Mariposa County, CA

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Population

17,658

0.0737% growth

Median Age

51.1


Median Household Income

$51,385

4.3% growth

Poverty Rate

15.1%


Number of Employees

7,009

2.2% decline

Median Property Value

$259,500

3.47% growth

About

In 2017, Mariposa County, CA had a population of 17.7k people with a median age of 51.1 and a median household income of $51,385. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mariposa County, CA grew from 17,645 to 17,658, a 0.0737% increase and its median household income grew from $49,265 to $51,385, a 4.3% increase.

The population of Mariposa County, CA is 81% White Alone, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.53% Two or More Races. 10% of the people in Mariposa County, CA speak a non-English language, and 96.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Mariposa County, CA is $259,500, and the homeownership rate is 70.7%. Most people in Mariposa County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Mariposa County, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Mariposa County, CA employs 7.01k people. The largest industries in Mariposa County, CA are Accommodation & Food Services (1,364 people), Public Administration (846 people), and Retail Trade (713 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($61,156), Information ($61,023), and Finance & Insurance ($50,682).

Median household income in Mariposa County, CA is $51,385. Males in Mariposa County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Mariposa County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,385

2017 value

± $3,637

4.3%

1 Year Growth

± 9.44%

Households in Mariposa County, CA have a median annual income of $51,385, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,265 in 2016, which represents a 4.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mariposa County, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mariposa County, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mariposa County, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mariposa County, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3.02

  2. Census Tract 4

  3. Census Tract 3.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mariposa County, CA was Census Tract 3.02 with a value of $69,028, followed by Census Tract 4 and Census Tract 3.01, with respective values of $60,230 and $58,657.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Mariposa County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mariposa County, CA (2.63k out of 17.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,264 ± 297

  2. Hispanic

    455 ± 161

  3. Two Or More

    139 ± 108

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mariposa County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.01k

2017 Value

± 545

-2.2%

1 Year decline

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mariposa County, CA declined at a rate of -2.2%, from 7.17k employees to 7.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mariposa County, CA, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (809 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (763 people), and Management Occupations (719 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mariposa County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mariposa County, CA, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (809 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (763 people), and Management Occupations (719 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mariposa County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (3.08 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.87 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mariposa County, CA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,833), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,208), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($64,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.01k

2017 Value

± 545

-2.2%

1 Year decline

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mariposa County, CA declined at a rate of -2.2%, from 7.17k employees to 7.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mariposa County, CA, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,364 people), Public Administration (846 people), and Retail Trade (713 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mariposa County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Mariposa County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Mariposa County, CA, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,364 people), Public Administration (846 people), and Retail Trade (713 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mariposa County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.04 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.59 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (2.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mariposa County, CA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($61,156), Information ($61,023), and Finance & Insurance ($50,682).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.1% of the population of Mariposa County, CA has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 18.8% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 2.12% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Mariposa County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Mariposa County, CA see 2922 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.848% decrease from the previous year (2947 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1934 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 415 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,922 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Mariposa County, CA see an average of 2,922 patients per year. This represents a 0.848% decrease from the previous year (2,947 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mariposa County, CA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.92%

Uninsured

42.6%

Employer Coverage

17.2%

Medicaid

18.8%

Medicare

14.3%

Non-Group

2.12%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mariposa County, CA declined by 32.1% from 7.25% to 4.92%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mariposa County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Mariposa County, CA is home to a population of 17.7k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.84% of Mariposa County, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Mariposa County, CA is composed of 14.3k White Alone residents (81%), 1.87k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.6%), 624 Two or More Races residents (3.53%), 416 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.36%), 215 Black or African American Alone residents (1.22%), 168 Asian Alone residents (0.951%), 56 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.317%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Mariposa County, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,192 speakers), Tagalog (58 speakers), and Hindi (54 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mariposa County, CA was 51.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Mariposa County, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Mariposa County, CA residents was 51.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.84%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.04%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.84% of Mariposa County, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mariposa County, CA was 7.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mariposa County, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Mariposa County, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

96.3%

2017 Citizenship

96%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.3% of Mariposa County, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mariposa County, CA was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14.3k ± 14

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.87k ± 239

  3. Two or More Races

    624 ± 193

In 2017, there were 7.65 times more White Alone residents (14.3k people) in Mariposa County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.87k Hispanic or Latino and 624 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Mariposa County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,192 speakers (6.99%)

  2. Tagalog

    58 speakers (0.34%)

  3. Hindi

    54 speakers (0.317%)

10% of Mariposa County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Mariposa County, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.99% of the overall population of Mariposa County, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.34% speak Tagalog and 0.317% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    771 ± 132

  2. Korea

    210 ± 98

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    118 ± 65

Mariposa County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mariposa County, CA was $259,500 in 2017, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $250,800 to $259,500, a 3.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Mariposa County, CA is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mariposa County, CA have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mariposa County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,385

Median Household Income

± $3,637

7.43k

Number of Households

± 540

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.43k households in Mariposa County, CA grew to $51,385 from the previous year's value of $49,265.

The following chart displays the households in Mariposa County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$259,500

2017 Median

± $14,977

$250,800

2016 Median

± $11,781

In 2017, the median property value in Mariposa County, CA grew to to $259,500 from the previous year's value of $250,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mariposa County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mariposa County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Mariposa County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mariposa County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.7%

2017 Homeownership

69.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.7% of the housing units in Mariposa County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Mariposa County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mariposa County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mariposa County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mariposa County, CA have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 7.58% of the workforce in Mariposa County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    62.1%

  2. Carpooled

    12.9%

  3. Walked

    9.46%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Mariposa County, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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