Sacramento, California - Facts & Figures
Sacramento, the capital of California, was an early gold rush town in Northern California. It was wealthy as a result of the gold and railroad money. Today, the traditional economic sectors have been replaced by more modern sectors, such as information technology and international shipping and rail transportation. Some areas have carried over into modern times, such as mining and agriculture. Sacramento has an educated work force and is close to many research centers. This has helped draw new businesses to Sacramento. Old Towne Sacramento is a popular tourist destination; this area of town has been preserved since the gold rush era, and is now filled with shops, restaurants, galleries and tattoo shops.
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- Population: 472,178
- Industries: Transportation, Cargo, Shipping, Railroad, Government; Agriculture; Mining; Information Technology, Tourism, Hospitality, Education, Health Care, Construction
- Area Codes: 530, 916
- Zip Codes: 94203, 94204, 94205, 94206, 94207, 94208, 94209, 94211, 94229, 94230, 94232, 94234, 94235, 94236, 94237, 94239, 94240, 94243, 94244
- Surrounding Cities: Parkway-South Sacramento, CA; West Sacramento, CA; East Yolo, CA; Florin, CA; Arden-Arcade, CA; Rosemont, CA; La Riviera, CA; Mather, CA