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Best Cities 2010: Sacramento, CA

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Best Cities 2010: Sacramento, CA

Sacramento was founded during the Gold Rush, when gold was discovered just outside the city, and Sutter’s Fort was built. Sutter’s Fort is a popular tourist attraction today.

City: Sacramento


State: California


Best Cities Overall Rank: 99


About Sacramento: Sacramento was founded during the Gold Rush, when gold was discovered just outside the city, and Sutter’s Fort was built. Sutter’s Fort is a popular tourist attraction today.


County: Sacramento


Population: 463,794


Official website for city visitors’ bureau/city: Visitor’s bureau website


Newspaper with the largest circulation: The Sacramento Bee


 


Sacramento blogs:


SacMomsClub.com
Shop Cheap
Visitor’s Bureau blog


 


Sacramento‘s Facebook page: Follow Sacramento on Facebook


Sacramento‘s Twitter page: Follow Sacramento on Twitter


 


Education rank: 57


High School graduation rate 2008: 84.5%


Blue Ribbon Schools, 2003-2009: 5


Blue Ribbon Schools per 100,000 people: 1.08


NEAYC-accredited preschools: 8


NAEYC schools per 100,000 people: 1.72


NAEP State proficiency reading, grade 8: 253


Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.20


Total Expenditures Per Student: $11,044


 


Health rank: 57


Quality children’s hospitals: 3


Hospitals per 100,000 people: 0.65


Quality Pediatricians: 3


Quality Pediatricians per 100,000: 0.65


Average number of Unhealthy Air Quality days between 2006-2008, by county: 10.33


 


Safety rank:85


Violent Crimes, 2008: 4,660


Violent Crime Rate per 100,000: 1,004.75


Sex Offenders: 1,575


Sex Offenders per 100,000: 339.59


 


Economy rank: 93


Travel time to work, 2006-2008, in minutes: 23.80


Percent of labor force unemployed, January 2010: 13.1


Best Performing Cities Job Index: 1,064.78


Median Home Sale Price: $156,700


5-Year Home Value Index: -11.71%


Percent of homes sold for a loss: 41.39%



Recreation Rank: 76


Parkland acreage, 2008 (includes pools and playgrounds): 3,160


Parkland per 100,000: 681.34


 


Photo courtesy of Michael Grindstaff