Sierra County, CA

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2019 Population
3,040
3.75% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
54.8
1.26% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
9.66%
16.3% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$52,148
8.36% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$231,400
33.6% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
1,268
1.36% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Sierra County, CA had a population of 3.04k people with a median age of 54.8 and a median household income of $52,148. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Sierra County, CA grew from 2,930 to 3,040, a 3.75% increase and its median household income grew from $48,125 to $52,148, a 8.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sierra County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.6%), White (Hispanic) (9.9%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.954%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.757%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (0.724%). 0% of the households in Sierra County, CA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.3% of the residents in Sierra County, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Sierra County, CA was $231,400, and the homeownership rate was 75.4%. Most people in Sierra County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Sierra County, CA was 3 cars per household.

Diversity

Sierra County, CA is home to a population of 3.04k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.3% of Sierra County, CA residents were born outside of the country (70 people).

In 2019, there were 8.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.66k people) in Sierra County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 301 White (Hispanic) and 29 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sierra County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.66k ± 119
  2. White (Hispanic)
    301 ± 66
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    29 ± 33
10.7%
Hispanic Population
324 people

In 2019, there were 8.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.66k people) in Sierra County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 301 White (Hispanic) and 29 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.7% of the people in Sierra County, CA are hispanic (324 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sierra County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
70 people
2.22%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
65 people

As of 2019, 2.3% of Sierra County, CA residents (70 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sierra County, CA was 2.22%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

54
Median Native-Born Age
± 2
68
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Sierra County, CA was 54.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 54, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 68. But people in Sierra County, CA are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Sierra County, CA residents was 56.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,083,367 ± 46,962 people
  2. Philippines
    839,299 ± 22,251 people
  3. China
    667,994 ± 19,895 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,083,367 California residents, followed by Philippines with 839,299 and China with 667,994.

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Citizenship

98.3%
2019 Citizenship
98.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.3% of Sierra County, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Sierra County, CA was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    140 ± 55
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    42 ± 32
  3. Korea
    12 ± 22

Sierra County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in California (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,156. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Sierra County, CA employs 1.27k people. The largest industries in Sierra County, CA are Construction (255 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (172 people), and Public Administration (157 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($126,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,542), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,615).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,148
2019 value
± $13,874
8.36%
1 Year Growth
± 28.4%

Households in Sierra County, CA have a median annual income of $52,148, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,125 in 2018, which represents a 8.36% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$78,556
Average Male Salary in California
± $756
$62,156
Average Female Salary in California
± $629

In 2019, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California 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 in California
  1. Asian
    $73,480 ± $1,183
  2. White
    $65,253 ± $608
  3. Two or More Races
    $54,888 ± $1,917

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in California.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sierra County, CA is from California.
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California
0.5
2018 Wage GINI in California

In 2019, the income inequality in California was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.144% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 100
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.66% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sierra County, CA (291 out of 3.01k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    265 ± 116
  2. Native American
    24 ± 63
  3. Hispanic
    24 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sierra County, CA is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

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

1.27k
2019 Value
± 238
1.36%
1 Year growth
± 27.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Sierra County, CA grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 1.25k employees to 1.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sierra County, CA, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (188 people), Management Occupations (178 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (128 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sierra County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sierra County, CA, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (188 people), Management Occupations (178 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (128 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sierra County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (6.97 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.94 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.94 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sierra County, CA, by median earnings, are Education Information, & Library Occupations ($125,375), Management Occupations ($83,355), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($83,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.27k
2019 Value
± 238
1.36%
1 Year growth
± 27.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Sierra County, CA grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 1.25k employees to 1.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sierra County, CA, are Construction (255 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (172 people), and Public Administration (157 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sierra County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Sierra 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 Sierra County, CA, by number of employees, are Construction (255 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (172 people), and Public Administration (157 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sierra County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.75 times higher than expected), Construction (3.08 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sierra County, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($126,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,542), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,615).

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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. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

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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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

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. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sierra County, CA went to Donald J. Trump with 59.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.8%), followed by Other (1.66%). The most partisan county was San Francisco County, CA with 85.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Sierra County, CA
59.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in California
  1. 85.3% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 82.3% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 80.2% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in California was San Francisco County, CA with 85.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in California colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sierra County, CA was $231,400 in 2019, which is 0.962 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $173,200 to $231,400, a 33.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Sierra County, CA is 75.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Sierra County, CA have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sierra County, CA is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$231,400
2019 Median
± $63,936
$173,200
2018 Median
± $73,827

In 2019, the median property value in Sierra County, CA grew to to $231,400 from the previous year's value of $173,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sierra 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 Sierra County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,148
Median Household Income
± $13,874
1.32k
Number of Households
± 212

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.32k households in Sierra County, CA grew to $52,148 from the previous year's value of $48,125.

The following chart displays the households in Sierra 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.4%
2019 Homeownership
81.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 75.4% of the housing units in Sierra County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sierra County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sierra County, CA have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in Sierra County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (72%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.2%)
  3. Carpooled (6.95%)

In 2019, 72% of workers in Sierra County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.2%) and those who carpooled to work (6.95%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

91.2% of the population of Sierra County, CA has health coverage, with 37.7% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 20% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 4.35% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sierra County, CA see 2987 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.4% decrease from the previous year (2999 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1502 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 601 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17%). Additionally, Colusa County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,987 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sierra County, CA

Primary care physicians in Sierra County, CA see an average of 2,987 patients per year. This represents a 0.4% decrease from the previous year (2,999 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in California
$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

8.76%
Uninsured
37.7%
Employer Coverage
18.1%
Medicaid
20%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
4.35%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sierra County, CA declined by 14.1% from 10.2% to 8.76%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sierra 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. 17% prevalence
  2. 16.9% prevalence
  3. 15.5% prevalence

Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 17%.

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

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