Amador County, CA

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2020 Population
39,023
1.55% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
49.9
1.19% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
8.11%
18.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$65,187
3.85% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$329,300
4.97% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
14,280
4.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Amador County, CA had a population of 39k people with a median age of 49.9 and a median household income of $65,187. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Amador County, CA grew from 38,429 to 39,023, a 1.55% increase and its median household income grew from $62,772 to $65,187, a 3.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Amador County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.8%), White (Hispanic) (7.89%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.53%), Other (Hispanic) (3.3%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.73%).

None of the households in Amador County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Amador County, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Amador County, CA was $329,300, and the homeownership rate was 76.8%. Most people in Amador County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Amador County, CA was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

Amador County, CA is home to a population of 39k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.9% of Amador County, CA residents were born outside of the country (2.3k people).

In 2020, there were 9.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30k people) in Amador County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.08k White (Hispanic) and 1.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Amador County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30k ± 291
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.08k ± 368
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.77k ± 240
14.3%
Hispanic Population
5.59k people

In 2020, there were 9.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30k people) in Amador County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.08k White (Hispanic) and 1.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.3% of the people in Amador County, CA are hispanic (5.59k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Amador County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.3k people
6.04%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.32k people

As of 2020, 5.9% of Amador County, CA residents (2.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Amador County, CA was 6.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

49
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
58
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Amador County, CA was 49.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Amador County, CA are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Amador County, CA residents was 51.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,008,868 ± 46,586 people
  2. Philippines
    829,356 ± 22,122 people
  3. China
    683,718 ± 20,124 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,008,868 California residents, followed by Philippines with 829,356 and China with 683,718.

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Citizenship

97.6%
2020 Citizenship
97.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.6% of Amador County, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Amador County, CA was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,643 ± 300
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    562 ± 189
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    269 ± 125

Amador County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in California (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Amador County, CA is $65,187. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Amador County, CA was Census Tract 3.01 with a value of $90,500, followed by Census Tract 3.04 and Census Tract 1.01, with respective values of $78,305 and $74,909.

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,427. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Amador County, CA employs 14.3k people. The largest industries in Amador County, CA are Public Administration (1,770 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,760 people), and Construction (1,389 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,688), Information ($78,875), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,717).

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,187
2020 value
± $4,225
3.85%
1 Year Growth
± 7.54%

Households in Amador County, CA have a median annual income of $65,187, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $62,772 in 2019, which represents a 3.85% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$81,373
Average Male Salary in California
± $777
$64,427
Average Female Salary in California
± $650

In 2020, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in California
  1. Asian
    $76,893 ± $1,222
  2. White
    $68,605 ± $653
  3. Two or More Races
    $54,009 ± $1,392

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in California.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Amador County, CA is from California.
0.498
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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 3.01
  2. Census Tract 3.04
  3. Census Tract 1.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Amador County, CA was Census Tract 3.01 with a value of $90,500, followed by Census Tract 3.04 and Census Tract 1.01, with respective values of $78,305 and $74,909.

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 Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Amador County, CA (2.87k out of 35.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 65 - 74.

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
    2,358 ± 377
  2. Two Or More
    338 ± 172
  3. Hispanic
    198 ± 146

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

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

14.3k
2020 Value
± 1,001
4.5%
1 Year growth
± 8.96%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Amador County, CA grew at a rate of 4.5%, from 13.7k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Amador County, CA, are Management Occupations (1,741 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,529 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,223 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 Management Occupations (1,741 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,529 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,223 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Amador County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (3.24 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.83 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.95 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Amador County, CA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($108,804), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($95,618), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($82,273).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.3k
2020 Value
± 1,001
4.5%
1 Year growth
± 8.96%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Amador County, CA grew at a rate of 4.5%, from 13.7k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Amador County, CA, are Public Administration (1,770 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,760 people), and Construction (1,389 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 Public Administration (1,770 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,760 people), and Construction (1,389 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Amador County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.16 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.66 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Amador County, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($79,688), Information ($78,875), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,717).

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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. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

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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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

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. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Amador County, CA went to Donald J. Trump with 60.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.56%). The most partisan county was San Francisco County, CA with 85.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Amador County, CA
60.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in California
  1. 85.3% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 82.3% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 80.2% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in California was San Francisco County, CA with 85.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in California colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Amador County, CA was $329,300 in 2020, which is 1.43 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $313,700 to $329,300, a 4.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Amador County, CA is 76.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Amador County, CA have an average commute time of 30.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Amador County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$329,300
2020 Median
± $11,372
$313,700
2019 Median
± $10,719

In 2020, the median property value in Amador County, CA grew to to $329,300 from the previous year's value of $313,700.

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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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$65,187
Median Household Income
± $4,225
14.8k
Number of Households
± 1,015

In 2020, the median household income of the 14.8k households in Amador County, CA grew to $65,187 from the previous year's value of $62,772.

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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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

76.8%
2020 Homeownership
76.5%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 76.8% of the housing units in Amador County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Amador County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Amador County, CA have a longer commute time (30.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.99% of the workforce in Amador County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.58%)
  3. Carpooled (7.48%)

In 2020, 79.2% of workers in Amador County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.58%) and those who carpooled to work (7.48%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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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 false.

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Health

94.9% of the population of Amador County, CA has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 22.8% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 1.77% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California 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 1575 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.99% increase from the previous year (1486 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1472 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 414 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17%). Additionally, Colusa County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,575 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Amador County, CA

Primary care physicians in Amador County, CA see an average of 1,575 patients per year. This represents a 5.99% increase from the previous year (1,486 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 its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in California
$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

5.12%
Uninsured
39%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
22.8%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
1.77%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Amador County, CA grew by 9.74% from 4.67% to 5.12%.

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. 17% prevalence
  2. 16.9% prevalence
  3. 15.5% prevalence

Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 17%.

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

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