Yosemite Valley, California

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Population in 2010: 1,035. Population change since 2000: +290.6%
Males: 775  (74.9%)
Females: 260  (25.1%)
Median resident age:  37.6 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 95389.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,254 (it was $58,393 in 2000)
Yosemite Valley:

$35,254
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,314 (it was $28,414 in 2000)

Yosemite Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Median gross rent in 2012: $223.

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  • White alone - 789 (76.2%)
  • Hispanic - 123 (11.9%)
  • Asian alone - 31 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 30 (2.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 27 (2.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Yosemite Valley: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (7.4%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 2.11 square miles.

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

Yosemite Valley,CA real estate house value index trend

Yosemite Valley, California map

For population 25 years and over in Yosemite Valley:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Yosemite Valley CDP:

  • Never married: 59.2%
  • Now married: 24.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

22 residents are foreign born

This place:  2.4%
California:  27.1%
Yosemite Valley satellite photo by USGS

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

Yosemite Valley household income distribution Yosemite Valley home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (54%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (31%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (2%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (65%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)

Work and jobs in Yosemite Valley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Yosemite Valley, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Yosemite Valley, California average temperatures Yosemite Valley, California average precipitation Yosemite Valley, California humidity Yosemite Valley, California wind speed Yosemite Valley, California snowfall Yosemite Valley, California sunshine Yosemite Valley, California clear and cloudy days

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 the city 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 Yosemite Valley 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 the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 220.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 211.8 miles away from Yosemite Valley 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 the city 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 (12).
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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 86.9. This is about average.

City:

86.9
U.S.:

74.2

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

City:

0.194
U.S.:

0.303

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.:

6.575

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 45.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

45.6
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.9%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 21.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Yosemite Valley compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Yosemite Valley travel time to work - commute Yosemite Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.34%
Here: 52.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents77.4%4.3%3.8%3.6%2.7%
Congregations20.0%10.0%10.0%5.0%5.0%
NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Assemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristOther
Adherents2.2%1.3%1.3%1.1%2.3%
Congregations5.0%5.0%5.0%15.0%20.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
Mariposa County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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:
This county:

14.2%
State:

17.9%

7.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,255 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Merced County, CA  0.66% ($25,952 average AGI)
from Madera County, CA  0.39% ($27,040)
from Stanislaus County, CA  0.39% ($38,400)


7.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
California average:

5.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Merced County, CA  0.75% ($39,208 average AGI)
to Madera County, CA  0.70% ($39,800)
to Stanislaus County, CA  0.61% ($43,641)

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 count: 18
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 24
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 22
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 55
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
California average:
  • Fatal accident count: 249
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 372
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 95
  • Fatalities: 267
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 653
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 51
See more detailed statistics of Yosemite Valley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

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  • #2 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
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  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with high-earning residents located near cities with low-earning residents"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest humidity differences during a year"
  • #32 (95389) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Celtic first ancestries"
  • #80 (95389) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab/Arabic first ancestries"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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