Sonora, California

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Sonora is the county seat of Tuolumne County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,423.

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Geography

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Location of Sonora, California

Sonora is located at 37°59'4" North, 120°22'54" West (37.984361, -120.381767)Template:GR, around the intersection of California State Highways 49 and 108

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.9 km² (3.0 mi²). 7.9 km² (3.0 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 4,423 people, 2,051 households, and 1,046 families residing in the city. The population density is 561.8/km² (1,456.2/mi²). There are 2,197 housing units at an average density of 279.0/km² (723.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.36% White, 0.68% African American, 1.49% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.99% from other races, and 3.12% from two or more races. 8.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,051 households out of which 24.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.2% are married couples living together, 14.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 49.0% are non-families. 40.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.06 and the average family size is 2.75.

In the city the population is spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 77.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $28,858, and the median income for a family is $39,722. Males have a median income of $40,958 versus $26,111 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,248. 16.9% of the population and 10.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.8% of those under the age of 18 and 7.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

History

Founded by Mexican miners during the California Gold Rush (to remind them of Sonora, Mexico), Sonora still echoes some of its history through preserved architecture.

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