Calaveras County, California

The Calaveras County is a county located in the U.S. state of California. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat), San Andreas. It is located geographically in the center of the state.


Calaveras County was founded in 1850. 1854 parts of its original site to the Alpine County Location. Other parts were held in 1864 the Amador County slammed. Calaveras skull means. It was named the County of Calaveras River, which was discovered during an expedition by the Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga. Gabriel Moraga looked at the river bank many skulls that inspired him to the naming.

In the 19th century Calaveras County was known internationally by the 1865 published short story by Mark Twain The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. In honor of Mark Twain and his story Angels Camp is in the Calaveras County Fairgrounds, celebrated every year a big festival in May, coupled with a betting jumping frogs ( Jumping Frog Jubilee).

Founded in 1931, Calaveras Big Trees State Park poses with his giant Sequoia redwood trees one of the main attractions of the region dar. The park covers an area of ​​2,630 ha

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000 2010

According to the census of 2000, there were 40 554 people in Calaveras County. There were 16 469 households, and 11,742 families. The population density was 15 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was composed of 91.19 % White, 0.75 % African American, 1.74 % Native American, 0.85 % Asian, 0.09 % Pacific Islander residents from the and 2.07% from other races groups; 3.31% were descended from two or more races. 6.82 % of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 16 469 households out of which 26.70 % have children under the age of 18 living with them. 58.90 % were married couples living together, 8.60 % had a female householder with no husband. 28.70% were non-families. 23.30 % of all households and 10.10% had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.85.

Based on the county the population was spread out with 22.80 % under the age of 18, 5.50 % from 18 to 24, 22.40 % from 25 to 44 years, 31.10 % between 45 and 64 years and 18.20% were 65 years old or older. The average age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males, 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household was $ 41,022, and the median income for a family was $ 47,379. Males have a median income of $ 41,827, women $ 28,108. The per capita income was $ 21,420. 11.80% percent of the population and 8.70 % of families are below the poverty line. 15.60% of those under age 18 and 6.20% were 65 years or older.


  • Angels Camp
  • Arnold
  • Avery
  • Copperopolis
  • Dorrington
  • Forest Meadows
  • Mokelumne Hill
  • Mountain Ranch
  • Murphys
  • Rail Road Flat
  • Rancho Calaveras
  • San Andreas
  • Vallecito
  • Valley Springs
  • Wallace
  • West Point