Sonora, Tuolumne County, California

Sonora: City in California


Sonora is a city located in the county of Tuolumne in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 4,903. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 4,833 inhabitants.

The city was created 173 years ago in 1849.

Quick Facts about Sonora

Population : 4,833 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Tuolumne County
Different from : Sonoma
Postal code : 95370–95373
Phone Area Codes : 209
Water as percent of area : 0.45%
Land as percent of area : 99.55%
Altitude : 5,856 feet / 1785 meters
Capital city : Sonora is capital of Tuolumne County
Establishment : January 01, 1850 (173 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 03:34:04 (6th June 2023)
Population growth : -1.45% (2010-2020)
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Location of Sonora on California map.
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Sonora is located at 37°59'3"N 120°22'56"W (37.9840900, -120.3821400).

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According to census records, the population of Sonora decreased by 1.45% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 4,903 - census
2011 4,867 -0.74% estimation process
2012 4,819 -1% estimation process
2013 4,814 -0.1% estimation process
2014 4,807 -0.15% estimation process
2015 4,812 0.1% estimation process
2016 4,820 0.17% estimation process
2017 4,835 0.31% estimation process
2018 4,859 0.49% estimation process
2019 4,864 0.1% estimation process
2020 4,833 -0.64% estimation process

Sonora zip code is 95370. County name: Tuolumne, County fips: 06109

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People born in Sonora (23)

People born in Sonora, including movie actress Brooke Haven, lawyer Melvin Belli, actress Jenny O'Hara, .


  • Larry J. Franco (American film producer) he was born in 05/04/1949
  • Katie Stuart (American actress) she was born in 22/08/1984
  • Kyle Rasmussen (American alpine skier) he was born in 20/06/1968
  • Phil Coke (American professional baseball pitcher) he was born in 19/07/1982
  • Dan Pastorini (American football player) he was born in 26/05/1949
  • Rocco Prestia (American musician) he was born in 07/03/1951
  • Tye Harvey (American pole vaulter) he was born in 25/09/1974
  • Crystal Brilliant Snow Jenne (American schoolteacher, musician and politician) she was born in 30/05/1884
  • David Carkeet (American novelist) he was born in 15/11/1946
  • Josh Parry (American football player) he was born in 05/04/1978
  • Mike Kelley (American football player) he was born in 31/12/1959
  • T.J. Dillashaw (American mixed martial artist) he was born in 07/02/1986
  • Wesley Duncan (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1980
  • Joe De La Cruz (actor (1892–1961)) he was born in 19/03/1892
  • Paris Henken (American sailor) she was born in 22/12/1995
  • Laurie Winn Carlson (author) she was born in 27/01/1952
  • Erin O'Brien (actor) she was born in 04/11/1980
  • Ross Dwelley (American football player) he was born in 26/01/1995

Schools in Sonora

College & universities near Sonora, CA

Code Name City ZIP
112561 Columbia College Sonora (CA) 95370

Stations (34)

Amtrak & bus stations near Sonora, CA

Code Name Address Type
YOW Yosemite National Park (White Wolf), California Old Tioga ROad at Highway 120 East BUS
YOF Yosemite National Park (Crane Flat), California Old Tioga Pass Highway (Highway 120 East) BUS
MOD Modesto station 1700 Held Drive RAIL
TRK Denair station 3800 Santa Fe Avenue RAIL
MDP Midpines, California 6979 Highway 140 BUS

Post offices near Sonora

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Sonora Post Office Sonora (CA) 95370

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Sonora , Texas city in Texas with a population of 2,764 people.
  • Sonora , Kentucky city in Hardin County, Kentucky, United States of America with a population of 523 people.

Other cities in Tuolumne County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Tuolumne County , CA.

City Name Population Title
Mono Vista 3,127 Census-designated place in Tuolumne County, California
East Sonora 2,266 Census-designated place in Tuolumne County, California
Twain Harte 2,226 Census-designated place in Tuolumne County, California
Soulsbyville 2,215 Census-designated place in Tuolumne County, California
Tuolumne City 1,779 Census-designated place in Tuolumne County, California
Mi-Wuk Village 941 Census-designated place in Tuolumne County, California

Distance to Other Cities

Sonora distances to largest California cities