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East Sonora, California - Basic Facts

The East Sonora Census Designated Place had a population of 2,344 as of July 1, 2017. East Sonora 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 East Sonora is located at latitude 37.9743 and longitude -120.3381 in Tuolumne County. The formal boundaries for the East Sonora Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tuolumne County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,110 feet.

The East Sonora Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408039) 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 East Sonora Census Designated Place is located within East Sonora-Phoenix Lake CCD of Tuolumne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Sonora population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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East Sonora, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,344
Daytime Population: Workers 2,189
Daytime Population: Residents 1,595
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,784
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.61
Population in Households 2,219
Population in Familes 1,423
Population in Group Qrtrs 125
Population Density2 947
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $36,238
Average Household Income $53,145
Per Capita Income $27,702


Total Housing Units 1,352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 702 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 504 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $256,833
Average Home Value $263,585


Total Households 1,206
Average Household Size 1.84
Family Households 554
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% 0.71%
Households 0.66% 0.7%
Families 0.67% 0.78%
Median Household Income   0.35%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

East Sonora, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Sonora to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 850 44th
Population Density # 789 48th
Diversity Index # 1418 7th
Median Household Income # 1324 13th
Per Capita Income # 818 46th

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