Sonora, California

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Sonora is the county seat of Tuolumne County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 4,423. Sonora is the only incorporated community in Tuolumne County.

Geography

Sonora is located at coor dms|37|59|4|N|120|22|54|W|city (37.984361, -120.381767)GR|1, around the intersection of California State Highways 49 and 108 The altitude is 1,825ft/556m.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there are 4,423 people, 2,051 households, and 1,046 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,456.2 people per square mile (561.8/km²). There are 2,197 housing units at an average density of 723.3/sq mi (279.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.36% White, 0.68% African American, 1.49% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.99% from other races, and 3.12% from two or more races. 8.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,051 households out of which 24.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.2% are married couples living together, 14.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 49.0% are non-families. 40.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.06 and the average family size is 2.75.

In the city the population is spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 77.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $28,858, and the median income for a family is $39,722. Males have a median income of $40,958 versus $26,111 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,248. 16.9% of the population and 10.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.8% of those under the age of 18 and 7.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Politics

In the state legislature Sonora is located in the 14th Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cogdill, and in the 25th Assembly District, represented by Republican Tom Berryhill. Federally, Sonora is located in California's 19th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +10 [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url=http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html | accessdate = 2008-02-10] and is represented by Republican George Radanovich.

History

Founded by Mexican miners during the California Gold Rush (to remind them of the state of Sonora, Mexico), Sonora still echoes some of its history through preserved architecture.The journal of William Perkins offers an account of Sonora at the height of the gold rush.

Filmed in or near Sonora [http://imdb.com/List]

* "Adventures of Brisco County Jr., The" (1993) TV Series ...aka "Brisco County Jr." (1993)
* "Big Valley, The" (1965) TV Series
* "Bonanza" (1959) TV Series ...aka "Ponderosa" (1972) (USA: rerun title)
* "Hopalong Cassidy" (1952) TV Series
* "Little House on the Prairie" (1974) TV Series ...aka "Little House: A New Beginning" (1982) (USA: last season title)
* "Paradise" (1988) TV Series ...aka "Guns of Paradise" (1991) (USA: new title)
* "Three Wishes" (2005) TV Series
* "Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, The" (1979)
* "Back to the Future Part III" (1990)
* "Bad Girls" (1994/I)
* "Bad Men of Missouri" (1941)
* "Border Legion, The" (1918)
* "Border Legion, The" (1930)
* "Brothers, The" (2006)
* "Catch My Smoke" (1922)
* "Charge of the Light Brigade, The" (1936)
* "Come Live with Me" (1941)
* "Conflict" (1936)
* "Conquering Horde, The" (1931)
* "Conquerors, The" (1932) ...aka Pioneer Builders (1932) (USA: reissue title)
* "County Chairman, The" (1935)
* "Covered Wagon, The" (1923)
* "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry" (1974)
* "Down Rio Grande Way" (1942) ...aka Double Punch, The (1942) (UK)
* "Downwardly Mobile" (1996)
* "Farmer Takes a Wife, The" (1935)
* "Fighting Caravans" (1931) ...aka Blazing Arrows (1950) (USA: reissue title)
* "Flying Lariats" (1931)
* "Galloping Ace, The" (1924)
* "Go West" (1940) ...aka Marx Brothers Go West (1940) (UK)
* "Great Meadow, The" (1931)
* "Great Race, The" (1965) ...aka Blake Edwards' The Great Race (1965) (USA: complete title)
* "Guest of Cindy Sherman" (2008)
* "Hazards of Helen, The" (1914)
* "If You Believe It, It's So" (1922)
* "Kidschool" (2001)
* "Lasca of the Rio Grande" (1931)
* "Last Ride of the Dalton Gang, The" (1979) (TV)
* "Libeled Lady" (1936)
* "Lone Cowboy" (1933)
* "Man of Conquest" (1939)
* "Man Power" (1927)
* "Man Who Won, The" (1923)
* "Money! Money! Money!" (1923)
* "No One's Watching: An Alien Abductee's Story" (2006)
* "North of 36" (1924)
* "North of the Rio Grande" (1937)
* "Omaha Trail, The" (1942)
* "Pierre of the Plains" (1942)
* "Promises" (1998)
* "Rage at Dawn" (1955) ...aka Seven Bad Men (1955)
* "Red House, The" (1947) ...aka No Trespassing (1947)
* "Red Pony, The" (1973) (TV)
* "Redemption of the Ghost" (2002)
* "Return of Frank James, The" (1940)
* "Riders of the Cactus" (1931)
* "Robin Hood of El Dorado, The" (1936)
* "Romance of Rosy Ridge, The" (1947)
* "Sacketts, The" (1979) (TV) ...aka Daybreakers, The (1979) (TV) (USA: cut version)
* "Santa Fe Trail" (1940)
* "Scars of Jealousy" (1923)
* "Scouts to the Rescue" (1939)
* "Shadow Riders, The" (1982) (TV) ...aka Louis L'Amour's The Shadow Riders (1982) (TV)
* "Shaughnessy" (1996) (TV) ...aka Louis L'Amour's Shaughnessy (1996) (TV) (Australia) ...aka Louis L'Amour's Shaughnessy the Iron Marshal (2006) (TV) (USA: DVD box title)
* "Silent Call, The" (1921)
* "Silver City" (1951) ...aka High Vermilion (1951) (UK)
* "Singer Jim McKee" (1924)
* "Something for a Lonely Man" (1968) (TV)
* "Somewhere in Sonora" (1933)
* "Songs and Saddles" (1938)
* "Terror, The" (1920)
* "Tess of the Storm Country" (1960)
* "Texan, The" (1930)
* "Three Bad Men" (2005)
* "Timber Stampede" (1939)
* "Toll Gate, The" (1920)
* "Traveling Salesman" (1921)
* "Unforgiven" (1992)
* "Union Pacific" (1939)
* "Virginian, The" (1929)
* "Wells Fargo" (1937)
* "White-Collar Crime" (1996)
* "Without Compromise" (1922)
* "Wyoming" (1940)
* "Young Tom Edison" (1940)

Notable Persons

Well-known people associated with Sonora:
* Vaughn Armstrong - actor
* Melvin Belli - attorney
* Charles Dellschau - artist
* James P. Hogan - writer
* Jenny O'Hara - actress
* Dan Pastorini - NFL quarterback
* Brooke Haven - actress
* Phil Coke - Major League Pitcher

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