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Mariposa is in Mariposa County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Spanish for "butterfly," because Spanish explorers found many here.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in California named Mariposa. For links to other places called Mariposa, CA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mariposa is 37.485N. The longitude is -119.965W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,949 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,373.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mariposa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mariposa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 95338 ZIP code.
16% of Mariposa residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mariposa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mariposa was $22,436, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Mariposa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Mariposa include Mariposa Town Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Mariposa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $361. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $844.
Libraries in Mariposa include Mariposa Library ... View libraries
Mariposa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mariposa political report.
The average commute time for Mariposa workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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