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Sonora is a city in Tuolumne County, in the Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge metro area.

It is the county seat.

Founded by Mexicans from the state of Sonora

The latitude of Sonora is 37.984N. The longitude is -120.381W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,785 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,632.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,858
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sonora demographic reports
Sonora is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada
Former and merged names include:
· Sonorian Camp
· Stewart
Part of the "Mother Lode" region of the 1849 gold rush
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 23. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Melvin M. Belli, attorney
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Mother Lode Fair - July 12-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sonora web sites and events links in the sections below.
Sonora attractions: Hidden Mine
Historic sites and museums: Tuolumne County Museum & History Center, Columbia State Historic Park
Colleges and universities: Columbia College
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sonora demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tuolumne 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 95370 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Sonora residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sonora ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sonora was $19,248, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Sonora residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
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History

Historic districts in Sonora include Columbia Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sonora, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $417.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $949.


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Libraries in Sonora include Tuolumne County Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Sonora include Sonora Union Democrat

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Sonora workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Sonora include Best Western, Inns of California Sonora, Sonora Inn.

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