Introduction to Winters, California

Located in Yolo county, the city of Winters, California, is 11 miles N of Vacaville, California (center to center) and 26 miles W of Sacramento, California

Winters History

The area's first American settler was John Reid Wolfskill, who arrived in the area in 1842. The city was given the name "Winters" from a businessman named Theodore W. Winters who donated a large portion of land to the city. The city opened its first post office in 1875.

Winters and Nearby Attractions

  • Yolo county Historical Museum.
  • Woodland Opera House State Historic Park.
  • Helen Putnam regional Park.
  • San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Things To Do In Winters

The city is home to several museums, such as the Natsoulas John gallery, Davis Art Center and the Yolo county Historical Museum. The Yolo county Historical museum has a large collection of furnishings and artifacts from between 1850 and the 1930s. The Sacramento Zoo is located just a few miles away from Winters. There are also a number of private parks and gardens in Winters, such as Lagoon Valley Park, Nut Tree Park, Fairy Tale Town and Central Park. These places can be enjoyed by both children and adults alike.

Winters Transportation

The Sacramento International Airport is the closest airport to Willows.

Winters Higher Education

Some of the schools for higher education near Willows are the University of California, Solano county Community College District, Napa Valley College and the Sacramento City College.


Total Population 6,927
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 10.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,133
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 59.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.3%
Median Earnings25+ $40,185
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,580
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,430


Median Family Income $66,474
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%


People Living Alone 17.2%
Median Gross Rent $953
Median House Value $255,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.3%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 7.1%

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

Winters Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Vacaville, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles W of Sacramento, California
County Yolo
Standard Zip Codes 95694
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.525
Longitude -121.969

Winters Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 60 to 96 F
Oct Temp 51 to 80 F
Annual Precip 22.8 inches
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 58 to 96 F
Oct Temp 49 to 80 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 56 to 93 F
Oct Temp 48 to 79 F
Annual Precip 19 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Davis 66,510 $110,271
Dixon 18,908 $75,162
Fairfield 109,468 $75,977
Suisun City 28,867 $73,027
Vacaville 94,795 $85,441
Woodland 56,997 $65,358

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

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Winters High Schools

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Serves 701 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

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Serves 28 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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