Tuolumne County

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Tuolumne County, California

2 S Green St
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: (209) 533-5511
Fax: (209) 533-5510
portal.co.tuolumne.ca.us

In E central CA, east of Stockton; original county; organized Feb 18, 1850 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Tuolumne River, named for either the Central Miwok or Yokut Indians, of Penutian linguistic stock. Name is believed to be a corruption of Indian talmalamne 'cluster of stone wigwams': they lived in caves or recesses in the rocks. Variously spelled Taulamne, Tahualamne, and Tavalames.

Area (sq mi):: 2274.34 (land 2235.41; water 38.93) Population per square mile: 26.60
Population 2005: 59,380 State rank: 42 Population change: 2000-20005 9.00%; 1990-2000 12.50% Population 2000: 54,501 (White 85.10%; Black or African American 2.10%; Hispanic or Latino 8.20%; Asian 0.70%; Other 7.70%). Foreign born: 3.20%. Median age: 42.90
Income 2000: per capita $21,015; median household $38,725; Population below poverty level: 11.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,204-$24,860
Unemployment (2004): 6.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 26.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Tuolumne County, California, 133 miles east of San Francisco, is best known for housing Yosemite National Park.