Mariposa County is located in east-central California. The County Seat is Mariposa and the largest city is Mariposa. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mariposacounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,682 and the 2010 census population was 18,250. The land area is 1,448.82 square miles and there are 12.6 persons per square mile.
90.2% of the population is White, 1.1% is Black or African American, 10% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% is Asian, 3.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.8% is two or more races. 87.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $235,000, there are 7,238 households, an average of 2.36 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,988, the median household income is $49,820, and 16.1% of the persons in Mariposa County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,437. Retail sales (in $1000) were $84,507, and sales per capita were $4,705.
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