Yuba County, California

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County of Yuba
County
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Official seal of County of Yuba
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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 Greater Sacramento
Incorporated February 18, 1850[1]
County seat Marysville
Area
 • Total 1,670 km2 (644 sq mi)
 • Land 1,640 km2 (632 sq mi)
 • Water 30 km2 (12 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 72,155
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Website www.co.yuba.ca.us

Yuba County is a county located in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 72,155.[2] The county seat is Marysville.[3]

Yuba County is included in the Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Sacramento-Roseville, CA Combined Statistical Area. The county is located in California's Central Valley along the Feather River.

History[edit]

Yuba County was one of the original counties of California, formed in 1850 at the time of statehood. Parts of the county's territory were given to Placer County in 1851, to Nevada County in 1851 and to Sierra County in 1852.

The county was named after the Yuba River by Captain John Sutter for the Native American village Yubu, Yupu or Juba near the confluence of the Yuba and Feather rivers. General Mariano Vallejo stated that the river was named Uba by an exploring expedition in 1824 because of the quantities of wild grapes (uvas silvestres in Spanish) which they found growing on its banks.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 644 square miles (1,670 km2), of which 632 square miles (1,640 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (1.9%) is water.[4] It is the fifth-smallest county in California by total area. The county lies along the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, the steep slopes making it prime territory for the siting of hydroelectric power plants.

A portion of the county, where Marysville (the county seat) and most of the population lives, is west of the mountains on the valley floor. There is a great deal of agriculture business in this part of the county, especially fruit orchards, rice fields, and cattle grazing.[5]

Ecology[edit]

National protected areas within Yuba County include portions of the Plumas National Forest and the Tahoe National Forest. In addition to these identified protected areas the county has extensive natural areas consisting of forestation, grassland, riparian area, grassland and other habitats. The county exhibits a considerable diversity of flowering plant species, among which is the Yellow Mariposa Lily, Calochortus luteus.[6]

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]

Politics[edit]

Voter registration statistics[edit]

Cities by population and voter registration[edit]

Overview[edit]

Yuba County vote
by party in presidential elections
Year GOP DEM Others
2012 57.2% 11,275 39.1% 7,711 3.7% 714
2008 56.2% 12,007 41.5% 8,866 2.3% 492
2004 67.0% 12,076 31.6% 5,687 1.5% 261
2000 61.0% 9,838 28.7% 2,498 4.6% 743
1996 51.5% 7,971 37.4% 5,789 11.1% 710
1992 43.4% 7,333 34.2% 5,785 22.4% 3,777
1988 61.4% 8,937 37.4% 5,444 1.3% 182
1984 63.5% 9,780 34.7% 5,339 1.8% 278
1980 56.3% 7,942 34.7% 4,896 9.0% 1,273
1976 44.7% 5,496 52.5% 6,451 2.8% 338
1972 57.0% 6,623 38.1% 4,435 4.9% 572
1968 48.2% 5,371 40.0% 4,461 11.8% 1,318
1964 42.3% 4,964 57.6% 6,766 0.1% 9
1960 51.7% 5,293 47.7% 4,882 0.6% 58
1956 55.8% 4,782 43.9% 3,767 0.3% 27
1952 60.4% 5,840 38.9% 3,762 0.7% 63
1948 46.9% 3,403 49.7% 3,608 2.5% 252
1944 42.1% 2,379 57.6% 3,254 0.2% 13
1940 34.2% 2,471 64.6% 4,660 1.2% 86
1936 24.0% 1,332 74.2% 4,125 1.9% 104
1932 26.2% 1,176 69.8% 3,138 4.0% 179
1928 50.0% 2,022 49.2% 1,990 0.7% 30
1924 45.9% 1,735 11.3% 426 42.9% 1,621
1920 70.7% 2,012 24.5% 696 4.9% 138

Yuba is a strongly Republican county in Presidential and congressional elections. The last Democrat to win a majority in the county was Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Yuba County is in California's 3rd congressional district, represented by Democrat John Garamendi.[11]

In the state legislature Yuba 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. Interestingly, while this county is strongly Republican, it receives among the highest levels of federal government direct assistance at $8,788 per resident. And 30.5 percent of all income in this county coming from the federal government makes it one of the largest beneficiaries of financial aid in the country.

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Public transportation[edit]

Yuba Sutter Transit operates local bus service, as well as commuter runs to Downtown Sacramento. Greyhound buses stop in Marysville.

Airports[edit]

Yuba County Airport is located three miles (5 km) south of Marysville. It is a general aviation airport.

Brownsville Aero Pines Airport is located off La Porte Rd in Brownsville.

Demographics[edit]

2011[edit]

Places by population, race, and income[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census reported that Yuba County had a population of 72,155. The racial makeup of Yuba County was 49,332 (68.4%) White, 2,361 (3.3%) African American, 1,675 (2.3%) Native American, 4,862 (6.7%) Asian, 293 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 8,545 (11.8%) from other races, and 5,087 (7.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18,051 persons (25.0%).[18]

2000[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 9,673
1860 13,668 41.3%
1870 10,851 −20.6%
1880 11,284 4.0%
1890 9,636 −14.6%
1900 8,620 −10.5%
1910 10,042 16.5%
1920 10,375 3.3%
1930 11,331 9.2%
1940 17,034 50.3%
1950 24,420 43.4%
1960 33,859 38.7%
1970 44,736 32.1%
1980 49,733 11.2%
1990 58,228 17.1%
2000 60,219 3.4%
2010 72,155 19.8%
Est. 2013 73,340 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[19]
1790-1960[20] 1900-1990[21]
1990-2000[22] 2010-2013[2]

As of the census[23] of 2000, there were 60,219 people, 20,535 households, and 14,805 families residing in the county. The population density was 96 people per square mile (37/km²). There were 22,636 housing units at an average density of 36 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 70.6% White, 3.2% Black or African American, 2.6% Native American, 7.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 10.0% from other races, and 5.9% from two or more races. 17.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 11.2% were of German, 10.4% American, 7.6% Irish and 7.5% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 78.8% spoke English, 13.2% Spanish and 4.7% Hmong as their first language.

There were 20,535 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% 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 3.34.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,460, and the median income for a family was $34,103. Males had a median income of $27,845 versus $21,301 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,124. About 16.3% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Higher education is available at the county's Junior College, Yuba Community College. The county also has a Yuba County Library system with one branch in Marysville.

Yuba County schools have a 66.4% suspension rate with 9256 students receiving suspensions out of 13928 students enrolled in Yuba County schools.[24]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost towns[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Only larceny-theft cases involving property over $400 in value are reported as property crimes.
  2. ^ a b Percentage of registered voters with respect to total population. Percentages of party members with respect to registered voters follow.
  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]

  1. ^ "Chronology". California Counties. California State Association of Counties. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
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  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Caroline M. Olney. 1902
  6. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2009. Yellow Mariposa Lily: Calochortus luteus, GlobalTwitcher.com, ed. N. Stromberg
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  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "California's 3rd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
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  13. ^ 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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  24. ^ "California State - Expulsion, Suspension, and Truancy Information for 2009-10". Retrieved June 25, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 39°16′N 121°21′W / 39.27°N 121.35°W / 39.27; -121.35