The 10 Worst Sacramento Suburbs For 2021


We used science and data to determine which Sacramento suburbs are the real pits.

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Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the worst suburbs around Sacramento.

Not everyone is cut out for city life. Some people would prefer to live in the cities and towns that surround Sacramento.

So the question arises, do the suburbs maintain a semblance of the larger-than-life appeal of their more famous neighbor?

Today, we'll use science and data to determine which Sacramento 'burbs need a little tender loving care - the sore thumbs of the Sacramento area if you will. Realistically, you can't expect all the suburbs to live up to Sacramento proper, although Folsom certainly tries.

Of course, not all suburbs of Sacramento are created equally, which is precisely why we set out to find the best ones..

We examined the 15 biggest suburbs of Sacramento to find out the worst places to live. And while you won't necessarily find them on the worst places to live in california lists, these ten places are a little too far downwind of Sacramento in terms of quality of life.

Here are the 10 worst suburbs around Sacramento for 2021:

  1. Rancho Cordova
  2. West Sacramento
  3. Citrus Heights
  4. Dixon
  5. Woodland
  6. Galt
  7. Rio Vista
  8. Winters
  9. Davis
  10. Lincoln

What's the worst suburb of Sacramento? Rancho Cordova ranks as the worst suburb of Sacramento for 2021 based on the most recent Census and FBI data.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Sacramento that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don't blame the messenger.

Or, if you're thinking of moving to elsewhere in california check out the best places in california overall or the worst.

And remember, there are some good places to live around Sacramento too.

Editor's Note: If you see a slight difference between the worst in state rankings and this suburb ranking, it's because of the methodology. We needed a way to include more places, so we eliminated crime and commute times as criteria for this analysis.

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