Ione, California

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Ione, California

Introduction to Ione, California

Ione, California is 24 miles NE of Lodi, California and 34 miles SE of Sacramento, California. It is in Amador County. The population of the city is 7,129.

Ione History

Ione adopted its current name sometime around 1849. In 1853, Ione's first school was built, while its first post office was built in 1852 and its first flour mill was built in 1855. Ione was incorporated in 1953.

Ione and nearby Attractions

  • Amador County Museum
  • San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum
  • Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park
  • Oak Grove Regional Park
  • Gibson Ranch County Park
  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Things To Do In Ione

Local parks include the Gibson Ranch County Park, Pioneer Park, Calaveras Big Trees State Park and the Charles Howard Park. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ione Community United Methodist Church and the First Baptist Church are the local houses of worship. The Calaveras County Museum, the Amador County Museum and the San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum may interest those hoping to learn more about the history of the area.

Ione Transportation

Sacramento International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Ione Higher Education

San Joaquin Delta College, American River College and the Cosumnes River College are the local centers of higher education.

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High Points

Ione strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in California):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Ione Well-Paid Single Men
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Ione Low Property Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Ione Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Ione Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Ione, California

Comparing Ione to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in California (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 8
Age of the Population 3 5
Senior Citizens 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 4
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 6
People Above Poverty 5 6
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Short Commute Times 4 6
Working at Home 2 1
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
People Living Alone 5 7
Affordability of Rents 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 10
Low Violent Crime 6 8

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Ione Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NE of Lodi, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles SE of Sacramento, California
County Amador
Standard Zip Codes 95640
Phone Area Codes 209
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.352
Longitude -120.931

Ione Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 61 to 95 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Station LODI
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 74 F
Jul Temp 57 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 79 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 61 to 95 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
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Ione Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,129 100%
Male 5,645 79.2%
Female 1,484 20.8%
Under 18 1,270 17.8%
18+ 5,859 82.2%
65+ 398 5.6%
Median Age 34.3
Average Family Size 3.14
White 4,128 57.9%
African-American 1,271 17.8%
Asian 120 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 164 2.3%
Other 1,292 18.1%
Mixed Race 142 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,437 20.2%

Estimated Ione Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,607
Growth 478
Growth % 6.7%

Ione Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.8%
Irish 11.2%
English 11%
German 10.2%
US/American 7.1%
Italian 5.9%
Portuguese 3.1%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Norwegian 1.7%
Swedish 1.3%
Scottish 1.2%
Finnish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Danish 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
European 0.5%
Yugoslavian 0.5%
African 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Austrian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ione, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Camanche Lake (95640)
Carbondale (95640)
Sunnybrook (95640)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ione 7,129 $48,911
Amador City 196 $39,861
Galt 19,472 $47,845
Jackson 3,989 $45,887
Lodi 56,999 $47,020
Plymouth 980 $43,611
Sutter Creek 2,303 $55,795
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Ione High Schools (2004)

Serves 498 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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