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People

Total Population 4,827
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 20.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,955
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,000
% Above Poverty Level 72%
% Below Poverty Level 28%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 10.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 35%
Median Gross Rent $870
Median House Value $272,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 16.3%
Irish 12.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sonora Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles NE of Modesto, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles SE of Sacramento, California
County Tuolumne
Standard Zip Codes 95370
P.O. Box Zip Codes 95373
Phone Area Codes 209
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.984
Longitude -120.381

Sonora Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SONORA RS
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 56 F
Apr Temp 40 to 68 F
Jul Temp 56 to 94 F
Oct Temp 42 to 78 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Station CALAVERAS BIG TREES
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 44 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 52 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 55.4 inches
Station CHERRY VALLEY DAM
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 56 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Standard (95373)

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

Sonora Public Libraries

Library
Tuolumne County Library
480 GREENLEY RD.
Sonora, California
(209) 533-5507

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Sonora Hospitals

SONORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1000 GREENLEY ROAD
(209) 532-3161
Emergency Service: Yes

TUOLUMNE GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
101 E HOSPITAL ROAD
(209) 533-7001
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sonora High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SONORA HIGH
430 N. WASHINGTON ST.
209-532-5511
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,563 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24

GOLD RUSH HOME STUDY CHARTER
14672 MONO WAY
209-533-8644
A Charter School.
Serves 214 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

BIRD (THEODORE) HIGH (ALTER)
251 S. BARETTA ST.
209-532-1587
A Non-traditional School
Serves 98 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 28.8

CASSINA (DARIO) HIGH (CONT.)
251 S. BARETTA
209-532-1587
A Non-traditional School
Serves 63 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

SPECIAL EDUCATION
175 S. FAIRVIEW LANE
209-536-2040
A Special Education School
Serves 48 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.5

ALTERNATIVE/OPPORTUNITY
175 S. FAIRVIEW LANE
209-536-2000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

JUVENILE HALL/COMMUNITY
175 S. FAIRVIEW LANE
209-536-2000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

SONORA HIGH COMMUNITY DAY
430 NORTH WASHINGTON ST.
209-532-1587
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

TULUMNE COUNTY COMMUNITY DAY
13931 MONO WAY
209-536-2000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

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