Sonora, California Population 2024

4,852

Sonora is a city located in Tuolumne County California. Sonora has a 2024 population of 4,852. It is also the county seat of Tuolumne County.Sonora is currently declining at a rate of -1.06% annually and its population has decreased by -2.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,000 in 2020.

The average household income in Sonora is $82,216 with a poverty rate of 20.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sonora is 41.5 years, 43.1 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Sonora Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sonora was:

  • White: 87.77%
  • Two or more races: 4.57%
  • Asian: 2.64%
  • Native American: 1.99%
  • Other race: 1.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.91%
  • Black or African American: 0.54%
Land Area (mi²)
3.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,534.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.96% (-148)
The current population of Sonora, California is 4,852 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,000.

Sonora, California Population 2024

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Sonora Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,35687.77%
Two or more races2274.57%
Asian1312.64%
Native American991.99%
Other race781.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander450.91%
Black or African American270.54%
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Sonora Population by Race

Sonora Population Pyramid 2024

Sonora Median Age

41.5

Total

43.1

Male

40.8

Female

Sonora Adults

There are 3,818 adults, (1,208 of whom are seniors) in Sonora.

Sonora Age Dependency

90.2

Age Dependency Ratio

46.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Sonora Sex Ratio

Female2,76255.65%
Male2,20144.35%

Sonora Population by Age

Sonora Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,1782.1748.651.4
Non Family1,1991.3437.462.6
Married5763.2579.920.1
Female3253.3337.562.5
Male782.1335.964.1
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3.02

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

48.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sonora Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sonora Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sonora Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 45.64%.

Sonora Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,766

Average Earnings

$50,870

Average Male

$37,354

Average Female

Sonora Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sonora Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sonora Language

94.78% of Sonora residents speak only English, while 5.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.67% of the population.

Sonora Language

Sonora Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,95878019.71%
Islander4545100%
Hispanic3824311.26%
Native913538.46%
Multiple2213415.38%
Other632438.1%
Asian13175.34%
Black33100%
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20.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.76%

Male Poverty Rate

20.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sonora

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sonora is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sonora is Asian, with 5.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.5%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.78%.

Sonora Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.11%
High School29.08%
Some College19.81%
Bachelors or Greater6.07%
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Sonora Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed23.73%
Male Employed8.5%
Female Unemployed4.76%
Female Employed4.02%
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Sonora Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sonora Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sonora Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.3%

Male Marriage Rate

27.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sonora Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sonora Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sonora Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sonora Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

386

Number of Veterans

332

Male Veterans

54

Female Veterans

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Sonora Veterans by War

count

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Sonora Veterans by Age

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Sonora Veterans by Race

Sonora Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

67.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sonora Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Sonora Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sonora Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sonora Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.73%

Born in Sonora

96.05%

Native Born

3.95%

Foreign Born

1.93%

Non Citizen

2.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.05% of Sonora residents were born in the United States, with 74.73% having been born in California. 1.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sonora Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,592-52-1.12%
20284,644-52-1.11%
20274,696-52-1.1%
20264,748-52-1.08%
20254,800-52-1.07%
20244,852-52-1.06%
20234,904-52-1.05%
20224,956-52-1.04%
20215,00880.16%
20205,0001473.03%
20194,85340.08%
20184,849250.52%
20174,824210.44%
20164,80370.15%
20154,79670.15%
20144,789-7-0.15%
20134,796-6-0.12%
20124,802-51-1.05%
20114,853-28-0.57%
20104,88145810.35%
20004,4232706.5%
19904,15390627.9%
19803,2471474.74%
19703,10037513.76%
19602,72527711.32%
19502,4481918.46%
19402,257-21-0.92%
19302,27859435.27%
19201,684-345-17%
19102,0291075.57%
19001,92248133.38%
18901,441-51-3.42%
18801,49217012.86%
18701,322-638-32.55%
18601,960
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Sonora Population by Year