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 99,000, downtown also represents the region’s largest employee base.

Downtown Population

Residents 1-Mile 3-Mile
2017 Population Estimate 21,153 140,483
Daytime Employment 99,230 182,794
Average Age 40 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.