Sonora, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Sonora, California - Basic Facts

The City of Sonora had a population of 4,820 as of July 1, 2016. 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 Sonora is located at latitude 37.9817 and longitude -120.3827 in Tuolumne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sonora (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Tuolumne County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,795 feet.

The City of Sonora (GNIS ID: 2411930) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sonora: Sonorian Camp, Stewart.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 4,820
Population in Households 4,605
Population in Familes 3,122
Population in Group Qrtrs 215
Population Density1 1,524
Diversity Index2 39
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,166
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 1,124
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 897 (35.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,269 (50.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 348 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $293,467
Average Home Value $306,222
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,559
Average Household Income $57,460
Per Capita Income $26,391
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% 0.02%
Households -0.24% -0.03%
Families 0.16% 0.02%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

Sonora, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sonora 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 # 654 57th
Population Density1 # 671 56th
Diversity Index2 # 1194 21st
Median Household Income # 1285 15th
Per Capita Income # 837 45th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.