions:

The California State Fair

California Military Museum
1119 Second Street
Old Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: 916-442-2883
See military items and memorabilia on three floors of exhibits. Guided tours are led by veterans with interesting war stories. See both California and US Military history.

California State Capitol Museum
10th and L Streets
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-324-0333
A working museum that is home to the legislative branch of state government and the Governor's office. Some rooms have been historically re-created, guided tours explain what you see and the marvelous architecture and decorative items are inspiring. Daily 9 - 5.

See photos of Sacramento and the area here.

Governor's Mansion State Historic Park
1526 H Street
Sacramento, CA
Phone: 916-323-3047
This mansion was the home to California governors from 1903 to 1967. Guided tours show off this Victorian mansion with 14 foot ceilings, French mirrors, Italian marble fireplaces and much more. Small admission fee.

Sutter's Fort State Historic Park
2710 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-445-4422

Sacramento Museum Guide
Discover the treasures of California art, history, culture and wildlife in downtown Sacramento

The Port of Sacramento

The Sacramento Zoo
3930 West Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 05922
Phone: 916-264-5888
Fax: 916-264-7385

Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Ancil Hoffman County Park
6700 Tarshes Drive
Carmichael, California
Telephone: (916) 489-4918
There is a $4/car park entrance fee (Bus entry fee:$20.00) but admission to the Center is FREE!

Old Sacramento
Experience the Sacramento of the Gold Rush. Enjoy museums, entertainment, restaurants, lots of interesting shops, and plenty of great places to stay at this National Registered Landmark and 28-acre State Historic Park, on the river, in downtown Sacramento

The Sacramento Ballet
1631 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-4019
Phone: 916-552-5800
Ticket Sales: 916-264-5181

The Sacramento Opera
P.O. Box 161027
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-737-1000

California State Railroad Museum
111 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-6645 (24 hour recorded information)
Museum front desk: 916-323-9280
Walk through a Pullman sleeping car or under a real locomotive. Many other exhibits and displays make this an interesting and informative museum.

The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee
a four-day musical extravaganza over the Memorial Day holiday each May

California Delta Chambers
1,000 miles of waterways
P.O. Box 6
Isleton, CA 95641
Phone: 707-374-5007

Wells Fargo History Museum
400 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95807
Phone: 916-440-4263

Discovery Museum of History, Science, Space & Technology
3615 Auburn Blvd., Northeast
Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: 916-575-3941
Fax: 916-575-3925
The facility houses a public planetarium, an animal discovery room, nature trails, a wildlife pond and is home to the Challenger space program.

Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA
Phone: 916-264-5423
This museum, housed in a Victorian mansion, is particularly noted for its Early California paintings, European art, international ceramics and much more. The museum offers both permanent and visiting exhibits.

Fairytale Town
3901 Land Park Drive at Sutterville road
Phone 916-264-5233
Seasonal hours apply September-February. Please call ahead for hours of operation.
Play sets based on fairytales and nursery rhymes, real animals, arts, culture and much more await you at this imaginative place.

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