Mariposa is a city located in Mariposa County California. It is also the county seat of Mariposa County. With a 2020 population of 1,396, it is the 942nd largest city in California and the 12975th largest city in the United States. Mariposa is currently declining at a rate of -4.45% annually and its population has decreased by -8.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,526 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Mariposa has a population density of 460 people per square mile.
The average household income in Mariposa is $44,522 with a poverty rate of 20.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $814 per month, and the median house value is $302,900. The median age in Mariposa is 55.5 years, 47.9 years for males, and 58.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mariposawas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
91.24% of Mariposa residents speak only English, while 8.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.88% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Mariposa is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Mariposa is Hispanic, with 10.85% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.33%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Mariposa
92.49% of Mariposa residents were born in the United States, with 70.32% having been born in California. 4.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.