Recent Demographics

In 2017, we surveyed our residents and gathered the following information about the population we are currently serving. Of the nearly 3,200 residents we were serving at that time, 40% were children.

Of the adults, 54% were female and 44% were male. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of all households were families with children. Twenty-four percent (24%) of the families with children living in mutual housing had a single parent head of household. Thirty-four percent (34%) of the families with children had two heads of household.

The household incomes were very low in general, with an average household income of $25,313 and an average income per adult of $15,572. A full 79% of all resident households had incomes below 50% of area median income adjusted for household size. Fifty-two percent (52%) of all households had an income below 30% of area median income adjusted for household size.

Of all households living in mutual housing, 69% relied exclusively on employment earnings as an income source. Sources of other household income were as follows: 9% of all households received TANF. 19% of all households received Social Security support. SSI was the most significant source of other income with 24% of all households receiving SSI.

Mutual Housing houses a diverse population, reflecting the diversity among the low-income population of Sacramento:

•17% Slavic*
•12% African American
•30% Hispanic
•19% Asian/Pacific Islander/East Indian/Pakistani
•27% Caucasian
•1% American Indian/Alaska Native

*Click here for some helpful information on who is included in this designation.

Demographic information broken down by mutual housing community is available upon request.

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