Sacramento Economic Stats 2013-2014
01. The Sacramento economy is driven by government, health care, education and retail industries.
02. The real estate market peaked in 2005 then crashed in 2008 and bottomed out in 2011. See current trends at SacRealStats.com.
03. In 2014 the City of Sacramento has a budget surplus of $14 million, as reported by Capital Public Radio.
04. The Sacramento Fire Department has a budget deficit of $3 million in 2014.
05. Unemployment by the end of 2013 was near 9 percent, which was much higher than the national average of 7.6 percent.
06. The construction industry is still slow compared to pre-financial crash levels.
07. At the end of 2013 the year-end median sales price for Sacramento homes was $250,000, according to Lundquist Appraisal Company.
08. The median asking price for homes in Sacramento County for Feb. 2014 was $255,000, up 24 percent from the previous year.
09. The average askking price for homes in Sacramento County for Feb. 2014 was over $300,000, up 11 percent from the previous year.
10. Yolo County in 2013 had the highest unemployment of the four local counties at 12.7%, then El Dorado (10%), Sacramento (9.7%) and Placer (8.9%).
11. Average gas price in Sacramento at the end of March 2013 was $3.89 per gallon, according to Gas Buddy.com, above the national average of $4.03.
12. Average gas price in Sacramento on March 3, 2014 was $3.65 per gallon while the national average was $3.44 per gallon.
13. Gas prices ranged from $3.39 per gallon to $3.80 per gallon in Sacramento on March 3, 2014 (best prices were at Fastrip, ARCO, Sam's Club, Costco).