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Yuba County was one of the original counties created in 1850 when California became a state. Parts of the county's territory were given to Placer County and Nevada County in 1851 and to Sierra County in 1852.

Yuba County is named after the Yuba River, which John Sutter said he named for a Nisenan village, numbering about 100 to 125 people, located in what is now Yuba City, whose name has been variously spelled as Yubu, Yupu or Juba. Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo said that Gabriel Moraga's expedition named the river for the native grapes growing along the river (uva being the Spanish word for "grape"), but Sutter's explanation is generally treated as the one more likely to be accurate.1

Yuba County has a population of 71,929 (as of the January 2008 California Department of Finance estimate) and a total area of 644 square miles, including 13 square miles (2%) covered with water. The dominant industry in Yuba County is construction, followed by farming.

The median household income in Yuba County in 2007 was $40,602, with 19.2% of Yuba County residents below poverty level. The 2008 unemployment rate in Yuba County was 12.2%. According to the California Secretary of State, 63.85% of eligible voters in Yuba County are registered. Of registered voters, 34.60% are Democrats and 40.24% are Republicans.


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Yuba County entry on Wikipedia


1. Yuba County, California