Mariposa County, CA

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2022 Population
17,130
0.552% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
51.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
16%
21.6% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$60,021
12.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$335,900
11% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Mariposa County, CA had a population of 17.1k people with a median age of 51.6 and a median household income of $60,021. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mariposa County, CA declined from 17,225 to 17,130, a −0.552% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,304 to $60,021, a 12.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mariposa County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5%), White (Hispanic) (4.73%), Other (Hispanic) (4.02%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.96%).

None of the households in Mariposa County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.5% of the residents in Mariposa County, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Mariposa County, CA was $335,900, and the homeownership rate was 73.8%.

Most people in Mariposa County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Mariposa County, CA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Mariposa County, CA is home to a population of 17.1k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.9% of Mariposa County, CA residents were born outside of the country (1.35k people).

In 2022, there were 15.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.2k people) in Mariposa County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 857 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 810 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.5% of Mariposa County, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mariposa County, CA was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mariposa County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.2k ± 191
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    857 ± 203
  3. White (Hispanic)
    810 ± 233
13%
Hispanic Population
2.22k people

In 2022, there were 15.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.2k people) in Mariposa County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 857 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 810 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13% of the people in Mariposa County, CA are hispanic (2.22k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Mariposa County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.35k people
5.57%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
959 people

As of 2022, 7.9% of Mariposa County, CA residents (1.35k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mariposa County, CA was 5.57%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    567 ± 143
  2. Korea
    325 ± 181
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    163 ± 117

Mariposa County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mariposa County, CA employs 7.25k people. The largest industries in Mariposa County, CA are Accommodation & Food Services (1,007 people), Public Administration (871 people), and Educational Services (690 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,481), Finance & Insurance ($83,917), and Educational Services ($61,727).

Occupations

7.25k
2022 Value
± 708
3.01%
1 Year growth
± 12.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mariposa County, CA grew at a rate of 3.01%, from 7.04k employees to 7.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mariposa County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (731 people), Sales & Related Occupations (675 people), and Management Occupations (662 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mariposa County, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.25k
2022 Value
± 708
3.01%
1 Year growth
± 12.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mariposa County, CA grew at a rate of 3.01%, from 7.04k employees to 7.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mariposa County, CA, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,007 people), Public Administration (871 people), and Educational Services (690 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mariposa County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Mariposa County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,575
Median earning men ± $6,494
$35,124
Median earning women ± $3,815

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($127,813), Manufacturing ($92,941), and Public Administration ($84,653).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,393), Construction ($55,074), and Public Administration ($44,038).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 139
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 64
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 54
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mariposa County, CA went to Donald J. Trump with 57.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.51%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mariposa County, CA was $335,900 in 2022, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $302,600 to $335,900, a 11% increase. The homeownership rate in Mariposa County, CA is 73.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mariposa County, CA have an average commute time of 31.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mariposa County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mariposa County, CA is $60,021. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Mariposa County, CA was Census Tract 2 with a value of $68,125, followed by Census Tract 1.02 and Census Tract 3.01, with respective values of $62,604 and $61,139.

Property

$335,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,319
$5,604
Median Property Taxes
±$554

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mariposa County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Mariposa County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

73.8%
Homeownership
2022
70.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.8% of the housing units in Mariposa County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2
  2. Census Tract 1.02
  3. Census Tract 3.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mariposa County, CA was Census Tract 2 with a value of $68,125, followed by Census Tract 1.02 and Census Tract 3.01, with respective values of $62,604 and $61,139.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Mariposa County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$60,021
Median Household Income
± $5,293
7.6k
Number of Households
± 659

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.6k households in Mariposa County, CA grew to $60,021 from the previous year's value of $53,304.

The following chart displays the households in Mariposa County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mariposa County, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (58.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.9%)
  3. Carpooled (13.8%)

In 2022, 58.4% of workers in Mariposa County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.9%) and those who carpooled to work (13.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mariposa County, CA have a longer commute time (31.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 7.63% of the workforce in Mariposa County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mariposa County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mariposa County, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mariposa County, CA (2.71k out of 17k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mariposa County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.8% of the population of Mariposa County, CA has health coverage, with 32.4% on employee plans, 23.6% on Medicaid, 19.2% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 2.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Mariposa County, CA see 2867 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.9% decrease from the previous year (3494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1716 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,867 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mariposa County, CA

Primary care physicians in Mariposa County, CA see an average of 2,867 patients per year. This represents a 17.9% decrease from the previous year (3,494 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mariposa County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.3% under 18 years, 15.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 29.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.23%
Uninsured
32.4%
Employer Coverage
23.6%
Medicaid
19.2%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
2.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mariposa County, CA grew by 11.5% from 6.49% to 7.23%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mariposa County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 27.7% in Mariposa County, CA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.9% in Mariposa County, CA.

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