Yuba County, California

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County of Yuba
County
MarysvilleEllisLake.jpgBokKaiTempleFar.JPG
Bullards Bar Dam.jpg
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Images, from top down, left to right: Ellis Lake in Marysville, Bok Kai Temple, New Bullards Bar Dam, Beale Air Force Base's main gate
Official seal of County of Yuba
Seal
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
RegionSacramento Valley
Metro areaGreater Sacramento
IncorporatedFebruary 18, 1850[1]
County seatMarysville
Area
 • Total1,667.3 km2 (643.73 sq mi)
 • Land1,633.5 km2 (630.69 sq mi)
 • Water33.8 km2 (13.04 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total72,155
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zonePacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Websitewww.co.yuba.ca.us
 
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County of Yuba
County
MarysvilleEllisLake.jpgBokKaiTempleFar.JPG
Bullards Bar Dam.jpg
Beale-afb-main-gate-sign.jpg
Images, from top down, left to right: Ellis Lake in Marysville, Bok Kai Temple, New Bullards Bar Dam, Beale Air Force Base's main gate
Official seal of County of Yuba
Seal
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
RegionSacramento Valley
Metro areaGreater Sacramento
IncorporatedFebruary 18, 1850[1]
County seatMarysville
Area
 • Total1,667.3 km2 (643.73 sq mi)
 • Land1,633.5 km2 (630.69 sq mi)
 • Water33.8 km2 (13.04 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total72,155
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zonePacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Websitewww.co.yuba.ca.us

Yuba County is a county located in the U.S. state of California's Central Valley, north of Sacramento, along the Feather River. As of the 2010 census, its population was 72,155. The county seat is Marysville. Yuba County is part of the Greater Sacramento area. Yuba City, despite its name, is located in Sutter County, not Yuba County, which some people think that Yuba City should be in Yuba County, same with Nevada County, California (thinking it should be in Nevada State).

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 2000 census, the county has a total area of 643.73 square miles (1,667.3 km2), of which 630.69 square miles (1,633.5 km2) (or 97.97%) is land and 13.04 square miles (33.8 km2) (or 2.03%) is water.[2] 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.[3]

Incorporated cities[edit]

Census-designated places (CDPs)[edit]

Other unincorporated communities[edit]

These are additional placenames in Yuba county. Some of these are viable communities, others are historic places that are now just a spot off the highway. Some of these are in the mountains, others in the valley. Many are old mining communities which have long since disappeared. Some of these locations have been integrated into larger, adjacent communities as the current rate of growth does not favor the small detached locale.

Adjacent counties[edit]

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.[4]

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
YearGOPDEMOthers
201257.2% 11,27539.1% 7,7113.7% 714
200856.2% 12,00741.5% 8,8662.3% 492
200467.0% 12,07631.6% 5,6871.5% 261
200061.0% 9,83828.7% 2,4984.6% 743
199651.5% 7,97137.4% 5,78911.1% 710
199243.4% 7,33334.2% 5,78522.4% 3,777
198861.4% 8,93737.4% 5,4441.3% 182
198463.5% 9,78034.7% 5,3391.8% 278
198056.3% 7,94234.7% 4,8969.0% 1,273
197644.7% 5,49652.5% 6,4512.8% 338
197257.0% 6,62338.1% 4,4354.9% 572
196848.2% 5,37140.0% 4,46111.8% 1,318
196442.3% 4,96457.6% 6,7660.1% 9
196051.7% 5,29347.7% 4,8820.6% 58
195655.8% 4,78243.9% 3,7670.3% 27
195260.4% 5,84038.9% 3,7620.7% 63
194846.9% 3,40349.7% 3,6082.5% 252
194442.1% 2,37957.6% 3,2540.2% 13
194034.2% 2,47164.6% 4,6601.2% 86
193624.0% 1,33274.2% 4,1251.9% 104
193226.2% 1,17669.8% 3,1384.0% 179
192850.0% 2,02249.2% 1,9900.7% 30
192445.9% 1,73511.3% 42642.9% 1,621
192070.7% 2,01224.5% 6964.9% 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.[9]

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 Infrastructure[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.

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.[10]

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%).[17]

2000[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18509,673
186013,66841.3%
187010,851−20.6%
188011,2844.0%
18909,636−14.6%
19008,620−10.5%
191010,04216.5%
192010,3753.3%
193011,3319.2%
194017,03450.3%
195024,42043.4%
196033,85938.7%
197044,73632.1%
198049,73311.2%
199058,22817.1%
200060,2193.4%
201072,15519.8%
Est. 201272,9261.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[18]
2012 Estimate[19]

As of the census[20] 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.

Media[edit]

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

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. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  3. ^ Caroline M. Olney. 1902
  4. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2009. Yellow Mariposa Lily: Calochortus luteus, GlobalTwitcher.com, ed. N. Stromberg
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B02001. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2013-10-26.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "California's 3rd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ "California State - Expulsion, Suspension, and Truancy Information for 2009-10". Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  11. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B03003. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2013-10-26.
  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.
  13. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19013. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  14. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19113. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  15. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  16. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B01003. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  17. ^ "2010 Census P.L. 94-171 Summary File Data". United States Census Bureau. 
  18. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  20. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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