Calaveras County

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Calaveras County, California

891 Mountain Ranch Rd
San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone: (209) 754-6370
Fax: (209) 754-6733
www.co.calaveras.ca.us

In NE CA, SE of Sacramento; original county; organized Feb 18, 1850 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Calaveras River, which flows through the county, from the Spanish 'skulls,' so named because skulls were found on the river's banks in the 1830s

Area (sq mi):: 1036.84 (land 1020.04; water 16.81) Population per square mile: 46.00
Population 2005: 46,871 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 15.60%; 1990-2000 26.70% Population 2000: 40,554 (White 87.50%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 6.80%; Asian 0.90%; Other 7.20%). Foreign born: 3.00%. Median age: 44.60
Income 2000: per capita $21,420; median household $41,022; Population below poverty level: 11.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,745-$25,395
Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 34.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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