|Sutter County, California|
Location in the state of California
California's location in the U.S.
609 sq mi (1,577 km²)
603 sq mi (1,562 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), 0.99%
132/sq mi (51/km²)
Sutter County is a county located along the Sacramento River in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, north of state capital Sacramento. As of 2006 its population was 93,142. The county seat is Yuba City.
Sutter County was named after General John Sutter, a Swiss citizen, who obtained a large land grant from the Mexican government, and called his first settlement New Helvetia (now the City of Sacramento). In 1841, the general established a great stock ranch in this area to which he retired in 1850 when gold seekers deprived him of most of his holdings at Sacramento.
Sutter County is home to the Sutter Buttes, known as the "World's Smallest Mountain Range." This volcanic formation provides relief to the otherwise seemingly flat Sacramento Valley.
Cities and towns Edit
- Sacramento County - south
- Yolo County - south
- Colusa County - west
- Butte County - north
- Yuba County - east
- Placer County - southeast
- California State Route 20
- California State Route 70
- California State Route 99
- California State Route 113
Yuba Sutter Transit operates local bus service, as well as commuter runs to Downtown Sacramento.
Sutter County Airport is a general aviation airport located just south of Yuba City.
As of the census² of 2000, there were 78,930 people, 27,033 households, and 19,950 families residing in the county. The population density was 51/km² (131/sq mi). There were 28,319 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (47/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 67.52% White, 1.91% Black or African American, 1.55% Native American, 11.26% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 12.96% from other races, and 4.60% from two or more races. 22.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 70.3% spoke English, 17.9% Spanish and 9.3% Panjabi as their first language.
There were 27,033 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.35.
In the county the population was spread out with 29.00% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $38,375, and the median income for a family was $44,330. Males had a median income of $35,723 versus $25,778 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,428. About 12.1% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.
|2004||67.2% 20,254||31.9% 9,602||1.0% 289|
|2000||65.3% 17,350||31.7% 8,416||3.0% 798|
|1996||57.6% 14,264||34.4% 8,504||8.0% 1,977|
|1992||50.1% 12,956||30.5% 7,883||19.4% 5,021|
|1988||67.5% 14,100||31.4% 6,557||1.2% 241|
|1984||71.2% 14,477||27.2% 5,535||1.5% 311|
|1980||63.5% 11,778||27.5% 5,103||9.0% 1,676|
|1976||54.2% 8,745||43.2% 6,966||2.6% 420|
|1972||62.5% 10,224||33.0% 5,409||4.5% 739|
|1968||59.6% 8,665||31.8% 4,624||8.6% 1,256|
|1964||51.6% 7,241||48.3% 6,787||0.1% 16|
|1960||62.9% 7,520||36.6% 4,379||0.5% 55|
Sutter is a strongly Republican county in Presidential and congressional elections. The last Democrat to win a majority in the county was Franklin Roosevelt in 1940. Sutter is part of California's 2nd congressional district, which is held by Republican Wally Herger. In the state legislature Sutter is in the 2nd Assembly district, which is held by Republican Doug LaMalfa, and the 4th Senate district, which is held by Republican Sam Aanestad.
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