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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.


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Median household income
Local
$18,144
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mariposa demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Logtown
Town grew up around the Mariposa Mine, which opened in 1850
Local festivals include:
  • Mariposa County Fair - Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mariposa web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Mariposa Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Yosemite National Park
Historic sites and museums: California State Mining and Mineral Museum, Mariposa Museum & History Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

17% of Mariposa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Mariposa include Mariposa Town Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mariposa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $361.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $844.


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Libraries in Mariposa include Mariposa Library ... View libraries

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Mariposa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mariposa political report.

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The average commute time for Mariposa workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Mariposa include Best Value Mariposa Lodge, Best Western Yosemite Way Station Motel, Comfort Inn Mariposa, Little Valley Inn, Super 8.

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