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Sacramento County, California

Sacramento County California
Administration
Full nameCounty of Sacramento
Official nameCounty of Sacramento
Settlement typeCounty
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
RegionSacramento Valley
Metro areaGreater Sacramento
Incorporated1850
Government
County seatSacramento
Geography
Total Area995.48 sq mi (2578.3 km2)
Land Area965.65 sq mi (2501 km2)
Water Area29.83 sq mi (77.3 km2)
Demography
Total Population1418788 (2010)
Other information
Time zonePacific Standard Time (UTC−8)
- Summer (DST)Pacific Daylight Time (UTC−7)

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Sacramento County is a county in the U.S. state of California. Its county seat is Sacramento, which is also the state capital. As of 2010 the county had a population of 1,418,788.

The Greater Sacramento metropolitan area consists of eight counties with Sacramento County being the largest. The County covers about 994 sqmi (2574.4 km2) in the middle of the California Central Valley, on into Gold Country. Sacramento County extends from the low delta lands between the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River north to about ten miles (16 km) beyond the State Capitol and east into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The southmost portion of Sacramento County has direct access to San Francisco Bay.


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