Sonora is a city located in Tuolumne County California. It is also the county seat of Tuolumne County. With a 2020 population of 5,023, it is the 641st largest city in California and the 6582nd largest city in the United States. Sonora is currently growing at a rate of 0.20% annually and its population has increased by 0.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,003 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Sonora has a population density of 1,588 people per square mile.
The average household income in Sonora is $68,806 with a poverty rate of 11.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $963 per month, and the median house value is $325,300. The median age in Sonora is 42 years, 44.2 years for males, and 39.3 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sonorawas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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 islander people with a rate of 63.64%.
92.24% of Sonora residents speak only English, while 7.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.26% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Sonora is Native, with 51.39% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Sonora is Hispanic, with 15.53% 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 11.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.96%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Sonora
94.54% of Sonora residents were born in the United States, with 74.05% having been born in California. 2.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.
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