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Central Location

The city of West Sacramento is optimally situated to take advantage of the full range of benefits available in Northern California. The city is located adjacent to downtown Sacramento, within a 15 minute drive to both Sacramento International and Sacramento Executive airports, and sits at the hub of a multi-modal surface transportation network of interstate highways and rail allowing access to major metro areas in the Western U.S. Additionally, the Port of West Sacramento offers a quick and easy route to the Pacific Ocean through the San Francisco Bay, allowing international access to Pacific Rim markets.

The city of West Sacramento is a paradise for those seeking outdoor recreation with outdoor walking and bike trails, the Sacramento River, and several outdoor events and farmers markets. For sports fans, West Sacramento’s Raley Field is home to the San Francisco Giants AAA minor league baseball affiliate, the Sacramento River Cats. With 188 sunny days a year, the region’s climate is ideal for outdoor living. If a day trip is in order, the Sacramento Region lies within a short drive of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Napa Valley and San Francisco Bay Area.

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 West Sacramento

 54,234 (2019)

59,012 (Projected 2023)

 Yolo County  219,116 (2017)
 Sacramento Region  2,378,721 (2017)
 California  39,557,045 (2018)

Source: Greater Sacramento Economic Council, U.S. Census

Economic Growth



 Per Capita Income

 Civilian Labor Force

 Unemployment Rate

 2016  $26,414  25,510  9.5%
 2019 $27,224 27,431 3.6%

Source: Greater Sacramento Economic Council

Major Employers




Number of Employees

 Washington Unified School District  1,277
 CALSTRS  1,112
 Ambius  850
 Walmart Super Center  800
 Tony's Fine Foods/ UnFi  700
 UPS  500
 California Department of General Services  410
 Blazona Construction  400
 Aetna  400
 ABM Janitorial  400
 Raley's Headquarters  400
 Occupational Urgent Health Care Systems  380
 City of West Sacramento  371

Source: City of West Sacramento

City of West Sacramento Employment by Industry

 Employment by Industry

Source: Greater Sacramento Economic Council


2019 Educational Attainment

Level of Education

West Sacramento (%)

California (%)

Graduate or professional degree

8.95% 11.4%
Bachelor's Degree 18.3% 19.6%
Associate Degree 8.01% 7.8%
High School graduate (includes equivalency) 24.5% 20.7%

 Source: Greater Sacramento Economic Council 

College Educated in West Sacramento

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The amount of West Sacramento Residents that graduated from UC Davis is 10,492 (19%) and 7,820 (14%) from Sacramento State. 

Source: Greater Sacramento Economic Council 

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Our staff's comprehensive business and development services are designed to make it as easy as possible for your business or real estate project to succeed in West Sacramento. These services include:

  • Assistance with all aspects of site selection and business relocation and expansion
  • Broker and Lender Referrals
  • Target Industry Incentives
  • Liaison for Building Permitting and Land Development
  • Guided assistance with City Services
Prequalified Architectural Submittal System (PASS)

PASS is a Sacramento regional initiative that enhances code conformance while saving time and money for both public and private sector projects. The business climate subcommittee has been focusing on making the P.A.S.S. streamline permitting program a region-wide tool for us to use and promote. For more information, please visit the P.A.S.S website here.

Business Location Inquiries


Diane Richards

(916) 617-4538



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