Yuba County, California

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Yuba County, California
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Location in the state of California
Country United States
State California
County Yuba County
CSA Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Yuba City
Incorporated February 18, 1850 [1]
Named for Yuba River
County seat Marysville
Largest community Linda (population)
Loma Rica (area)
Marysville (incorporated)
Government
  Type Council–Administrator
  Chair [2] Randy Fletcher
  Vice Chair [2] Andy Vasquez
  Board of Supervisors
Supervisors [2]
  • Andy Vasquez Jr.
  • Don Blaser
  • Seth Fuhrer
  • Gary Bradford
  • Jon Messick
  County AdministratorKevin Mallen
Area
  Total644 sq mi (1,670 km2)
  Land632 sq mi (1,640 km2)
  Water12 sq mi (30 km2)
Highest elevation
[3]
4,828 ft (1,472 m)
Population
 (2020)
  Total81,575
  Density130/sq mi (49/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific Time Zone)
  Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Congressional districts 1st, 3rd
Website www.co.yuba.ca.us

Yuba County ( /ˈjbə/ ; Maidu: Yubu) [4] [5] is a county located in north-central Central Valley, California, United States. As of the 2020 U.S. Census, its population was 81,575. [6] Yuba County is included in the Yuba City metropolitan statistical area, which is also included in the SacramentoRoseville combined statistical area. The county is in the Central Valley region along the Feather River; the county seat is Marysville. [7]

Contents

History

Yuba County was one of California's original counties, 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 Maidu village Yubu, Yupu, or Juba near the confluence of the Yuba and Feather Rivers. General Mariano Vallejo said the river was named Uba by an exploring expedition in 1824 because of the quantities of wild grapes (uvas silvestres in Spanish) that they found growing on its banks.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 644 square miles (1,670 km2), of which 12 square miles (31 km2) (1.9%) are covered by water. [8] It is California's fifth-smallest county by area. 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.

Part of the county, where Marysville (the county seat) and most of the population lives, is west of the mountains on the valley floor; a great deal of agricultural business occurs in this part of the county, especially fruit orchards, rice fields, and cattle ranching. [9]

Ecology

Yuba is the most biodiverse county in the contiguous United States, with a documented 1,968 native vascular plant species per 10,000 square kilometres (3,860 sq mi), [10] and 2,772 total species verifiably observed. [11] Flowering plant species include the yellow mariposa lily ( Calochortus luteus ). [12]

National protected areas in Yuba County include parts of the Plumas National Forest and the Tahoe National Forest. The county also has natural areas consisting of forests, grasslands, riparian areas, and meadows.[ citation needed ]

Adjacent counties

Crime

This 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

Voter registration statistics

Cities by population and voter registration

Overview

Yuba is a strongly Republican county in presidential and congressional elections. The last Democratic presidential nominee to win a majority in the county was Jimmy Carter in 1976.

United States presidential election results for Yuba County, California [17]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.%No.%No.%
2020 17,67659.32%11,23037.69%8902.99%
2016 13,17057.27%7,91034.39%1,9188.34%
2012 11,27557.06%7,71139.02%7753.92%
2008 12,00756.10%8,86641.43%5282.47%
2004 12,07667.00%5,68731.55%2611.45%
2000 9,83861.00%5,54634.39%7434.61%
1996 7,97151.53%5,78937.42%1,71011.05%
1992 7,33343.40%5,78534.24%3,77722.36%
1988 8,93761.37%5,44437.38%1821.25%
1984 9,78063.52%5,33934.68%2781.81%
1980 7,94256.28%4,89634.70%1,2739.02%
1976 5,49644.74%6,45152.51%3382.75%
1972 6,62356.95%4,43538.13%5724.92%
1968 5,37148.17%4,46140.01%1,31811.82%
1964 4,96442.29%6,76657.64%90.08%
1960 5,29351.72%4,88247.71%580.57%
1956 4,78255.76%3,76743.92%270.31%
1952 5,84060.42%3,76238.92%630.65%
1948 3,40346.85%3,60849.68%2523.47%
1944 2,37942.14%3,25457.63%130.23%
1940 2,47134.24%4,66064.57%861.19%
1936 1,33223.95%4,12574.18%1041.87%
1932 1,17626.17%3,13869.84%1793.98%
1928 2,02250.02%1,99049.23%300.74%
1924 1,73545.88%42611.26%1,62142.86%
1920 2,01270.70%69624.46%1384.85%
1916 1,53042.10%1,98054.49%1243.41%
1912 170.65%1,24247.57%1,35251.78%
1908 1,27055.24%90239.23%1275.52%
1904 1,23563.37%63332.48%814.16%
1900 1,17954.08%97144.54%301.38%
1896 1,20453.82%99144.30%421.88%
1892 1,07945.41%1,19850.42%994.17%
1888 1,13046.37%1,17048.01%1375.62%
1884 1,21452.55%1,04745.32%492.12%
1880 1,16549.43%1,18550.28%70.30%

In the United States House of Representatives, Yuba County is split between California's 1st congressional district , represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa, and California's 3rd congressional district , represented by Republican Kevin Kiley.

In the California State Legislature, the county is in the 4th Senate District , represented by Democrat Marie Alvarado-Gil, [18] and the 3rd Assembly District , represented by Republican James Gallagher.

Transportation

Major highways

Public transportation

Yuba Sutter Transit operates local bus service, as well as commuter runs to downtown Sacramento. Greyhound buses stop in Marysville.

Airports

Yuba County Airport is 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Marysville. It is a general-aviation airport.

Brownsville Aero Pines Airport is off La Porte Rd in Brownsville.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1850 9,673
1860 13,66841.3%
1870 10,851−20.6%
1880 11,2844.0%
1890 9,636−14.6%
1900 8,620−10.5%
1910 10,04216.5%
1920 10,3753.3%
1930 11,3319.2%
1940 17,03450.3%
1950 24,42043.4%
1960 33,85938.7%
1970 44,73632.1%
1980 49,73311.2%
1990 58,22817.1%
2000 60,2193.4%
2010 72,15519.8%
2020 81,57513.1%
2023 (est.)85,722 [19] 5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census [20]
1790–1960 [21] 1900–1990 [22]
1990–2000 [23] 2010 [24] 2020 [25]

2020 census

Yuba County, California - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / EthnicityPop 2010 [24] Pop 2020 [25] % 2010% 2020
White alone (NH)42,41641,75058.78%51.18%
Black or African American alone (NH)2,1222,8312.94%3.47%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)1,2601,0341.75%1.27%
Asian alone (NH)4,7105,5836.53%6.84%
Pacific Islander alone (NH)2703720.37%0.46%
Some other race alone (NH)1024590.14%0.56%
Mixed/multiracial (NH)3,2246,0264.47%7.39%
Hispanic or Latino (any race)18,05123,52025.02%28.83%
Total72,15581,575100.00%100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2011

Places by population, race, and income

2010

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. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 18,051 persons (25.0%). [32]

2000

As of the census [33] of 2000, 60,219 people, 20,535 households, and 14,805 families resided in the county. The population density was 96 inhabitants per square mile (37/km2). The 22,636 housing units had an average density of 36 per square mile (14/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 70.6% White, 3.2% 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. About 17.4% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race. Ancestry distribution was 11.2% German, 10.4% American, 7.6% Irish, and 7.5% English according to Census 2000; 78.8% spoke English, 13.2% Spanish, and 4.7% Hmong as their first language.

Of the 20,535 households, 38.1% had children under living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were not families. About 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.87, and the average family size was 3.34.

In the county, the age distribution was 31.0% under 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 or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,460, and 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.

Education

Higher education is available at Yuba Community College. The county also has a Yuba County Library system with one branch in Marysville.

Yuba County schools have a 16% suspension rate, with 2,257 students receiving suspensions out of 14,027 students enrolled in Yuba County schools. [34]

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Yuba County. [35]

RankCity/Town/etc.Municipal typePopulation (2010 Census)
1 Linda CDP17,773
2 Olivehurst CDP13,656
3 Marysville (county seat)City12,072
4 Plumas Lake CDP5,853
5 Wheatland City3,456
6 Loma Rica CDP2,368
7 Beale Air Force Base CDP1,319
8 Challenge-Brownsville CDP1,148
9 Dobbins CDP624
10 Smartsville CDP177
11 Camptonville CDP158

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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