Wawona, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wawona, California - Basic Facts

The Wawona Census Designated Place had a population of 166 as of July 1, 2018. Wawona ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Wawona is located at latitude 37.5482 and longitude -119.6396 in Mariposa County. The formal boundaries for the Wawona Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mariposa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,999 feet.

The Wawona Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583183) 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 Wawona Census Designated Place is located within Yosemite Valley CCD of Mariposa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wawona population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wawona: Big Tree Station, Clarks Station, Clark's Station, North Wawona, South Wawona, Wah-wo-nah.

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Wawona, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 166
Population in Households 162
Population in Familes 105
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 26
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $55,124
Average Household Income $70,048
Per Capita Income $32,397


Total Housing Units 370 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30 ( 8.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 300 (81.1%)
Median Home Value $328,571
Average Home Value $301,667


Total Households 70
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 34
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 -0.22% -0.49%
Households -0.17% -0.29%
Families -0.69% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Wawona, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wawona to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1374 9th
Population Density # 1452 4th
Diversity Index # 1191 21st
Median Household Income # 860 43rd
Per Capita Income # 680 55th

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