Yosemite Valley, California

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Yosemite Valley
census-designated place
Location in Mariposa County and the state of California
Location in Mariposa County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°44′36″N 119°34′33″W / 37.74333°N 119.57583°W / 37.74333; -119.57583Coordinates: 37°44′36″N 119°34′33″W / 37.74333°N 119.57583°W / 37.74333; -119.57583
Country  United States
State  California
County Mariposa
Area[1]
 • Total 2.120 sq mi (5.492 km2)
 • Land 2.059 sq mi (5.334 km2)
 • Water 0.061 sq mi (0.159 km2)  2.89%
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,035
 • Density 490/sq mi (190/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95389
Area code(s) 209
FIPS code 06-86912

Yosemite Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mariposa County, California, United States. It consists of Yosemite Village and the other areas of the Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. The population was 1,035 at the 2010 census, up from 265 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Yosemite Valley is located at 37°44′36″N 119°34′33″W / 37.74333°N 119.57583°W / 37.74333; -119.57583 (37.743324, -119.575724)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), 97.11% of it land and 2.89% of it water.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Yosemite Valley, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 72
(22)
82
(28)
90
(32)
96
(36)
99
(37)
103
(39)
115
(46)
110
(43)
108
(42)
98
(37)
86
(30)
73
(23)
115
(46)
Average high °F (°C) 47.2
(8.4)
53.1
(11.7)
58.7
(14.8)
65.9
(18.8)
72.8
(22.7)
81.4
(27.4)
89.9
(32.2)
89.5
(31.9)
83.5
(28.6)
72.5
(22.5)
57.7
(14.3)
47.5
(8.6)
68.3
(20.2)
Daily mean °F (°C) 36.5
(2.5)
40.6
(4.8)
44.8
(7.1)
50.9
(10.5)
57.2
(14)
64.3
(17.9)
71.5
(21.9)
70.8
(21.6)
65.2
(18.4)
55.4
(13)
44.0
(6.7)
36.9
(2.7)
53.2
(11.8)
Average low °F (°C) 25.6
(−3.6)
28.1
(−2.2)
31.0
(−0.6)
35.9
(2.2)
41.6
(5.3)
47.3
(8.5)
53.2
(11.8)
52.0
(11.1)
46.7
(8.2)
38.3
(3.5)
30.2
(−1)
26.2
(−3.2)
38.0
(3.3)
Record low °F (°C) −6
(−21)
1
(−17)
9
(−13)
12
(−11)
15
(−9)
14
(−10)
32
(0)
32
(0)
24
(−4)
19
(−7)
10
(−12)
−1
(−18)
−6
(−21)
Precipitation inches (mm) 6.51
(165.4)
6.17
(156.7)
5.39
(136.9)
3.04
(77.2)
1.47
(37.3)
0.70
(17.8)
0.31
(7.9)
0.20
(5.1)
0.66
(16.8)
1.91
(48.5)
3.93
(99.8)
5.97
(151.6)
36.26
(921)
Snowfall inches (cm) 16.2
(41.1)
14.6
(37.1)
12.9
(32.8)
5.1
(13)
0.2
(0.5)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.2
(0.5)
3.6
(9.1)
12.5
(31.8)
65.3
(165.9)
Avg. precipitation days 9 9 10 7 5 3 1 1 2 4 6 8 65
Source: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?ca9855

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Yosemite Valley had a population of 1,035. The population density was 488.1 people per square mile (188.4/km²). The racial makeup of Yosemite Valley was 831 (80.3%) White, 28 (2.7%) African American, 31 (3.0%) Native American, 31 (3.0%) Asian, 7 (0.7%) Pacific Islander, 70 (6.8%) from other races, and 37 (3.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 123 persons (11.9%).

The Census reported that 511 people (49.4% of the population) lived in households, 524 (50.6%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 282 households, out of which 44 (15.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 74 (26.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 6 (2.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 6 (2.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 21 (7.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 3 (1.1%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 127 households (45.0%) were made up of individuals and 12 (4.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.81. There were 86 families (30.5% of all households); the average family size was 2.84.

The population was spread out with 81 people (7.8%) under the age of 18, 140 people (13.5%) aged 18 to 24, 413 people (39.9%) aged 25 to 44, 378 people (36.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 23 people (2.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.6 years. For every 100 females there were 148.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 157.1 males.

There were 323 housing units at an average density of 152.3 per square mile (58.8/km²), of which 2 (0.7%) were owner-occupied, and 280 (99.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 1.8%. 3 people (0.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 508 people (49.1%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 265 people, 104 households, and 50 families residing in the community. The population density was 125.6 people per square mile (48.5/km²). There were 123 housing units at an average density of 58.3 per square mile (22.5/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 87.92% White, 0.75% African American, 2.26% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 4.91% from other races, and 3.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.09% of the population.

There were 104 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.0% were non-families. 44.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the community the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 50.9% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 1.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 173.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 178.9 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $58,393, and the median income for a family was $61,750. Males had a median income of $48,542 versus $24,524 for females. The per capita income for the community was $28,414. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Yosemite Valley is located in the 14th Senate District, represented by Republican Tom Berryhill, and in the 25th Assembly District, represented by Republican Kristin Olsen. Federally, Yosemite Valley is located in California's 19th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +10[5] and is represented by Republican Jeff Denham.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2007-10-20.