Sutter County, California

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County of Sutter
County
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Images, from top down, left to right: Sutter Buttes terrain, Live Oak Blvd near Pennington Road in the City of Live Oak, bridges crossing the Feather River
Official seal of County of Sutter
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Location in the state of California
Location in the state of California
California's location in the United States
California's location in the United States
Country  United States
State  California
Region Sacramento Valley
Metro area Sacramento metropolitan area
Incorporated February 18, 1850[1]
County seat Yuba City
Area
 • Total 1,570 km2 (608 sq mi)
 • Land 1,560 km2 (602 sq mi)
 • Water 16 km2 (6.1 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 94,737
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Website www.co.sutter.ca.us

Sutter County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 94,737.[2] The county seat is Yuba City.[3]

Sutter County is included in the Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Sacramento-Roseville, CA Combined Statistical Area. The county is located along the Sacramento River in the Sacramento Valley.

History[edit]

Sutter County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood. Parts of the county were given to Placer County in 1852.

Sutter County is named after one of the state’s more engaging and complex historical personalities, and an agricultural visionary. John Augustus Sutter, a German native born to Swiss parents, was one of the first to recognize the Sacramento Valley for its potential as an agricultural empire, and his Hock Farm, established in 1841 on the Feather River just south of present-day Yuba City, was the site of the valley’s first large agricultural enterprise.

Sutter obtained the Rancho New Helvetia Mexican land grant, and called his first settlement New Helvetia (which included the present day city of Sacramento). In 1850, Sutter retired to Hock Farm when gold seekers deprived him of most of his holdings at Sacramento.

Sutter County is the birthplace (Yuba City, 1858) of John Joseph Montgomery, who was the first American to successfully pilot a heavier than air craft, 20 years before the Wright Brothers, and who held the first patent for an "aeroplane."

In the 1890s Sutter County was one of the two prohibition counties in California; the other was Riverside County. Both outlawed saloons and sale or consumption of alcohol in public.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 608 square miles (1,570 km2), of which 602 square miles (1,560 km2) is land and 6.1 square miles (16 km2) (1.0%) is water.[5] It is the fourth-smallest county in California by total area. Some 88 percent of the county is prime farmland and grazing land.

Sutter County is home to the Sutter Buttes, known as the "World's Smallest Mountain Range." This volcanic formation provides relief to the otherwise seemingly flat Sacramento Valley.

Bordered by the Sacramento River on the west and the Feather River on the east, Sutter County has 240 miles (390 km) of levees. The Sutter Bypass, which diverts flood waters from the Sacramento River, cuts through the heart of Sutter County.

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Public transportation[edit]

Yuba Sutter Transit operates local bus service, as well as commuter runs to Downtown Sacramento.

Airports[edit]

Sutter County Airport is a general aviation airport located just south of Yuba City.

Politics[edit]

Voter registration statistics[edit]

Cities by population and voter registration[edit]

Overview[edit]

Sutter County vote
by party in presidential elections
Year GOP DEM Others
2012 58.3% 18,122 39.2% 12,192 2.5% 769
2008 57.5% 18,911 40.8% 13,412 2.1% 698
2004 67.2% 20,254 31.9% 9,602 1.0% 289
2000 65.3% 17,350 31.7% 8,416 3.0% 798
1996 57.6% 14,264 34.4% 8,504 8.0% 1,977
1992 50.1% 12,956 30.5% 7,883 19.4% 5,021
1988 67.5% 14,100 31.1% 6,557 1.2% 241
1984 71.2% 14,477 27.2% 5,535 1.5% 311
1980 63.5% 11,778 27.5% 5,103 9.0% 1,676
1976 54.2% 8,745 43.2% 6,966 2.6% 420
1972 62.5% 10,224 33.0% 5,409 4.5% 739
1968 59.8% 8,665 31.8% 4,624 8.6% 1,256
1964 51.6% 7,241 48.3% 6,787 0.1% 16
1960 62.9% 7,520 36.6% 4,379 0.5% 55
1956 62.8% 6,327 36.5% 3,673 0.8% 77
1952 67.3% 7,053 32.3% 3,382 0.4% 44
1948 52.5% 3,913 45.1% 3,362 2.5% 183
1944 50.0% 3,111 49.5% 3,083 0.5% 29
1940 42.1% 3,089 57.1% 4,195 0.8% 61
1936 28.1% 1,613 70.0% 4,019 1.9% 106
1932 25.7% 1,392 70.4% 3,807 3.8% 208
1928 54.0% 2,239 45.2% 1,875 0.8% 34
1924 49.9% 1,617 11.3% 367 38.8% 1,255
1920 70.3% 1,862 24.0% 636 5.7% 150

Sutter is a strongly Republican county in presidential and congressional elections. The last Democrat to win a majority in the county was Franklin Roosevelt in 1940.

Sutter County is in California's 3rd congressional district, represented by Democrat John Garamendi.[8]

In the state legislature Sutter is in the 3rd Assembly district, which is held by Republican Dan Logue, and the 4th Senate district, which is held by Republican Jim Nielsen.

On November 4, 2008, Sutter County voted 70.7% for Proposition 8 which amended the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriages.


Crime[edit]

The following table includes the number of incidents reported and the rate per 1,000 persons for each type of offense.

Cities by population and crime rates[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2011[edit]

Places by population, race, and income[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census reported that Sutter County had a population of 94,737. The racial makeup of Sutter County was 57,749 (61.0%) White, 1,919 (2.0%) African American, 1,365 (1.4%) Native American, 13,663 (14.4%) Asian, 281 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 14,463 (15.3%) from other races, and 5,297 (5.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27,251 persons (28.8%).[17]

2000[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 3,444
1860 3,390 −1.6%
1870 5,030 48.4%
1880 5,159 2.6%
1890 5,469 6.0%
1900 5,886 7.6%
1910 6,328 7.5%
1920 10,115 59.8%
1930 14,618 44.5%
1940 18,680 27.8%
1950 26,239 40.5%
1960 33,380 27.2%
1970 41,935 25.6%
1980 52,246 24.6%
1990 64,415 23.3%
2000 78,930 22.5%
2010 94,737 20.0%
Est. 2013 95,350 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[18]
1790-1960[19] 1900-1990[20]
1990-2000[21] 2010-2013[2]

As of the census[22] of 2000, there were 78,930 people, 27,033 households, and 19,950 families residing in the county. The population density was 131 people per square mile (51/km²). There were 28,319 housing units at an average density of 47 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 67.5% White, 1.9% Black or African American, 1.6% Native American, 11.3% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 13.0% from other races, and 4.6% from two or more races. 22.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 10.3% were of German, 9.0% American, 7.1% English and 6.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 70.3% spoke English, 17.9% Spanish and 9.3% Punjabi as their first language.

There were 27,033 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,375, and the median income for a family was $44,330. Males had a median income of $35,723 versus $25,778 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,428. About 12.1% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

MySYtv.com provides television coverage of local events in the area.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

  • Catlett
  • Kirkville
  • Lee
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Riego
  • Rio Ramaza
  • Verona
  • Tierra Buena

Proposed town[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Percentage of registered voters with respect to total population. Percentages of party members with respect to registered voters follow.
  2. ^ Only larceny-theft cases involving property over $400 in value are reported as property crimes.
  3. ^ Other = Some other race + Two or more races
  4. ^ Native American = Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander + American Indian or Alaska Native

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Berkeley Gazette, 1905. July 28
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
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  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q California Secretary of State. February 10, 2013 - Report of Registration. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
  8. ^ "California's 3rd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice, State of California. Table 11: Crimes – 2009. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  10. ^ a b c United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Crime in the United States, 2012, Table 8 (California). Retrieved 2013-11-14.
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  12. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19301. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
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  17. ^ "2010 Census P.L. 94-171 Summary File Data". United States Census Bureau. 
  18. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
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  22. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°02′N 121°41′W / 39.04°N 121.69°W / 39.04; -121.69