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Overview

Introduction to Ukiah, California

Ukiah, California, in Mendocino county, is 55 miles NW of Santa Rosa, California and 100 miles NW of Sacramento, California

Ukiah History

Ukiah was founded in 1856 as a part of Sonoma County. With the creation of Mendocino County in 1859, Ukiah was selected as the county seat. The area is actually part of the Yokayo Rancho, which was a Spanish land grant in Alta California. The lumber boom of the late 1940s supported a large part of Ukiah's early population, as the logging of redwoods was a major industry at that time.

Ukiah and Nearby Attractions

  • Mendocino County Library.
  • Grace Hudson Museum.
  • Mendocino County Juvenile Hall.
  • Ukiah Municipal Gas Works.
  • Ukiah Municipal Golf Course.
  • Twelfth District Fairgrounds.

Things To Do In Ukiah

Visitors to the city of Ukiah would enjoy a tour of the museums, libraries and various city halls around the town. Ukiah has a number of playgrounds and amusement parks that offer fun rides and other entertainment opportunities for both adults and children. One can go to the municipal golf course for a round of golf with friends. A walk down Ukiah's streets offer visitors the opportunity to observe the city's charming shops and businesses. World-renowned local wines, microbrews, and brandies can be enjoyed in the company of strolling musicians and acoustic bands. The city also hosts a street festival called the Cinco De Mayo Festival and Fair that provides cultural entertainment. The Ukiah Main Street Program showcases stand-up comedians in the city's Comedy Alley.

Ukiah Transportation

Sonoma County Airport serves the area's local air transportation needs, as Sacramento International is the closest major airport.

Ukiah Higher Education

Mendocino College is the local college.

People

Total Population 15,936
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,190
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 39.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.7%
Median Earnings25+ $27,475
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,144
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,283

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,483
% Above Poverty Level 73.5%
% Below Poverty Level 26.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.5%
Median Gross Rent $953
Median House Value $277,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 9.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ukiah Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles NW of Santa Rosa, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles NW of Sacramento, California
County Mendocino
Standard Zip Codes 95482
P.O. Box Zip Codes 95418
Phone Area Codes 707
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.15
Longitude -123.206

Ukiah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station UKIAH
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 56 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 55 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 76 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Station LAKEPORT
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 39 to 68 F
Jul Temp 54 to 92 F
Oct Temp 43 to 75 F
Annual Precip 31.4 inches
Station WILLITS 1 NE
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 55 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 47 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ukiah, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Calpella (95418)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Lakeport 4,740 $52,234
Willits 4,853 $47,115

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ukiah Public Libraries

Library
Mendocino County Library
105 N. MAIN ST.
Ukiah, California
(707) 463-4491

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Ukiah Hospitals

UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER/HOSPITAL D
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
275 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(707) 462-6631
Emergency Service: Yes

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Ukiah High Schools

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UKIAH HIGH
1000 LOW GAP ROAD
707-463-5253
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,914 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.4

SOUTH VALLEY HIGH (CONT.)
445 S. DORA ST.
707-463-5220
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 174 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.8

MENDOCINO COUNTY COMMUNITY
2240 EASTSIDE RD.
707-467-5000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 157 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

ACCELERATED ACHIEVEMENT ACADEMY
1059 NORTH STATE STREET
707-463-7080
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 142 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

REDWOOD ACADEMY OF UKIAH
1059 N. STATE STREET
707-467-0500
A Charter School.
Serves 138 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

WEST HILLS JUVENILE HALL COURT
585 LOW GAP RD.
707-463-4119
A Non-traditional School
Serves 71 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

BLACK OAK CHARTER
401 B TALMAGE RD.
707-463-2166
Serves 42 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

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