Mariposa, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mariposa, California - Basic Facts

The Mariposa Census Designated Place had a population of 1,230 as of July 1, 2016. Mariposa ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mariposa is located at latitude 37.4873 and longitude -119.9683 in Mariposa County. The formal boundaries for the Mariposa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mariposa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,949 feet.

The Mariposa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408181) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Mariposa Census Designated Place is located within Mariposa CCD of Mariposa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mariposa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mariposa, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,230
Population in Households 1,190
Population in Familes 850
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density1 405
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 618
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 330
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 712 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 311 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 307 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $186,500
Average Home Value $232,878


Median Household Income $40,213
Average Household Income $55,785
Per Capita Income $26,507
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.07%
Households -0.13% -0.16%
Families 1.16% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mariposa, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mariposa to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 993 34th
Population Density1 # 985 35th
Diversity Index2 # 1157 24th
Median Household Income # 1193 21st
Per Capita Income # 829 45th

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