Yuba County, California facts for kids
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County of Yuba
Images, from top down, left to right: Englebright Lake, Englebright Dam and Beale Air Force Base
Location in the state of California
|Incorporated||February 18, 1850|
|Named for||Yuba River|
|• Total||644 sq mi (1,670 km2)|
|• Land||632 sq mi (1,640 km2)|
|• Water||12 sq mi (30 km2)|
|Highest elevation||4,828 ft (1,472 m)|
|• Density||126.67/sq mi (48.91/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific Time Zone)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (Pacific Daylight Time)|
Yuba County ( Maidu: Yubu) is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2020 U.S. Census, the population was 81,575. The county seat is Marysville. Yuba County is included in the Yuba City, California Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Sacramento–Roseville, California Combined Statistical Area. The county is in the Central Valley region along the Feather River.
Despite its name and proximity, Yuba City is in neighboring Sutter County, not Yuba County.
Yuba County was one of the original counties of California, formed in 1850 at the time of statehood. Parts of the county's territory were given to Placer County in 1851, to Nevada County in 1851 and to Sierra County in 1852.
The county was named after the Yuba River by Captain John Sutter for the Native American village Yubu, Yupu or Juba near the confluence of the Yuba and Feather rivers. General Mariano Vallejo stated that the river was named Uba by an exploring expedition in 1824 because of the quantities of wild grapes (uvas silvestres in Spanish) which they found growing on its banks.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 644 square miles (1,670 km2), of which 632 square miles (1,640 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (1.9%) is water. It is the fifth-smallest county in California by total area. The county lies along the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, the steep slopes making it prime territory for the siting of hydroelectric power plants.
A portion of the county, where Marysville (the county seat) and most of the population lives, is west of the mountains on the valley floor. There is a great deal of agriculture business in this part of the county, especially fruit orchards, rice fields, and cattle grazing.
National protected areas within Yuba County include portions of the Plumas National Forest and the Tahoe National Forest. In addition to these identified protected areas the county has extensive natural areas consisting of forestation, grassland, riparian area, grassland and other habitats. The county exhibits a considerable diversity of flowering plant species, among which is the yellow mariposa lily, Calochortus luteus.
Yuba Sutter Transit operates local bus service, as well as commuter runs to Downtown Sacramento. Greyhound buses stop in Marysville.
Yuba County Airport is three miles (5 km) south of Marysville. It is a general aviation airport.
Brownsville Aero Pines Airport is off La Porte Rd in Brownsville.
|U.S. Decennial Census
1990-2000 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||42,416||41,750||58.78%||51.18%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||2,122||2,831||2.94%||3.47%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||1,260||1,034||1.75%||1.27%|
|Asian alone (NH)||4,710||5,583||6.53%||6.84%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||270||372||0.37%||0.46%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||102||459||0.14%||0.56%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||3,224||6,026||4.47%||7.39%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||18,051||23,520||25.02%||28.83%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
|Population, race, and income|
|Black or African American||1,879||2.6%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||1,403||2.0%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||225||0.3%|
|Some other race||8,260||11.5%|
|Two or more races||4,930||6.9%|
|Hispanic or Latino (of any race)||17,687||24.6%|
|Per capita income||$20,046|
|Median household income||$46,617|
|Median family income||$52,775|
Places by population, race, and income
|Places by population and race|
||Asian||Black or African
||Hispanic or Latino
(of any race)
|Places by population and income|
|Place||Type||Population||Per capita income||Median household income||Median family income|
The 2010 United States Census reported that Yuba County had a population of 72,155. The racial makeup of Yuba County was 49,332 (68.4%) White, 2,361 (3.3%) African American, 1,675 (2.3%) Native American, 4,862 (6.7%) Asian, 293 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 8,545 (11.8%) from other races, and 5,087 (7.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18,051 persons (25.0%).
|Population reported at 2010 United States Census|
(of any race)
(of any race)
(of any race)
(of any race)
|All others not CDPs (combined)||13,551||10,862||230||291||533||52||783||800||1,883|
As of the census of 2000, there were 60,219 people, 20,535 households, and 14,805 families residing in the county. The population density was 96 people per square mile (37/km2). There were 22,636 housing units at an average density of 36 per square mile (14/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 70.6% White, 3.2% Black or African American, 2.6% Native American, 7.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 10.0% from other races, and 5.9% from two or more races. 17.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 11.2% were of German, 10.4% American, 7.6% Irish and 7.5% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 78.8% spoke English, 13.2% Spanish and 4.7% Hmong as their first language.
There were 20,535 households, out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% 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 3.34.
In the county, the population was spread out, with 31.0% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,460, and the median income for a family was $34,103. Males had a median income of $27,845 versus $21,301 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,124. About 16.3% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.
- Beale Air Force Base
- Loma Rica
- Plumas Lake
Other unincorporated communities
- Binney Junction
- Browns Valley
- East Arboga
- Iowa City
- North Star
- Oak Valley
- Olive Hill
- Oregon House
- Rancho Loma Rica
- Sharon Valley
- Sicard Flat
- South Yuba
- Stanfield Hill
- Strawberry Valley
- Sucker Flat
- Waldo Junction
- Weeds Point
- West Linda
- Abbott House
- Bartons House
- Bullards Bar
- California House
- Camp Pendola
- Cape Horn Bar
- Condemned Bar
- Cordua Bar
- Depot Hill
- Empire House
- English Bar
- Foster Bar
- Frenches Ravine
- Galena Hill
- Galena House
- Garden Valley
- Golden Ball
- Kentucky Ranch
- Landers Bar
- Malay Camp
- Martins House
- Mount Hope House
- New York Flat
- New York House
- New York House Flat
- New York Ranch
- Oak Grove
- Plumas Landing
- Prairie Diggings
- Prairie House
- Prairie House
- Rail Road Hill
- Reed Junction
- Round Tent
- Seneca House
- Sweet Vengeance
- Youngs Hill
- Yuba County House
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Yuba County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|7||Beale Air Force Base||CDP||1,319|
Higher education is available at Yuba Community College. The county also has a Yuba County Library system with one branch in Marysville.
Yuba County schools have a 16% suspension rate, with 2,257 students receiving suspensions out of 14,027 students enrolled in Yuba County schools.