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Overview

Introduction to Fort Bragg, California

Fort Bragg, California, in Mendocino county, is 91 miles NW of Santa Rosa, California and 137 miles NW of San Francisco, California

Fort Bragg History

Fort Bragg was established in 1857 by the Third Artillery Regiment. The post was named in honor of Captain Braxton Bragg, who was a member of the Third Artillery Regiment. He was also a Mexican-American War Veteran, and later became a general in the Confederate Army. Much of the early economy of the area depended on logging from the vast forests of redwood trees nearby.

Fort Bragg and Nearby Attractions

  • Admiral Standley State Recreation Area.
  • Kelley House Museum.
  • Caspar Headlands State Reserve.
  • Mendocino County Museum.
  • Navarro River Redwoods State Park.
  • Grace Hudson Museum.

Things To Do In Fort Bragg

The Ten Mile River Beach, Glass Beach, MacKerricher State Park and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are all accessible from Fort Bragg. Parks in the area include the Mendocino Woodlands State Park, the Westport Union-Landing State Beach, the Jug Handle State Reserve and the Admiral Standley State Recreation Area. Local churches include the Fort Bragg Seventh Day Adventist Church, Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church and the Grace Community Church. The Fort Bragg Branch Mendocino County Library is located in Fort Brag as well.

Fort Bragg Transportation

Sonoma County Airport is nearby.

Fort Bragg Higher Education

Humboldt State University, Napa Valley College and Mendocino College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,260
Male Share of the Population51.6%
Female Share of the Population48.4%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+3,187
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married35.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.5%
Median Earnings25+$25,597
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,248
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,240

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,415
% Above Poverty Level78%
% Below Poverty Level22%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home9.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work12%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.6%
Median Gross Rent$985
Median House Value$294,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.5%
German11.1%
Irish10.9%
English8.4%
Italian7.1%
Portuguese3.4%
French Except Basque3.1%
Swedish2.9%
Scottish2.7%
Finnish2.4%
Polish2.3%
Welsh1.7%
Danishn1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Russian0.7%
Dutch0.5%
Greek0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Arab0.3%
African0.3%
Ugandan0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Icelander0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Fort Bragg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mendocino County
Standard Zip Codes95437
Phone Area Codes707
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude39.49
Approximate Longitude-123.74

Fort Bragg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFORT BRAGG 5 N
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp41 to 56 F
Apr Temp43 to 61 F
Jul Temp50 to 67 F
Oct Temp46 to 64 F
Annual Precip41 inches
StationWILLITS 1 NE
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 55 F
Apr Temp37 to 64 F
Jul Temp47 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.7 inches
StationPOINT ARENA
Distance38.2 miles
Jan Temp39 to 57 F
Apr Temp42 to 60 F
Jul Temp49 to 66 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip41.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Willits4,848$39,167

Fort Bragg Hospitals

Mendocino Coast District Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
700 River Drive

Fort Bragg Public Schools

Dana Gray Elementary
1197 E. Chestnut St.
ZIP: 95437
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Fort Bragg High
300 Dana St.
ZIP: 95437
High
Total Enrollment 539
Fort Bragg Middle
500 Harold St.
ZIP: 95437
Middle
Total Enrollment 383
Lighthouse Community Day
250 S. Sanderson Way
ZIP: 95437
High
Total Enrollment 14
Noyo High (continuation)
250 S. Sanderson Way
ZIP: 95437
High
Total Enrollment 22
Redwood Elementary
324 S. Lincoln St.
ZIP: 95437
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Shelter Cove
310 S. Lincoln St.
ZIP: 95437
Middle
Total Enrollment 4
Three Rivers Charter
1211 Del Mar Dr.
ZIP: 95437
Other
Total Enrollment 109
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