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Overview

Introduction to Willits, California

Willits, California, in Mendocino county, is 75 miles NW of Santa Rosa, California (center to center) and 115 miles NW of Sacramento, California. There are an estimated 5,073 people in the city.

Willits History

Willits, which was formerly known as Willitsville, is located in the centre of Mendocino County of California. The Californian Pomo Indians community of Sherwood Valley Rancheria has its headquarters here. Willits, which covers 28 square miles, derives its income from the sale of marijuana which is widely cultivated here. The Willits Depot, which was built in the year 1915, is registered as a National Historic Place. Seascape painter, Marshall Merritt had a studio in this city.

Willits and nearby Attractions

  • Grace Hudson Museum
  • Black Bart Casino
  • Willits Rodeo Grounds
  • Greenwood State Beach
  • Montgomery Woods State Reserve
  • Fort Ross State Historic Park

Things To Do In Willits

Willits offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park has a water powered grist mill which was built in 1846. One can also plan a day trip to the Fort Ross State Historic Park and the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. This city is home to the Grace Hudson Museum that has collections of Pomo Indian artifacts, photos, and paintings by Grace Hudson. The Mendocino Woodlands State Park, which has Redwood forest, as well as the Admiral Standley State Recreation Area, are other places worth paying visits to.

Willits Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Sacramento International Airport.

Willits Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered by the Mendocino College, Butte College, and the California Maritime Academy.

People

Total Population 4,853
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,087
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 39.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.3%
Median Earnings25+ $26,460
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,426
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,646

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,233
% Above Poverty Level 73.8%
% Below Poverty Level 26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 17.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 39.9%
Median Gross Rent $846
Median House Value $224,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.4%
US/American 0.4%
English 12.9%
Irish 11%

Willits Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles NW of Santa Rosa, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles NW of Sacramento, California
County Mendocino
Standard Zip Codes 95429, 95490
Phone Area Codes 707
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.409
Longitude -123.354

Willits 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 WILLITS 1 NE
Distance 0.5 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
Station UKIAH
Distance 19.4 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 35 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dos Rios (95429)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fort Bragg 7,274 $54,615
Ukiah 15,956 $53,145

Willits Hospitals

FRANK R HOWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1 MADRONE STREET
(707) 459-6801
Emergency Service: Yes

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Willits High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WILLITS HIGH
299 N. MAIN ST.
707-459-7700
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 616 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

LA VIDA INDEPENDENT STUDY CHARTER
16200 NORTH HIGHWAY 101
707-459-6344
A Charter School.
Serves 94 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

WILLITS CHARTER
7 S. MARIN ST.
707-459-5506
A Charter School.
Serves 84 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

NEW HORIZONS (ALTER)
371 E. COMMERCIAL ST.
707-459-4801
A Non-traditional School
Serves 61 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

SANHEDRIN HIGH SCHOOL
120 N. MAIN ST.
707-459-4801
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 60 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

WILLITS SECONDARY COMMUNITY DAY
371 COMMERCIAL ST.
707-459-7754
A Non-traditional School
Serves 15 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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