Tuolumne County Profile - Community Indicators Project 2008
Tuolumne County Profile Introduction Health and Safety Education and the Arts Natural Resources and Recreation Economy and Infrastructure Appendices Conclusion Acknowledgements


Why is this important?

The local economy is dependent upon a strong and vibrant tourism industry.

Tuolumne County is a major tourism destination with two state historic parks, and much of Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park within its boundaries. It is also a popular site for the film industry.

What is the measure?

Direct travel spending is the amount spent by non-residents in Tuolumne County on accommodations, food, entertainment, shopping and related expenses. Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT) collected by hotels and other accommodations are the most direct means for jurisdictions to obtain revenues from visitors. They are also useful indicators of travel activity, since almost all of these sales are made to travelers. Local TOT receipts provide a basis for evaluating both travel trends and the distribution of travel activity.

How are we doing?

Direct visitor spending increased. Food and beverage services rose from $39.8 million to $42 million, arts & entertainment from $25.4 million to $25.8 million.

Direct industry earnings from travel spending and TOT receipts also increased.

We have no significant increases in the number of hotels/accommodations since 2005.


Note: The casinos are not reflected in these economic impacts since "indexing" for this major employer is categorized as "government" and not "tourism".

Source(s): California Travel Impacts by County, 1992-2006
2007 Preliminary State Estimates, www.deanrunyan.com

Source(s): www.deanrunyan.com
California Occupancy Tax by Jurisdiction, Dean Runyan & Assoc., 2007

Tuolumne County Employment Generated by
Travel Spending
(Full-time Equivalent Jobs)

Source(s): California Travel Impacts by County, 1992-2006

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Tuolumne County - Central Sierra Mountains