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Demographics and our Community

Demographics in this and future blogs will serve to paint a picture of Tuolumne County residents and businesses. Much of the information is based on the National Census and State of California databases and all information is either updated monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, annually, every 3 years or every 10 years.

  • Where do we live?
  • What do we do?
  • How old are the residents of our community?
  • How healthy are we as a region?
  • How many acres of crops were planted last year?

Those and many more interesting questions can be answered with demographics.

Demographic questions can give you a lot of great information about certain populations. Learn more about fellow residents, customers, clients, and market segments with demographic surveys and do more to meet the needs of your target audience.

Whether you’re developing products, providing health services, understanding public opinion-or even selling cars-knowing more about the demographic makeup of survey respondents can tell you a lot.

So let’s get in to the numbers.
The population change in Tuolumne County has risen and fallen with the state of the economy as it does in any community. You will notice that there were neither “runaway growth” nor massive declines in general population until the 2008-2013 recession. The decline in population from 2008-2012 was 2,643 residents. The leading causes of this decline has been “domestic migration” (movement to other cities, counties and states) followed by “natural” declines (more deaths than births). A majority of the migration has been in the hunt for employment.

The one positive sign in 2013 was the reversal of the “domestic migration” statistics from a negative number to an increase of 314 new residents through “domestic migration” and 26 new residents from “foreign migration”. With 462 births and 599 deaths the additional domestic and foreign migration netted the County a total of 177 new residents.

Population from 2000-2013
July 1, 2000: 54,587
July 1, 2001: 55,326
July 1, 2002: 55,910
July 1, 2003: 56,442
July 1, 2004: 56,369
July 1, 2005: 56,452
July 1, 2006: 56,558
July 1, 2007: 56,133
July 1, 2008: 56,060
July 1, 2009: 55,258
July 1, 2010: 55,147
July 1, 2011: 55,057
July 1, 2012: 54,101
July 1, 2013: 54,278

Population Change from 2000-2013
Change from 2001 from 2000: 739
Change from 2002 from 2001: 584
Change from 2003 from 2002: 532
Change from 2004 from 2003: -73
Change from 2005 from 2004: 83
Change from 2006 from 2005: 106
Change from 2007 from 2006: -425
Change from 2008 from 2007: -73
Change from 2009 from 2008: -802
Change from 2010 from 2009: -297
Change from 2011 from 2010: -90
Change from 2012 from 2011: -956
Change from 2013 from 2012: 177

Data Source: California Department of Finance