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Overview

Introduction to Windsor, California

Windsor, California, in Sonoma County, is 9 miles NW of Santa Rosa, California (center to center) and 57 miles N of San Francisco, California. The town is conveniently located inside the Santa Rosa metropolitan area.

Windsor History

Although Windsor was only incorporated in 1992, the proposal to make to so came during the 1800s. The town began as an agricultural center in this area of rolling hills and plains. Hiram Lewis, one of the town settlers, came from England and this topography reminded him greatly of his own English countryside around Windsor Castle. The town thus came to be known as Windsor. Windsor was incorporated on July 1, 1992.

Windsor and Nearby Attractions

  • Esposti Park.
  • Keiser Park.
  • Hiram Lewis Park.
  • Pat Elsbree Skate Park.
  • Wilson Ranch Soccer Park.
  • Windsor Town Green.

Things To Do In Windsor

Windsor is full of open spaces, playgrounds and parks which are excellent places for both adults and kids to spend their leisure time. The parks also include picnic areas, softball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts and play areas. Many good restaurants and cafes can be found in the city.

Windsor Transportation

Sonoma County airport is the local airport that serves the city.

Windsor Higher Education

The city is in close proximity to Santa Rosa junior college.

People

Total Population 27,205
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 12,879
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 56%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.7%
Median Earnings25+ $46,323
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,691
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,601

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,693
% Above Poverty Level 95.9%
% Below Poverty Level 4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,709
Median House Value $407,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.7%
Irish 11.6%

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

Windsor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Santa Rosa, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles N of San Francisco, California
County Sonoma
Standard Zip Codes 95492
Phone Area Codes 707
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.547
Longitude -122.815

Windsor 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 HEALDSBURG
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 57 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 54 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Station CALISTOGA
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 59 F
Apr Temp 42 to 72 F
Jul Temp 53 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 80 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station CLOVERDALE
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 56 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 55 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 42 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Calistoga 5,267 $65,517
Cotati 7,376 $83,342
Healdsburg 11,539 $75,885
Rohnert Park 41,651 $70,800
Santa Rosa 172,066 $70,201
Sebastopol 7,583 $63,333

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

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Windsor High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WINDSOR HIGH
9500 BROOKS ROAD S.
707-837-7767
Serves 1,334 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.1

WINDSOR OAKS ACADEMY
8681 WINDSOR RD.
707-837-7709
A Non-traditional School
Serves 45 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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