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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Copperopolis is approximately 2,363 (2000), 3671 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 959 (2000), 1466 (2010).
The distance from Copperopolis to Washington DC is 2477 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 62 miles. (as the crow flies)
Copperopolis is positioned 37.90 degrees north of the equator and 120.62 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Copperopolis median income is $ 36,178.
The Copperopolis median home price is $ 160,000.


on Hwy. 4 near jct. Hwy. 49, east of Stockton in the central California area. Nearby communities include Angel's Camp, Sonora, Campo Seco, Altaville, Jamestown, Tuttletown, Milton, Eugene and Jenny Lind.
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mountain foothills & Oak woodlands
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moderate with cool winters and warm summers
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History & History Related Items

Copperopolis was first known as Copper Canyon. After the first year, it became known as Copperopolis for obvious reasons. It was founded on 3 August 1860 when a mining district was organized. It was the site of one of the largest discoveries of copper ore in the area. The town grew rapidly, due mostly to the Civil War. A great deal of copper was needed for the shells and bullets for the Union Armies. After the war, however, the need decreased from the price of copper dramatically from 55 to 19 cents a pound. Not only did the price of copper drop, but the transportation costs soared making the cost of mining too expensive. By 1867, the mines were all idle.

Check out these history pages for Copperopolis. Some have historical pictures also.:
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Copperopolis is known as "Copper" by the local residents.

Learn more about Copperopolis at Copperopolis Online

Copper Consolidated Mining Company Office
built during the 1860's

Nearby Lake Tulloch has 55 miles of shoreline, offers Great Fishing, Water Skiing, Jet Skiing, Swimming, Sailing, Hiking & Horseback riding all year round.

Congregational Church
This Gothic Revival church was built in 1866. The church was built and dedication on 23 June 1866. Once the area's mines closed down, the congregation decreased causing the church to be leased out. It was eventually given to the community in 1939.
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Copperopolis City Government

Copperopolis is an unincorporated area of Calaveras County.

Copperopolis Libraries

Calaveras County Library
Copperopolis Branch
O'Byrnes Ferry Rd
Copperopolis, CA
Phone: 209-785-0920

Copperopolis Schools

Copperopolis Elementary School
217 School Street
Post Office Box 145
Copperopolis, California 95228
Phone: 209 / 785-2236

Calaveras County office of Education Copperopolis


The population of Copperopolis was:
1990 - 1,826
2000 - 2,363
The 2000 figure came from the US Census data. All other figures are from other sources.

Copperopolis is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time. The area code, as of July 2002, is 209.

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