A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Sonora ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Sonora has a population of 4,853 people<2> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Sonora, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated May 1, 1851.
Sonora is 1,790 feet [546 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Sonora lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Sonora is within the boundaries of the (209) area code.
The ZIP code for Sonora: 95370<4>
Websites for Sonora ...
Official Website: www.sonoraca.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.tcchamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sonora had an population of 4,853 people. This is a decrease of 1.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.72% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Sonora had a population of 4,903 people (or 8.86% of the total population of Tuolumne County). This makes Sonora the county's most populous community.
The population of Sonora represents 0.01% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 426th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 4,903 people, the population of Sonora increased 10.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,423 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Sonora.
Communities Also Named Sonora ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Sonora - they are located in Arizona (2), Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sonora.
Communities near Sonora ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sonora.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sonora. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sonora.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sonora. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sonora.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sonora. Our list includes 28 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sonora.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sonora ...
Looking for more information about Sonora? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Sonora, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sonora.
Adding Sonora to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Sonora in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sonora was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Sonora on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sonora on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Sonora: www.sonoraca.com/
The official website for Tuolumne County: www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 01 Aug 2022