About Sacramento County
7th District of California
I am honored to serve the residents of the 7th Congressional District of California. The district is located between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Pacific Ocean in Sacramento County. It is just east of California’s capitol city, including both suburbs of Sacramento and incorporated suburban sections of the city. It is one of the most vibrant and ethnically diverse districts in the country. Major neighborhoods and cities in the 7th district include from south to north: Elk Grove, Florin, Rosemont, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Carmichael, Arden Arcade, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Orangevale, Gold River, and Folsom.
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If you are interested in browsing district-specific population statistics, you can look up Census data for the 7th District.
Sacramento County was incorporated in 1850 after rapid population due to the 1849 California Gold Rush. It served as a major thoroughfare for wagons, stagecoaches, and steamboats until 1869 when the Trans-Continental railroad changed the face of transportation. The Trans-Continental railroad and its impact on Sacramento County would only later be surpassed by the Lincoln highway after the popularity of automobiles. During World War I, the county became notorious for its military aviation which later led to civilian use.
Even today, the county employs many in the aviation industry and continues to be a vital part of the local economy. The county’s largest employment sectors are the government, education, information technology, health services, leisure and hospitality, transportation and, recently, a renewed emphasis on innovative agriculture. The district's largest employer, Aerojet Rocketdyn, is headquartered in Rancho Cordova. It is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments areas in support of domestic and international markets. The district is also headquarters for the Rail Systems Division of Siemens, a multinational engineering and electronics company. Originally started as a final assembly plant, the Rail Systems Division now designs, engineers, and manufactures light rail vehicles, streetcars, and electric locomotives for all of North America.
Other notable businesses within the region include innovative leaders in the energy sector. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) just opened a new East campus in Rancho Cordova which is now home to 600 workers and staff that work around the clock and year round in the smart grid monitoring center. With smart meters deployed to all 620,000 business and residential SMUD customers, the smart grid helps deliver energy savings through increased efficiencies and help prevent power losses. Another regional innovator is CleanWorld, the North American leader in anaerobic digestion. CleanWorld's three Sacramento Biodigesters have made the region the U.S. capital in this fast growing technology, which converts organic waste to renewable natural gas, electricity, and soil for California farms. On the technology end of the spectrum, RCS Technology in Rancho Cordova is a leading designer and manufacturer of energy management and control products for residential, small commercial, and hospitality markets. RCS is a major supplier of communicating thermostats to many of the Fortune 500 companies that are providing additional automation features and services to their security, telephone, and cable customers.
Local colleges and universities
The region boasts affordable access to high quality education with four community college campuses in the Los Rios Community College district, Sacramento State University, the University of California Davis nearby, and vocational and trade schools. The four community college campuses in the region are: American River College, Consumnes River College, Sacramento City College, and Folsom Lake College. The dynamic range of educational specialties offered among the different college and university options in the area range from culinary, agriculture, or political to STEM based learning for medical training, engineering, and technology.
Local, city, and state governments
Sacramento is the capital city of California and the seat of government of Sacramento County. The State Capitol houses the executive and legislative branches of the California government and the region is home to federal, state, and local offices. The County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors elected to serve four-year terms. A County Executive is appointed by the Board of Supervisors to run the day-to-day business of the County and manage County departments and agencies. An Assessor is elected by the people of Sacramento County. Residents also elect a District Attorney and Sheriff to protect the community and enforce the law. There are seven cities within the County and 28 distinct census designated places. City websites are listed below for more information about the structure of each city's governing bodies.
Points of interest and recreation
In a city bound by two rivers, the American and the Sacramento, water recreation tops the list for outdoor activities: Salmon and steelhead fishing, river rafting, boating, floating down the river, or hanging out along the beaches. All can be done on the 1000 miles of waterways around Sacramento and the Delta. The region is also home the Folsom Dam, it is a multipurpose project built by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1955 and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation. Although its primary function is flood control, Folsom stores water for irrigation and domestic use and for electrical power generation. Preservation of the American river fishery, downstream control of salt water intrusion in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and water-related recreation are also important activities. Directly below the dam is the Folsom Power plant. Its three generators produce 198,207 kilowatts of power. Each year Folsom Dam prevents potential flooding downstream from winter storms and spring snow runoff. In addition to Folsom Lake, Lake Natoma also offers recreation for hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing and boating. Professional sports are represented by the Sacramento Kings of the NBA and the Sacramento River Cats, a Triple-A baseball team. Performing arts, music, theaters and galleries galore. Sacramento is home to over 32 theaters, galleries and museums. Night time entertainment range from quiet piano bars to folk and pop ensembles, and from country western to rock and roll. Sacramento Music Festival, California State Fair, California International Marathon, Waterfront Festival, Free Museum Day, Grape Escape, Gold Rush Days, Juneteenth, Festival de la Familia, Pacific Rim Street Festival, New Year's Eve Sky Concert. *Information courtesy of the Sacramento Conventions and Visitors Bureau.