Sacramento, the capital of California, serves as the seat of Sacramento County. When the last U.S. census data was compiled in 2010, Sacramento had a population of just over 485,000. Sacramento is now the sixth-largest city in California and the 35th-largest city in America. TIME Magazine pegged Sacramento as America’s “Most Diverse City.”
Members of the Nisenan and Plains Milwok Native American Tribes were among the first inhabitants of the land now known as Sacramento. In the first decade of the nineteenth-century, Gabriel Moraga provided the Sacramento Valley and the Sacramento River their respective names. The city became the state of California’s official capital in 1854. Due to the Sacramento’s status as a charter city, it is not subject to numerous regulations passed by the California legislature.
As of the 2010 census, Sacramento is 45% white, 15% African-American, 27% Hispanic and 18% Asian. After Oakland and San Francisco, Sacramento has the largest LGBTQ population in California, with 10% of its population identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer.
Notable employers in Sacramento include the State of California, the City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, San Juan Unified School District, UC Davis Health System, Sacramento Unified School District, Dignity Health/Catholic Healthcare West, Elk Grove Unified School District, Intel, Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health.
Sacramento also enjoys a robust arts scene, home to popular attractions such as the Community Center Theatre, Memorial Auditorium, the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the Sacramento Ballet, the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, the California Musical Theatre, the Sacramento Shakespeare festival and the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.
Countless celebrities call Sacramento home, including Jessica Chastain, Greta Gerwig, Timothy Busfield, Ryan Coogler, Colin Hanks, Sasha Grey, Brie Larson, Pat Morita, Eddie Murphy, Raymond Carver, Cornel West, Mark Twain and Joan Didion.
The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located at 720 9th Street in Sacramento, California, 95814.