Sonora, California Population 2022

5,023
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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.

Sonora Demographics

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

  • White: 83.44%
  • Two or more races: 6.06%
  • Other race: 4.47%
  • Asian: 3.62%
  • Native American: 1.80%
  • Black or African American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.29%
The current population of Sonora, California is 5,023 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,003.

Sonora, California Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201055,1900.00%
201154,830-360-0.66%
201254,221-609-1.12%
201353,997-224-0.41%
201453,851-146-0.27%
201553,615-236-0.44%
201653,7701550.29%
201753,9762060.38%
201854,3874110.76%
201954,478910.17%
202054,569910.17%
202154,660910.17%

Sonora Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,03283.44%
Black or African American150.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native871.80%
Asian1753.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.29%
Some Other Race2164.47%
Two or More Races2936.06%
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Sonora Population by Race

Sonora Population Pyramid 2022

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Sonora Median Age

41.1


Total

43


Male

38.5


Female

Sonora Adults

There are 3,739 adults, (1,219 of whom are seniors) in Sonora.

Sonora Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sonora Sex Ratio

Female

2,709

56.06%

Male

2,123

43.94%

Sonora Population by Age

Sonora Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sonora Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
All55.1%44.9%
Male46.3%53.7%
Female45.1%54.9%
Non Family39.7%60.3%

55.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sonora Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0452.2355.1
Married6363.2485.7
Male822.8846.3
Female2973.245.1
Non Family1,0301.2839.7

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Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Sonora Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1524.37%
9th to 12th Grade1213.48%
High School Graduate90626.05%
Some College98628.35%
Associates Degree37310.72%
Bachelors Degree48814.03%
Graduate Degree45213.00%
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Sonora Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sonora Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander11117
Hispanic424349168
Asian1067940
2+ Races22221579
White2,7592,605725
Black99
Native American8777
Other Race8352

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%.

Sonora Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,939$34,825$33,399
Less Than 9th Grade$27,094$26,438$
High School Graduate$27,115$37,292$21,761
Some College$35,707$36,061$35,382
Bachelors Degree$30,703$$
Graduate Degree$46,146$87,188$

$33,939

Average Earnings

$34,825

Average Male

$33,399

Average Female

Sonora Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sonora Language by Age

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Sonora Language

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.

Sonora Language

Sonora Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native723751.39%
Islander14428.57%
Multiple2634717.87%
White3,44736610.62%
Other1NaN%
Hispanic67610515.53%

11.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.77%

Male Poverty Rate

9.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sonora

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%.

Sonora Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.29%
High School20.22%
Some College12.50%
Bachelors or Greater4.41%

Sonora Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.28%
Male Unemployed32.69%
Female Employed2.40%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Sonora Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sonora Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,777$77,189
Families$83,922$90,831
Married Families$96,500-
Non Families$45,833$59,276
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Income by Household Type

Sonora Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.2%

Male Marriage Rate

31.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Sonora Married by Age and Sex

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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 Over 65.

Sonora Marital Status by Race

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Sonora Marital Status

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438

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War32
First Gulf War61
Vietnam134
Korea83
World War II106

Sonora Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3432
35 to 5425
55 to 6450
65 to 74104
75+227

Sonora Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White41613.20%
Native American1011.49%
2+ Races125.11%
Hispanic122.63%

Sonora Veterans by Race

Sonora Veterans by Education

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9.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

58.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sonora Veterans by Education

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52.2%

Labor Force Participation

48.1%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Sonora Employment by Age

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Sonora Employment by Race

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Sonora 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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74.05%

Born in Sonora

94.54%

Native Born

5.46%

Foreign Born

2.59%

Non Citizen

2.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Sonora Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18601,9600.00%
18701,322-638-3.86%
18801,4921701.22%
18901,441-51-0.35%
19001,9224812.92%
19102,0291070.54%
19201,684-345-1.85%
19302,2785943.07%
19402,257-21-0.09%
19502,4481910.82%
19602,7252771.08%
19703,1003751.30%
19803,2471470.46%
19904,1539062.49%
20004,4232700.63%
20104,9034801.04%
20114,913100.20%
20124,923100.20%
20134,933100.20%
20144,943100.20%
20154,953100.20%
20164,963100.20%
20174,973100.20%
20184,983100.20%
20194,993100.20%
20205,003100.20%
20215,013100.20%
20225,023100.20%

Sonora Population by Year