Sacramento Promise Zone: Baseline Data Update

The Sacramento Promise Zone was identified and designated in 2015 as high poverty area using census tracts and baseline data that include the following focus areas:

  • Total Population

  • Poverty Rate

  • Unemployment Rate

  • Life Expectancy

  • 3rd Grade Level Reading Rate

  • High School Graduation Rate

  • Violent Crime Rate

The most recent data from the 2020 Census and other sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging. Hundreds of partners working together collaboratively across all sectors to focus projects, programs, and resources on the Sacramento Promise Zone area and communities certainly has contributed to improved outcomes that the data suggests. The total population, poverty rate, unemployment rate, and life expectancy data baseline and updated data follow.


TOTAL POPULATION

Baseline Data 127,893 Update Total 2020 Population: 146,944 +19,051



POVERTY RATE

Baseline Data 34% Update Individuals Poverty Rate: 25.7% -8.3%


Source: Individuals: Table B17021 2019 ACS 5-Year Estimates Census - Table Results

Source: Individuals: Table B17021 2019 ACS 5-Year Estimates Census - Table Results; Households: Table B17017 2019 ACS 5-Year Estimates Census - Table Results; Families: Table B17010 2019 ACS 5-Year Estimates Census - Table Results


UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

Baseline Data 19% Update 9.44% -9.56% Data Source: CDC Life Expectancy Data Viz (cdc.gov)



Source: Census Table S2301 2019 ACS 5-Year Estimates Census - Table Results


LIFE EXPECTANCY

Baseline Data 72 years old Update 75.7 years old +3.7 Data Source: CDC Life Expectancy Data Viz (cdc.gov)



Data Source: CDC Life Expectancy Data Viz (cdc.gov)


The Sacramento Promise Zone goal and role is to facilitate partnership between federal, state and local agencies to give local leaders proven tools to improve the quality of life in some of Sacramento’s most vulnerable area. We are committed coordinating resources, building capacity and creating public-private partnerships for you (our partners) to drive area revitalization with following goals:

  • Create Jobs

  • Increase Economic Activity

  • Improve Educational Opportunities

  • Improve Health and Wellness

  • Facilitate Neighborhood Revitalization

Please reach out to Julius Austin via phone at (916) 449-6212 or email at jaustin@shra.org to:

  • Connect to federal, state, or local partners

  • Share resources for the communities

  • Share resources for leaders/partners

  • Identify federal or non-federal funding

  • Get letters of support for funding

  • Increase your capacity for efforts focused on the Sacramento Promise Zone!

Visit our website at www.sacramentopromisezone.org for more information.