Yosemite Valley, California

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Population in 2010: 1,035.
Population change since 2000: +290.6%
Males: 685  (66.2%)
Females: 350  (33.8%)
Median resident age:

42.2 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95389.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $92,636 (it was $58,393 in 2000)
Yosemite Valley:

$92,636
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,828 (it was $28,414 in 2000)

Yosemite Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Median gross rent in 2017: $188.

March 2019 cost of living index in Yosemite Valley: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.7%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Yosemite Valley, CA (2010)
    • 78976.2%White alone
    • 12311.9%Hispanic
    • 313.0%Asian alone
    • 302.9%Two or more races
    • 282.7%American Indian alone
    • 272.6%Black alone
    • 70.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Yosemite Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Irish (9.1%), European (6.3%), German (5.1%), Canadian (3.9%), English (3.6%), Russian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 2.11 square miles.

Population density: 490 people per square mile   (low).

Yosemite Valley, California map

204 residents are foreign born (7.1% Latin America, 2.5% Europe).

This place:

20.2%
California:

27.0%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Merced, CA (58.0 miles , pop. 63,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fresno, CA (67.6 miles , pop. 427,652).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (261.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Yosemite, CA (2.5 miles ),
El Portal, CA (3.5 miles ),
Wawona, CA (3.9 miles),
Fish Camp, CA (4.3 miles),
Midpines, CA (4.8 miles ),
Nipinnawasee, CA (5.0 miles ),
Bootjack, CA (5.1 miles ),
Buck Meadows, CA (5.2 miles)

Latitude: 37.74 N, Longitude: 119.58 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 209

Distribution of median household income in Yosemite Valley, CA in 2017
Yosemite Valley satellite photo by USGS

Yosemite Valley tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.9%
California:

4.6%

Average climate in Yosemite Valley, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 114. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

114
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.194. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.194
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 0.882. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.882
U.S.:

5.558
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 45.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

45.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 33.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.9. This is significantly worse than average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

20.9
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Yosemite Valley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 829% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 187.8 miles away from Yosemite Valley center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 192.4 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from Yosemite Valley center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 220.8 miles away from Yosemite Valley center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 211.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 128.2 miles away from Yosemite Valley center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mariposa County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Yosemite Valley topographic map

Amtrak stations near Yosemite Valley:

  • 1 miles: YOSEMITE NAT. PARK (YOSEMITE, YOSEMITE LODGE) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, full-service food facilities, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: EL PORTAL (YOSEMITE VIEW MOTEL, AT PARKLINE HWY 140) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Yosemite Valley:

  • University of California-Merced (about 54 miles; Merced, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,981)
  • Merced College (about 57 miles; Merced, CA; FT enrollment: 6,973)
  • University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus (about 63 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,109)
  • Institute of Technology Inc (about 64 miles; Clovis, CA; FT enrollment: 2,483)
  • Heald College-Fresno (about 65 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • California State University-Fresno (about 65 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 18,993)
  • Fresno City College (about 69 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 12,994)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Yosemite Valley: Group Camp (A), Housekeeping Camp (B), Lower Pines Campground (C), Lower River Campground (D), North Pines Campground (E), Upper Pines Campground (F), Upper River Campground (G), Yosemite Lodge (H), Delaware North Company Fire Department Yosemite (I), The Ahwahnee (J), Rangers' Club (K), Leconte Memorial Lodge (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Tenaya Creek (A), Royal Arch Creek (B), Indian Canyon Creek (C), Yosemite Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Yosemite Valley: Camp Curry Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Mariposa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

1.8 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

30.5%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.5%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
524 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
55 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Yosemite Valley:

Marital status in Yosemite Valley, CA
  • Never married: 52.9%
  • Now married: 27.7%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

For population 25 years and over in Yosemite Valley:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Yosemite Valley
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Yosemite Valley, CA (based on Mariposa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,6713
Evangelical Protestant2,04820
Mainline Protestant5783
Other4315
None10,523-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Mariposa County:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Mariposa County:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Mariposa County:

23.2%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.2%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.6%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.5%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Yosemite Valley:

28.9
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.7%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Yosemite Valley:

8.3%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Yosemite Valley:

6.7
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Yosemite Valley:

31.7%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Yosemite Valley:

57.9%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Yosemite Valley:

81.8%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Yosemite Valley, CA Residents

7.95% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.95%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Merced County, CA  0.80% ($60,490 average AGI)
from Stanislaus County, CA  0.66% ($55,357)
from Madera County, CA  0.56% ($37,167)


8.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,349 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.56%
California average:

5.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Merced County, CA  0.75% ($39,854 average AGI)
to Stanislaus County, CA  0.54% ($56,686)
to Madera County, CA  0.53% ($41,147)

Strongest AM radio stations in Yosemite Valley:

  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KTNS (1060 AM; 5 kW; OAKHURST, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA SIERRA CORPORATION)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOOR (790 AM; 10 kW; CLOVIS, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Yosemite Valley:

  • K221DK (92.1 FM; YOSEMITE VILLAGE, ET, CA; Owner: YOSEMITE CONCESSION SERVICES CORP.)
  • K228DE (93.5 FM; YOSEMITE VILLAGE, CA; Owner: YOSEMITE CONCESSION SERVICES CORP.)
  • K232CQ (94.3 FM; YOSEMITE VILLAGE, ET, CA; Owner: YOSEMITE CONCESSION SERVICES CORP.)
  • K240CE (95.9 FM; YOSEMITE VILLAGE, ET, CA; Owner: YOSEMITE CONCESSION SERVICES CORP.)
  • KMMT (106.5 FM; MAMMOTH LAKES, CA; Owner: MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN FM ASSOCIATES,INC.)
  • KEFR (89.9 FM; LE GRAND, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KCIV (99.9 FM; MOUNT BULLION, CA; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUBB (96.3 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF MONTEREY INC)
  • KDJK (103.9 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMPO (88.7 FM; MODESTO, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KAAT (103.1 FM; OAKHURST, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA SIERRA CORPORATION)
  • K214CT (90.7 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAMB (101.5 FM; MERCED, CA; Owner: CENTRAL VALLEY BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • KWTM (90.9 FM; JUNE LAKE, CA; Owner: LIVING PROOF, INC.)
  • KSVL (92.3 FM; SMITH, NV; Owner: DONEGAL ENTERPRISES)
  • KFNO (90.3 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLBN (105.1 FM; AUBERRY, CA; Owner: LOTUS COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KOQO-FM (101.9 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KRNC (105.9 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSKS (93.7 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Yosemite Valley:

  • K03DR (Channel 3; YOSEMITE VILLAGE, CA; Owner: YOSEMITE CONCESSION SERVICES CORP.)
  • K07DN (Channel 7; YOSEMITE VILLAGE, CA; Owner: YOSEMITE CONCESSION SERVICES CORP.)
  • K06HD (Channel 6; YOSEMITE VILLAGE, CA; Owner: YOSEMITE CONCESSION SERVICES CORP.)
  • K10IK (Channel 10; YOSEMITE VILLAGE, CA; Owner: YOSEMITE CONCESSION SERVICES CORP.)
  • K13DO (Channel 13; YOSEMITE VILLAGE, CA; Owner: YOSEMITE CONCESSION SERVICES CORP.)
  • Yosemite Valley, California
  • Fatal accident count23
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents30
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:8
  • Fatalities27
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents71
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • California average
  • Fatal accident count58320
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents88196
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons23033
  • Fatalities64887
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents163071
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents9825
See more detailed statistics of Yosemite Valley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 21.9mTotal length
  • $1,039,000Total costs
  • 5,530Total average daily traffic
  • 54Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,216Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Yosemite Valley, CA
  • 47.1%Electricity
  • 26.0%Utility gas
  • 21.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Yosemite Valley compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Yosemite Valley on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories (population 1,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Russia (population 500+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #11 (95389) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 1,000+)"
  • #62 (95389) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #78 (95389) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #95 (95389) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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