Yolo County, California

Yolo County, California
County of Yolo
—  County  —

Seal
Location in the state of California
California's location in the United States
Coordinates: 38°33′14″N 121°44′17″W / 38.55389°N 121.73806°W / 38.55389; -121.73806Coordinates: 38°33′14″N 121°44′17″W / 38.55389°N 121.73806°W / 38.55389; -121.73806
Country  United States
State  California
Region Sacramento Valley
Metro area Greater Sacramento
Incorporated 1850
County seat Woodland
Largest city Davis
Area
 – Total 2,649.3 km2 (1,022.89 sq mi)
 – Land 2,624.4 km2 (1,013.27 sq mi)
 – Water 24.9 km2 (9.62 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 – Total 200,849
 – Density 75.8/km2 (196.4/sq mi)
Time zone Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
 – Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Website www.yolocounty.org

Yolo County is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of California, bordered by the other counties of Sacramento, Solano, Napa, Lake, Colusa, and Sutter. The city of Woodland is its county seat, though Davis is its largest city.

As of the 2010 census, Yolo County had a population of 200,849. Excluding the conurbation of the University of California, Davis and the surrounding City of Davis, and the neighboring City of Sacramento, Yolo County remains a relatively rural agricultural region. This is evidenced by the multi-billion dollar California tomato industry, centering around Yolo County, dominating 90% of the canning and processed tomato market in the United States.

Yolo County is part of the Greater Sacramento area.

Contents

History

Yolo County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood.

In the original act of 1850 the name was spelled "Yola." Yolo is a Native American name variously believed to be a corruption of a tribal name Yo-loy meaning "a place abounding in rushes" or of the name of the chief, Yodo, or of the village of Yodoi.

Government

The county is governed by a board of five district supervisors as well as the governments of its four incorporated cities: Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, and Woodland.

Geography

Yolo County Courthouse in Woodland

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,022.89 square miles (2,649.3 km2), of which 1,013.27 square miles (2,624.4 km2) (or 99.06%) is land and 9.62 square miles (24.9 km2) (or 0.94%) is water.[1]

Cities and towns

Incorporated cities

Aerial view of Watts Woodland Airport and surrounding area

Unincorporated communities

Other unincorporated areas or communities not incorporated into the above cities, include:

UC Davis

Adjacent counties

Transportation infrastructure

Major highways

  • Interstate 5 enters the eastern portion of the county at the Sacramento River and continues through the northern terminus of the county, north of Dunnigan, CA.
  • Interstate 80 enters the eastern portion of the county at the Sacramento River and continues to the southern terminus southeast of Davis, CA.
  • Interstate 505 splits off from I-5 south of Dunnigan and continues through the southern terminus of Yolo County near Winters, CA
  • State Route 16 enters the county from the northwestern county boundary northwest of Rumsey, CA and continues through to Woodland, CA interchanging with I-5.
  • State Route 45 begins in Knights Landing, CA at California State Route 113 and continues through the northern county line.
  • State Route 113 enters the county southeast of Davis, CA and continues through the northeastern terminus near Knights Landing, CA.
  • State Route 128 enters the county from the west near Lake Berryessa and continues to I-505 near Winters, CA.

County Roads

Transportation in Yolo County is based on a system of numbered County Roads. The numbering system works in the following way:

  1. North/South roads have numbers from 41 to 117 and increase from west to east
  2. East/West roads have numbers from 1 to 38A, and then from 151 to 161 and increase from north to south.

Each integer road number is one mile (1.6 km) apart, with letters designating occasional roads less than one mile (1.6 km) apart. County roads entering urban areas generally are named once they cross the city boundary. Some examples include County Road 101 in Woodland being renamed Pioneer Ave and County Road 102 in Davis being named Pole Line Road.

Public transportation

Airports

Politics

Yolo County vote
by party in presidential elections
Year GOP DEM Others
2008 30.9% 24,592 67.1% 53,488 2.1% 1,669
2004 38.8% 28,005 59.3% 42,885 1.9% 1,379
2000 37.5% 23,057 54.9% 33,747 7.5% 4,632
1996 32.4% 18,807 56.9% 33,033 10.7% 6,239
1992 28.2% 17,574 53.3% 33,297 18.5% 11,565
1988 41.9% 22,358 57.0% 30,429 1.1% 585
1984 47.8% 24,329 50.9% 25,879 1.3% 645
1980 39.5% 19,603 43.3% 21,527 17.2% 8,560
1976 42.4% 18,376 54.3% 23,533 3.3% 1,408
1972 42.0% 17,969 55.4% 23,694 2.5% 1,075
1968 38.4% 11,123 54.7% 15,833 6.9% 2,004
1964 30.4% 7,976 69.5% 18,266 0.1% 32
1960 44.7% 10,104 54.9% 12,395 0.4% 90
1956 48.0% 9,347 51.7% 10,075 0.3% 57
1952 53.2% 9,375 46.0% 8,119 0.8% 139
1948 43.8% 5,560 52.5% 6,655 3.7% 469
1944 41.8% 4,233 57.7% 5,837 0.5% 46
1940 40.3% 4,373 58.8% 6,380 0.9% 101
1936 29.8% 2,594 68.9% 5,992 1.2% 106
1932 29.5% 2,515 67.8% 5,780 2.8% 234
1928 57.0% 3,545 42.4% 2,641 0.6% 38
1924 45.4% 2,470 14.6% 797 40.0% 2,180
1920 62.0% 3,375 32.8% 1,787 5.3% 286

Yolo is a strongly Democratic county in Presidential and congressional elections. The last Republican to win a majority in the county was Dwight Eisenhower in 1952.

Yolo is part of California's 1st and 2nd congressional districts, which are held by Democrat Mike Thompson and Republican Wally Herger respectively. In the state legislature, Yolo is in the 2nd and 8th Assembly districts, which are held by Republican Jim Nielsen and Democrat Mariko Yamada, respectively, and the 5th Senate district, which is held by Democrat Lois Wolk.

In November 2008, Yolo was one of just three counties in California's interior in which voters rejected Proposition 8 to ban gay marriage. Yolo voters rejected Proposition 8 by 58.4 percent to 41.6 percent. The other interior counties in which Proposition 8 failed to receive a majority of votes were Alpine County and Mono County.[2]

Demographics

2010

The 2010 United States Census reported that Yolo County had a population of 200,849. The racial makeup of Yolo County was 126,883 (63.2%) White, 5,208 (2.6%) African American, 2,214 (1.1%) Native American, 26,052 (13.0%) Asian, 910 (0.5%) Pacific Islander, 27,882 (13.9%) from other races, and 11,700 (5.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 60,953 persons (30.3%).[3]


Population reported at 2010 United States Census
The County
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
Yolo County 200,849 126,883 5,208 2,214 26,052 910 27,882 11,700 60,953
Incorporated
city
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
Davis 65,622 42,571 1,528 339 14,355 136 3,121 3,572 8,172
West Sacramento 48,744 29,521 2,344 798 5,106 534 6,709 3,732 15,282
Winters 6,624 4,635 43 56 63 7 1,488 332 3,469
Woodland 55,468 34,904 855 726 3,458 169 12,488 2,868 26,289
Census-designated
place
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
Clarksburg 418 339 2 2 16 1 37 21 109
Dunnigan 1,416 836 107 25 19 1 339 89 583
Esparto 3,108 1,855 45 50 129 6 904 119 1,538
Guinda 254 175 26 0 1 1 43 8 68
Knights Landing 995 560 4 10 7 0 338 76 644
Madison 503 224 1 8 3 3 235 29 384
Monument Hills 1,542 1,163 20 32 77 17 153 80 403
University of California, Davis 5,786 2,443 144 22 2,443 7 364 363 728
Unincorporated
communities
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
All others not CDPs (combined) 10,369 7,657 89 146 375 28 1,663 411 3,284

2000

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 168,660 people, 59,375 households, and 37,465 families residing in the county. The population density was 166 people per square mile (64/km²). There were 61,587 housing units at an average density of 61 per square mile (23/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 67.67% White, 2.03% Black or African American, 1.16% Native American, 9.85% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 13.76% from other races, and 5.23% from two or more races. 25.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 10.0% were of German, 6.6% English and 6.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 68.5% spoke English, 19.5% Spanish, 2.1% Chinese or Mandarin and 1.8% Russian as their first language.

There were 59,375 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 18.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,769, and the median income for a family was $51,623. Males had a median income of $38,022 versus $30,687 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,365. About 9.5% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Colleges and universities

Public schools

The county's public schools are managed by the Yolo County Office of Education.

See also

References

External links


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