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Encyclopedia > Mariposa, California

Mariposa is an unincorporated community and census-designated place that serves as the county seat of Mariposa County, California. As of the 2000 census, the community had a total population of 1,373. Its name is Spanish for "butterfly", which were seen here in flocks by early explorers. An unincorporated community is one general term for a geographic area having a common social identity without benefit of municipal organization or official political designation (i. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Mariposa County is a county in California located in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Geography

Location of Mariposa, California

Mariposa is located at 37°29'15" North, 119°58'6" West (37.487379, -119.968460)1, at 2,000 feet in elevation. It lies in the rugged foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Mariposa Creek flows through the town. Adapted from Wikipedias CA county maps by Bumm13. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Sierra Nevada, meaning snowy range in Spanish, is the name of at least two mountain ranges: Sierra Nevada (Spain) in Andalusia, Spain Sierra Nevada (US) in California and Nevada, United States There are also two single mountains named Sierra Nevada in the Andes which are volcanoes. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 8.3 km² (3.2 mi²). 8.3 km² (3.2 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Mariposa County is home to much of Yosemite National Park, and a good deal of the local economy is related to the Park and to tourism. The county courthouse, constructed in 1856, is the oldest in continuous use in California. Tours are available. Yosemite National Park (pron. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The county lies at the southern end of the Mother Lode, and Europeans were attracted to Mariposa by gold. During the 19th century California Gold Rush, its streams were panned and deep mines worked the undergound veins. At one time John C. Frémont lived here and owned claims to much of the mineral wealth of Mariposa. He later was the first US Senator from the state, and the first Republican candidate for President. Mother Lode is a term associated with the mining of gold. ... Gold rush handbill The California Gold Rush was a period in American history marked by mass hysteria concerning a gold discovery in Northern California. ... John C. Frémont John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813–July 13, 1890), birth name John Charles Fremon [Harvey, p. ... Seal of the Senate The Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Seal of the President of the United States, official impression The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,373 people, 676 households, and 327 families residing in the community. The population density is 164.6/km² (426.4/mi²). There are 754 housing units at an average density of 90.4/km² (234.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the community is 86.82% White, 0.58% African American, 6.34% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.82% from other races, and 3.57% from two or more races. 5.83% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 676 households out of which 21.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.4% are married couples living together, 13.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 51.5% are non-families. 47.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 27.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.94 and the average family size is 2.77. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the community the population is spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 27.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.7 males.


The median income for a household in the community is $18,144, and the median income for a family is $27,344. Males have a median income of $26,771 versus $26,635 for females. The per capita income for the community is $22,436. 24.0% of the population and 28.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 34.5% of those under the age of 18 and 5.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

  • Photographic virtual tour of Mariposa. (http://www.Untraveledroad.com/USA/California/Mariposa/Mariposa.htm)
  • Maps and aerial photos (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=37.487379_N_-119.96846_E_type:city_region:US)
    • Street map from Mapquest  (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=37.487379&longitude=-119.96846&zoom=6), Google (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.487379,-119.96846&spn=0.11,0.18) or MSN (http://mappoint.msn.com/(ti0udp45ghls4wvosnhc2lnq)/map.aspx?L=USA&C=33.03428%2c-97.05977&A=43.00000&P=|13CA55|&TI=Flower+Mound%2c+Texas%2c+United+States)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=37.487379&lon=-119.96846&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100&datum=nad83)
    • Aerial photograph from Terraserver (http://terraservice.net/image.aspx?s=14&lon=-119.96846&lat=37.487379&w=2) or Google (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.487379,-119.96846&spn=0.11,0.18&t=k)

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Mariposa County Government (193 words)
Mariposa County, located in central California on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, has an area of approximately 931,200 acres of which 452,384 acres are publicly owned and occupied by Yosemite National Park, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests.
The climate of Mariposa County ranges from warm, dry summers and mild winters in the foothills to mild summers and snowy winters in the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada.
Business activity in Mariposa County is based on trade and service transactions that support a fluctuating tourist population, livestock, timber and mining operations and viticulture.
Mariposa County, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (553 words)
Mariposa County is a county in California located in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Thus, Mariposa County is known as the Mother of Counties.
Part of the county's territory was given to Tulare County in 1852, to Merced County in 1855, to Fresno County in 1856 and to Mono County in 1861.
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