Parkway-South Sacramento is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is part of the SacramentoArden-ArcadeRoseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 36,468 at the 2000 census.


Parkway-South Sacramento is located at (38.511657, -121.452288).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 36,468 people, 11,197 households, and 8,207 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7,534.1 people per square mile (2,909.2/km²). There were 11,779 housing units at an average density of 2,433.5/sq mi (939.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 38.10% White, 16.64% African American, 1.54% Native American, 17.38% Asian, 0.64% Pacific Islander, 18.02% from other races, and 7.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.01% of the population.

There were 11,197 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 22.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.22 and the average family size was 3.74.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 35.5% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,194, and the median income for a family was $32,594. Males had a median income of $28,859 versus $25,107 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,702. About 23.2% of families and 28.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.3% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.


In the state legislature Parkway-South Sacramento is located in the 6th Senate District, represented by Democrat Darrell Steinberg, and in the 9th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Dave Jones. Federally, Parkway-South Sacramento is located in California's 5th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +14 and is represented by Democrat Doris Matsui.

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