Yolo County, California

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Yolo County, California
County of Yolo
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Images, from top down, left to right: The former Yolo County Courthouse in Woodland, The Ziggurat in West Sacramento, Mondavi Center on the UC Davis campus, Downtown Winters, Canada Geese at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
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Yolo County, California
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Location in the state of California
Coordinates: 38°33′14″N121°44′17″W / 38.55389°N 121.73806°W / 38.55389; -121.73806 Coordinates: 38°33′14″N121°44′17″W / 38.55389°N 121.73806°W / 38.55389; -121.73806
Country United States
State California
Region Sacramento Valley
CSA Greater Sacramento
Incorporated February 18, 1850 [1]
County seat Woodland
Largest city Davis (population)
West Sacramento (area)
Area
  Total1,024 sq mi (2,650 km2)
  Land1,015 sq mi (2,630 km2)
  Water8.9 sq mi (23 km2)
Highest elevation
[2]
3,123 ft (952 m)
Population
  Total200,849
  Estimate 
(2019) [4]
220,500
  Density200/sq mi (76/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific Time Zone)
  Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Area codes 530, 916, 279
FIPS code06-113
GNIS feature ID 277321
Website www.yolocounty.org

Yolo County (Wintun: Yo-loy), officially the County of Yolo, is a county located in the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 200,849. [5] Its county seat is Woodland. [6]

Contents

Yolo County is included in the Greater Sacramento metropolitan area and is located in the Sacramento Valley.

The majority of Yolo County remains a relatively rural agricultural region.

Etymology

In the original act of 1850 the name was spelled "Yola." Yolo is a Patwin Native American name variously believed to be a corruption of a tribal name Yo-loy meaning "a place abounding in rushes", the village of Yodoi, believed to be in the vicinity of Knights Landing, California, or the name of the chief of said village, Yodo. [7] [8]

History

Yolo County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood.

Government

The county is governed by a board of five district supervisors as well as the governments of its four incorporated cities: Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, and Woodland.

Geography

Aerial view of Watts Woodland Airport and surrounding area Aerial view of Watts-Woodland Airport and surrounding area.jpg
Aerial view of Watts Woodland Airport and surrounding area

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,024 square miles (2,650 km2), of which 1,015 square miles (2,630 km2) is land and 8.9 square miles (23 km2) (0.9%) is water. [9] [10]

Adjacent counties

Transportation

Major highways

County roads

Addressing in Yolo County is based on a system of numbered county roads. The numbering system works in the following way:

  1. North–South roads have numbers from 41 to 117 and increase from west to east.
  2. East–West roads have numbers from 1 to 38A, and then from 151 to 161, and increase from north to south.

Each integer road number is generally one mile (1.6 km) apart, with letters occasionally designating roads less than one mile (1.6 km) apart. County roads entering urban areas generally become named roads once they cross a city boundary. Some examples include County Road 101 in Woodland being renamed Pioneer Ave. and County Road 102 (also known as County Route E8) in Davis being named Pole Line Road.

Public transportation

Airports

Port

The Port of Sacramento, now known as the Port of West Sacramento, is an inland port in West Sacramento, California, in the Sacramento metropolitan area. It is 79 nautical miles (146 km) northeast of San Francisco, and is centered in the California Central Valley, one of the richest agricultural regions in the world.

Crime

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

Politics

Yolo is a strongly Democratic county in presidential and congressional elections. The last Republican presidential candidate to win a majority in the county was Dwight Eisenhower in 1952, which is the longest Republican drought for any California county.[ citation needed ] In fact, since 1932, Eisenhower's win in 1952 was the only time the county was carried by the Republican presidential nominee.

Presidential elections results
Yolo County vote
by party in presidential elections
[16]
Year GOP DEM Others
2020 28.1% 27,29269.5%67,5982.5% 2,404
2016 25.3% 20,73966.7%54,7528.0% 6,599
2012 31.3% 23,36865.2%48,7153.5% 2,588
2008 30.8% 24,59267.1%53,4882.1% 1,669
2004 38.8% 28,00559.3%42,8851.9% 1,379
2000 37.5% 23,05754.9%33,7477.5% 4,632
1996 32.4% 18,80756.9%33,03310.7% 6,239
1992 28.2% 17,57453.3%33,29718.5% 11,565
1988 41.9% 22,35857.0%30,4291.1% 585
1984 47.8% 24,32950.9%25,8791.3% 645
1980 39.5% 19,60343.3%21,52717.2% 8,560
1976 42.4% 18,37654.3%23,5333.3% 1,408
1972 42.0% 17,96955.4%23,6942.5% 1,075
1968 38.4% 11,12354.7%15,8336.9% 2,004
1964 30.4% 7,97669.5%18,2660.1% 32
1960 44.7% 10,10454.9%12,3950.4% 90
1956 48.0% 9,34751.7%10,0750.3% 57
1952 53.2%9,37546.0% 8,1190.8% 139
1948 43.8% 5,56052.5%6,6553.7% 469
1944 41.8% 4,23357.7%5,8370.5% 46
1940 40.3% 4,37358.8%6,3800.9% 101
1936 29.8% 2,59468.9%5,9921.2% 106
1932 29.5% 2,51567.8%5,7802.7% 234
1928 57.0%3,54542.4% 2,6410.6% 38
1924 45.4%2,47014.6% 79740.0% 2,180
1920 62.0%3,37532.8% 1,7875.3% 286
1916 42.4% 2,33453.1%2,9224.5% 245
1912 33.4% 1,33256.1%2,23910.6% 423
1908 49.0%1,70744.6% 1,5536.4% 223
1904 51.9%1,70239.7% 1,3018.5% 278
1900 45.8% 1,51051.2%1,6873.0% 99
1896 44.8% 1,48552.9%1,7532.2% 74
1892 40.8% 1,37250.7%1,7078.5% 285
1888 44.7% 1,35052.3%1,5803.1% 93
1884 48.7% 1,41249.1%1,4212.2% 64
1880 47.4% 1,25651.8%1,3740.8% 21

Yolo County has been somewhat more likely to elect Republican governors since then (Ronald Reagan carried the county in 1966, George Deukmejian in 1986, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003 and 2006).

In the United States House of Representatives, Yolo County is split between California's 3rd and 6th congressional districts, [17] represented by John Garamendi ( D Walnut Grove ) [18] and Doris Matsui ( D Sacramento ), [19] respectively.

In the California State Senate, the county is split between the 3rd and 6th Senate districts, [20] represented by Bill Dodd and Richard Pan, respectively.

In the California State Assembly, the county is split between the 4th and 7th Assembly districts, [21] represented by Cecilia Aguiar-Curry and Kevin McCarty, respectively.

In June 1978, Yolo was one of only three counties in the entire state to reject Proposition 13 (the others being San Francisco and Kern).[ citation needed ]

In November 2008, Yolo was one of just three counties in California's interior in which voters rejected Proposition 8 to ban gay marriage. Yolo voters rejected Proposition 8 by a vote of 58.65 percent to 41.35 percent. The other interior counties in which Proposition 8 failed to receive a majority of votes were Alpine County and Mono County. [22]

Cities by population and voter registration

Demographics

2011

Places by population, race, and income

2010

The 2010 United States Census reported that Yolo County had a population of 200,849. The ethnic makeup of Yolo County was 126,883 (63.2%) White, 5,208 (2.6%) African American, 2,214 (1.1%) Native American, 26,052 (13.0%) Asian, 910 (0.5%) Pacific Islander, 27,882 (13.9%) from other races, and 11,700 (5.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 60,953 persons (30.3%). [30]

2000

Historical population
CensusPop.
1850 1,086
1860 4,716334.3%
1870 9,899109.9%
1880 11,77218.9%
1890 12,6847.7%
1900 13,6187.4%
1910 13,9262.3%
1920 17,10522.8%
1930 23,64438.2%
1940 27,24315.2%
1950 40,64049.2%
1960 65,72761.7%
1970 91,78839.7%
1980 113,37423.5%
1990 141,09224.4%
2000 168,66019.5%
2010 200,84919.1%
2019 (est.)220,500 [4] 9.8%
U.S. Decennial Census [31]
1790-1960 [32] 1900-1990 [33]
1990-2000 [34] 20102015 [3]

As of the census [35] of 2000, there were 168,660 people, 59,375 households, and 37,465 families residing in the county. The population density was 166 people per square mile (64/km2). There were 61,587 housing units at an average density of 61 per square mile (23/km2). The ethnic makeup of the county was 67.7% White, 2.0% Black or African American, 1.2% Native American, 9.9% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 13.8% from other races, and 5.2% from two or more races. 25.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 10.0% were of German, 6.6% English and 6.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 68.5% spoke English, 19.5% Spanish, 2.1% Chinese or Mandarin and 1.8% Russian as their first language.

There were 59,375 households, out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 25.2% under the age of 18, 18.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,769, and the median income for a family was $51,623. Males had a median income of $38,022 versus $30,687 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,365. About 9.5% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public schools

The county's public schools are managed by the Yolo County Office of Education.

Colleges and universities

Communities

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Water tower at University of California, Davis

Cities

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Yolo County. [36]

county seat

RankCity/town/etc.Municipal typePopulation (2010 Census)
1 Davis City65,622
2 Woodland City55,468
3 West Sacramento City48,744
4 Winters City6,624
5 University of California Davis CDP5,786
6 Esparto CDP3,108
7 Monument Hills CDP1,542
8 Dunnigan CDP1,416
9 Knights Landing CDP995
10 Madison CDP503
11 Yolo CDP450
12 Clarksburg CDP418
13 Guinda CDP254
14 Rumsey Indian Rancheria [37] AIAN 77

See also

Notes

  1. Only larceny-theft cases involving property over $400 in value are reported as property crimes.
  2. 1 2 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

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