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Demographics


 

Where is Sonora ?

The City of Sonora is located in Central California on the Western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.  The City of Sonora serves as the County Seat for Tuolumne County.

 


Major
State
Highways:
Highway 49 travels through the Historic District of the City of Sonora and is known as the “Golden Chain" because it connects the historic communities of the California “Gold Rush” and is a favorite of visitors to the area.  It also serves as the link from the Sacramento Region to the City. State Highway 120 links Sonora to the San Francisco Bay Area and State Highway 108 connects the community to the Central California Valley. To access Sonora from the Southern California Region the recommended route is State Highway 99 to J59.

Air Service:
Sonora
is within easy driving distance to four major airports:

Sacramento International 117 miles
Oakland International 120 miles
San Jose International 126 miles
San Francisco International 133 miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport 116 miles

In addition, there are two non-commercial airports in the County of Tuolumne, Columbia Airport (209) 533-5685 (approximately 5 miles from Sonora) and Pine Mountain Lake Airport, (209) 962-8966.

Local Rental Car Agency:

Enterprise
14860 Mono Way , Sonora
(209) 533-0500

Hertz
13411 Mono Way , Sonora
(209) 588-1575
 

Weather:
The sun shines on the City of Sonora an average of 328 days per year.  Average annual rainfall for the City is 33 inches, January traditionally is the wettest month.  The average high for the City is 70F with July and August being the hottest months.  The average low for the City is 42F with December and January being the coldest months. 

Geographic Information:

Area 3 Square Miles
Elevation 1825 Feet
County Tuolumne County
County Seat Sonora
State California

 

Population:

Sonora *  4,903
Tuolumne County: 55,365

The City’s daytime population increases to 22,000-25,000;
this is due to the high number of employees and tourists
who enter the City daily.
 

City of Sonora:

Per Capita Personal Income $27,757
Median Family Household Income $32,245

                    

Taxes
Sales Tax:       8 %
Transient Occupancy Tax:   10 %

  

Taxable Sales

Jurisdiction

2011

2012

Sonora

$233,525,000.

$235,447,000.

Tuolumne County
Unincorporated Area

$346,907,000.

$356,011,000.

 

Education:

Sonora Elementary School
K through 8th Grades
830 Greenley Rd.
Sonora , CA 95370
(209)532-5491
www.ses.k12.ca.us

Sonora Union High School
 9th through 12th Grades
430 N. Washington Street
Sonora , CA 95370
(209)532-5511
www.sonorahs.k12.ca.us

Columbia College
11600 Columbia College Dr .
Sonora , CA 95370
(209)588-5100
 
www.columbia.yosemite.cc.ca.us
 

Commercial and Industrial Statistics:
View website current listing of available commercial, retail and office space within the City, Commercial Space Available  
Tuolumne County Profile

Utilities:
Water & Sewer:                      
Tuolumne Utilities District
18885 Nugget Blvd.
PO Box 3728
Sonora , CA 95370
(209)532-5536
www.tuolumneutilities.com 

Electric:   
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
14550 Tuolumne Rd.
Sonora , CA 95370
Customer Service – (800)743-5000
New Construction – (209)533-6034

  For private utilities such as propane, phone, cable, etc.; there are several providers within the City, please contact the provider of your choice.