Amador County, CA

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Population

37,306

0.928% growth

Median Age

50.6


Median Household Income

$60,636

6.32% growth

Poverty Rate

10.6%


Number of Employees

13,444

4.74% growth

Median Property Value

$278,600

4.78% growth

About

In 2017, Amador County, CA had a population of 37.3k people with a median age of 50.6 and a median household income of $60,636. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Amador County, CA grew from 36,963 to 37,306, a 0.928% increase and its median household income grew from $57,032 to $60,636, a 6.32% increase.

The population of Amador County, CA is 79.3% White Alone, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 3% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Amador County, CA speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Amador County, CA is $278,600, and the homeownership rate is 77%. Most people in Amador County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Amador County, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Amador County, CA employs 13.4k people. The largest industries in Amador County, CA are Retail Trade (1,656 people), Public Administration (1,545 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,454 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,688), Utilities ($61,855), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,917).

Median household income in Amador County, CA is $60,636. Males in Amador County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Amador County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,636

2017 value

± $2,765

6.32%

1 Year Growth

± 6.86%

Households in Amador County, CA have a median annual income of $60,636, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,032 in 2016, which represents a 6.32% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Amador County, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3.04

  2. Census Tract 4.02

  3. Census Tract 3.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Amador County, CA was Census Tract 3.04 with a value of $66,715, followed by Census Tract 4.02 and Census Tract 3.01, with respective values of $64,560 and $61,577.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Amador County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Amador County, CA (3.56k out of 33.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,011 ± 395

  2. Hispanic

    515 ± 156

  3. Two Or More

    335 ± 152

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Amador County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

13.4k

2017 Value

± 846

4.74%

1 Year growth

± 8.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Amador County, CA grew at a rate of 4.74%, from 12.8k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Amador County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,634 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,607 people), and Management Occupations (1,382 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Amador County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Amador County, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,634 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,607 people), and Management Occupations (1,382 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Amador County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.05 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.61 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Amador County, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($95,000), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($82,214), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($68,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.4k

2017 Value

± 846

4.74%

1 Year growth

± 8.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Amador County, CA grew at a rate of 4.74%, from 12.8k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Amador County, CA, are Retail Trade (1,656 people), Public Administration (1,545 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,454 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Amador County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Amador County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Amador County, CA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,656 people), Public Administration (1,545 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,454 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Amador County, CA has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.45 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.46 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.04 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Amador County, CA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,688), Utilities ($61,855), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,917).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.4% of the population of Amador County, CA has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 21.5% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.45% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Amador County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Amador County, CA see 1762 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.686% increase from the previous year (1750 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1335 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 512 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,762 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Amador County, CA see an average of 1,762 patients per year. This represents a 0.686% increase from the previous year (1,750 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Amador County, CA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.59%

Uninsured

39.9%

Employer Coverage

18.1%

Medicaid

21.5%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

1.45%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Amador County, CA declined by 20.6% from 7.04% to 5.59%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Amador County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Amador County, CA is home to a population of 37.3k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.06% of Amador County, CA residents were born outside of the country (2.26k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Amador County, CA is composed of 29.6k White Alone residents (79.3%), 4.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.2%), 1.12k Two or More Races residents (3%), 764 Black or African American Alone residents (2.05%), 565 Asian Alone residents (1.51%), 264 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.708%), 79 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.212%), and 1 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00268%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Amador County, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Amador County, CA was 50.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Amador County, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Amador County, CA residents was 50.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.06%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.26k people

6.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.26k people

As of 2017, 6.06% of Amador County, CA residents (2.26k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Amador County, CA was 6.11%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Amador County, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Amador County, CA was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29.6k ± 13

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.94k ± 561

  3. Two or More Races

    1.12k ± 200

In 2017, there were 5.98 times more White Alone residents (29.6k people) in Amador County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.94k Hispanic or Latino and 1.12k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Amador County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Amador County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Amador County, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Amador County, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,834 ± 224

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    508 ± 192

  3. Korea

    394 ± 119

Amador County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Amador County, CA was $278,600 in 2017, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $265,900 to $278,600, a 4.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Amador County, CA is 77%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Amador County, CA have an average commute time of 29.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Amador County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$60,636

Median Household Income

± $2,765

14.2k

Number of Households

± 796

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.2k households in Amador County, CA grew to $60,636 from the previous year's value of $57,032.

The following chart displays the households in Amador County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$278,600

2017 Median

± $7,641

$265,900

2016 Median

± $10,152

In 2017, the median property value in Amador County, CA grew to to $278,600 from the previous year's value of $265,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Amador County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Amador County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Amador County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Amador County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77%

2017 Homeownership

75.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77% of the housing units in Amador County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Amador County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Amador County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Amador County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Amador County, CA have a longer commute time (29.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 7.54% of the workforce in Amador County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.21%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Amador County, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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