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The location of Sonora

Welcome to Sonora ...

The city of Sonora is located in Sutton County and is the County Seat for Sutton County.

The location of Sonora has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Sonora has a population of 2,762 people<2> (see below for details).

Sonora is 2,130 feet [649 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Sonora is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Sonora lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sonora is within the (325) area code.

The ZIP code for Sonora: 76950<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sonora had a population of 3,027 people (or 73.33% of the total population of Sutton County). This makes Sonora the county's most populous community.

The population of Sonora represents 0.01% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 457th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,027 people, the population of Sonora increased 3.52% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,924 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Sonora had an population of 2,762 people. This is a decrease of 8.75% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.54% since the 2000 Census).

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, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sonora.

Websites for Sonora ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sonora. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sonora.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Sonora ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Eldorado   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the North (N) of Sonora

Located in Schleicher County

Ozona   [Map]

Lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the West (W) of Sonora

Located in Crockett County

Roosevelt   [Map]

Lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the East (E) of Sonora

Located in Kimble County

Fort McKavett   [Map]

Lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sonora

Located in Menard County

Juno   [Map]

Lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Sonora

Located in Val Verde County

Christoval   [Map]

Lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the North (N) of Sonora

Located in Tom Green County

Rocksprings   [Map]

Lies 46 miles [74 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Sonora

Located in Edwards County

Telegraph   [Map]

Lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the East (E) of Sonora

Located in Kimble County

Knickerbocker   [Map]

Lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the North (N) of Sonora

Located in Tom Green County

Mertzon   [Map]

Lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the North (N) of Sonora

Located in Irion County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Sonora.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sonora.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sonora - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Sonora). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sonora or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sonora) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sonora. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sonora

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sonora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5709, Longitude: -100.6445     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sonora have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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