Mariposa, California Population 2022

1,396
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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.

Mariposa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mariposawas:

  • White: 89.13%
  • Two or more races: 4.66%
  • Other race: 2.76%
  • Native American: 2.42%
  • Black or African American: 1.04%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mariposa, California is 1,396 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,526.

Mariposa, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,03389.13%
Black or African American121.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native282.42%
Some Other Race322.76%
Two or More Races544.66%
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Mariposa Population by Race

Mariposa Population Pyramid 2022

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Mariposa Median Age

49.7


Total

44.6


Male

55.5


Female

Mariposa Adults

There are 1,006 adults, (322 of whom are seniors) in Mariposa.

Mariposa Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

47.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mariposa Sex Ratio

Female

656

56.60%

Male

503

43.40%

Mariposa Population by Age

Mariposa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mariposa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74%26%
Non Family64.7%35.3%
All57.4%42.6%
Male0%100%
Female0%100%

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mariposa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6381.7157.4
Married2002.6874
Male72.710
Female941.910
Non Family3371.0664.7

2.43

Average Family Size

1.71

Average Household Size

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Mariposa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade414.26%
9th to 12th Grade373.84%
High School Graduate22122.95%
Some College24024.92%
Associates Degree19720.46%
Bachelors Degree19219.94%
Graduate Degree353.63%
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Mariposa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mariposa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black121212
White805759213
2+ Races15152
Hispanic10391
Other Race3220
Native American288

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%.

Mariposa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,139$50,729$14,159
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$26,607$50,521$19,567
Some College$25,690$$12,813
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$52,396$51,563$

$25,139

Average Earnings

$50,729

Average Male

$14,159

Average Female

Mariposa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mariposa Language by Age

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Mariposa Language

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.

Mariposa Language

Mariposa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1212100.00%
Multiple3939100.00%
White88516218.31%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic1291410.85%

20.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.98%

Male Poverty Rate

19.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mariposa

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%.

Mariposa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.27%
High School16.76%
Some College7.78%
Bachelors or Greater20.54%

Mariposa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed12.61%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed16.75%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Mariposa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mariposa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$28,906$46,609
Families$51,289$60,460
Married Families$59,688-
Non Families$26,083$32,791
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Income by Household Type

Mariposa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

35.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Mariposa Married by Age and Sex

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Mariposa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mariposa Marital Status by Race

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Mariposa Marital Status

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29

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War
Vietnam27
Korea
World War II

Mariposa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54
55 to 6423
65 to 746
75+

Mariposa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White283.06%
Other Race13.13%
Hispanic10.97%

Mariposa Veterans by Race

Mariposa Veterans by Education

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17.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mariposa Veterans by Education

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45.9%

Labor Force Participation

43.7%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Mariposa Employment by Age

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Mariposa Employment by Race

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Mariposa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.32%

Born in Mariposa

92.49%

Native Born

7.51%

Foreign Born

4.75%

Non Citizen

2.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Mariposa Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20102,1730.00%
20112,108-65-2.99%
20122,043-65-3.08%
20131,978-65-3.18%
20141,913-65-3.29%
20151,848-65-3.40%
20161,783-65-3.52%
20171,718-65-3.65%
20181,653-65-3.78%
20191,588-65-3.93%
20201,526-62-3.90%
20211,461-65-4.26%
20221,396-65-4.45%

Mariposa Population by Year