Sacramento County, CA Population by Age

The median age in Sacramento County, CA is 36.6, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.70% were under the age of 15, 20.09% aged 15 to 29, 46.15% aged 30 to 64, 12.27% aged 65 to 84, and 1.80% were 85 years of age and older.
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Updated Sep 17, 2023

Sacramento County, CA population age distribution

A complete breakdown of Sacramento County's age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups is listed in the table below.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 5 years 98,692 6.28%
5 to 9 years 102,560 6.53%
10 to 14 years 108,414 6.9%
15 to 19 years 98,472 6.27%
20 to 24 years 95,700 6.09%
25 to 29 years 121,522 7.73%
30 to 34 years 123,026 7.83%
35 to 39 years 112,754 7.17%
40 to 44 years 102,478 6.52%
45 to 49 years 98,021 6.24%
50 to 54 years 97,235 6.19%
55 to 59 years 98,199 6.25%
60 to 64 years 93,594 5.95%
65 to 69 years 76,691 4.88%
70 to 74 years 57,581 3.66%
75 to 79 years 34,110 2.17%
80 to 84 years 24,436 1.55%
85 years and over 28,282 1.8%
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Sacramento County, CA population by age group

Key stats
503,838
Population under 25 years
459,780
Population aged 25-44
387,049
Population aged 45-64
221,100
Population aged 65+

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) 2021

The graph shows Sacramento County's population by age group, with age group on x-axis and the respective age group's percent of the total population on y-axis
Sacramento County, CA population by age group. The largest age group was 30-34 years with a poulation of 123,026 (7.83% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

The largest age group in Sacramento County, CA was for the group of age 30-34 years with a population of 123,026 (7.83%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey.

At the same time, the smallest age group in Sacramento County, CA was the 80-84 years with a population of 24,436 (1.55%).

Sacramento County, CA population by age cohort

To better understand the age distribution of Sacramento County, CA's population, we divided it into the following 3 cohorts:

  • Children : Under the age of 18 years
  • Adults (working population): Between the age of 18 and 64 years
  • Seniors: 65 years and above
The pie chart shows Sacramento County's population divided into segments, with each segment representing an age cohort. The area of each segment is in the same proportion of a circle as the population of the cohort is of the total population.
Sacramento County, CA population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). The largest age group was 18 - 64 years with a poulation of 978,120 (62.23% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the population for each of the three cohorts.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 18 years 372,547 23.7%
18 to 64 years 978,120 62.23%
85 years and over 221,100 14.07%
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Key stats for each age cohort as per our analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey:

  • Sacramento County's population under 18 was 23.70%, compared to the 22.51% nationwide.
  • Sacramento County's working population (between 18 and 64) was 62.23%, compared to 61.45% nationwide.
  • Sacramento County's elderly or the senior population (over 65 age) was 14.07% as compared to 16.04% nationwide.

Sacramento County, CA population pyramid

Population pyramid for Sacramento County, CA is charted below using the estimates from U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. A wide base suggests population increase, narrow base indicates declining birth rates.

Key stats from our analysis of the Sacramento County's population pyramid:

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Sacramento County, CA, is 29.7.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Sacramento County, CA, is 21.2.
  • Total dependency ratio for Sacramento County, CA is 51.0.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Sacramento County, CA is 4.7.
The graph shows Sacramento County's population across different age group and gender, with population on x-axis and population y-axis. The male population is plotted on the left in blue color whereas the female population is plotted on the right in pink color.
Sacramento County, CA population pyramid i.e. Sacramento County population distrubution across age and gender. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the Sacramento County, CA's male and female population across different age groups:

Age Group Population(Male) Population(Female) Total Population
Under 5 years 50,560 48,132 98,692
5 to 9 years 51,940 50,620 102,560
10 to 14 years 56,126 52,288 108,414
15 to 19 years 50,404 48,068 98,472
20 to 24 years 48,308 47,392 95,700
25 to 29 years 60,668 60,854 121,522
30 to 34 years 61,630 61,396 123,026
35 to 39 years 55,617 57,137 112,754
40 to 44 years 52,016 50,462 102,478
45 to 49 years 48,390 49,631 98,021
50 to 54 years 47,961 49,274 97,235
55 to 59 years 47,810 50,389 98,199
60 to 64 years 44,359 49,235 93,594
65 to 69 years 35,241 41,450 76,691
70 to 74 years 26,285 31,296 57,581
75 to 79 years 14,540 19,570 34,110
80 to 84 years 10,258 14,178 24,436
85 years and over 10,695 17,587 28,282
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Things to know

What is the population of Sacramento County, CA under 18?

Sacramento County's population under the age of 18 is 372,547, as per the latest U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey estimates. This population is 23.70% of the total resident population of Sacramento County, CA.

What is the aging population in Sacramento County, CA?

Sacramento County's population aged 65 years and above was 221,100. As per the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, this population is 14.07% of the entire population.

References

Datasets

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2023
Sacramento County, CA Age Group Population Dataset: A complete breakdown of Sacramento County age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Sacramento County population distribution across 18 age groups. It lists the population in each age group along with the percentage population relative of the total population for Sacramento County. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of Sacramento County by age. For example, using this dataset, we can identify the largest age group in Sacramento County.

Key observations

The largest age group in Sacramento County, CA was for the group of age 30-34 years with a population of 123,026 (7.83%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey. At the same time, the smallest age group in Sacramento County, CA was the 80-84 years with a population of 24,436 (1.55%). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Sacramento County population by age group

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group in consideration
  • Population: The population for the specific age group in the Sacramento County is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the population of each age group as a proportion of Sacramento County total population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Sacramento County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Sacramento County, CA Age Cohorts Dataset: Children, Working Adults, and Seniors in Sacramento County - Population and Percentage Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Sacramento County population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). It lists the population in each age cohort group along with its percentage relative to the total population of Sacramento County. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution across children, working population and senior population for dependency ratio, housing requirements, ageing, migration patterns etc.

Key observations

The largest age group was $b3_v1 with a poulation of $b3_v2 ($b3_v3 of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Sacramento County population by age cohort

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age cohorts:

  • Under 18 years
  • 18 to 64 years
  • 65 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age cohort for the Sacramento County population analysis. Total expected values are 3 groups ( Children, Working Population and Senior Population).
  • Population: The population for the age cohort in Sacramento County is shown in the following column.
  • Percent of Total Population: The population as a percent of total population of the Sacramento County is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Sacramento County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Sacramento County, CA Population Pyramid Dataset: Age Groups, Male and Female Population, and Total Population for Demographics Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the data for the Sacramento County, CA population pyramid, which represents the Sacramento County population distribution across age and gender, using estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. It lists the male and female population for each age group, along with the total population for those age groups. Higher numbers at the bottom of the table suggest population growth, whereas higher numbers at the top indicate declining birth rates. Furthermore, the dataset can be utilized to understand the youth dependency ratio, old-age dependency ratio, total dependency ratio, and potential support ratio.

Key observations

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Sacramento County, CA, is 29.7.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Sacramento County, CA, is 21.2.
  • Total dependency ratio for Sacramento County, CA is 51.0.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Sacramento County, CA is 4.7.

Sacramento County population pyramid

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group for the Sacramento County population analysis. Total expected values are 18 and are define above in the age groups section.
  • Population (Male): The male population in the Sacramento County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Population (Female): The female population in the Sacramento County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Total Population: The total population of the Sacramento County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Sacramento County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

If you're looking for datasets from another year, please feel free to contact us at research@neilsberg.com and we'll be happy to assist you further.

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