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The population of Sonora is approximately 4,648 (2006), 4903 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,197 (2000), 2199 (2010).

The amount of land area in Sonora is 7.9 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sonora is 3.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sonora to Washington DC is 2460 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 70 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sonora is positioned 37.98 degrees north of the equator and 120.38 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Sonora elevation is 1,825 feet above sea level.
Sonora per capita income is $24,860 (2003).
Sonora median income is $33,700 (2005).

The Sonora median home price is $289,000 (2005).

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Sonora location: in central California On the edge of the Sierra Nevada Range near Yosemite National Park. It is about 46 miles from Turlock and about 63 miles from Stockton. Other nearby communities include East Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia, East Sonora-Phoenix Lake, Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, Mono Vista, Soulsbyville, Chinese Camp.

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Climate & Weather

Sonora average annual rainfall is 33 inches per year
The average low temperature is 42 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 70 degrees F.
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Sonora history:

Mexican settlers did not mix well with many of the other latin settlers, so they established this town of Sonora in 1848, naming it after their home state in Mexico. It is the county seat of Tuolumne County and was the feature area in several of Mark Twain's stories. As with many of the new gold towns, Sonora had its wild days with fights, saloons and other mischief. The wildness was overcome, however and the town florished with many historic homes built that still exist today. The Opera Hall is one of those that has been restored.

See this history page for Sonora.
The settling of Sonora: 1848
The incorporation date of Sonora: 1851, May 1

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Sonora attractions:

The SOnora Opera Hall
The hall has been restored since it was acquired by the city in 1986. It is once again a bright spot in the Sonora historic downtown area.

See Sonora Photos.

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