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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,884
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+6,260
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married38.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,766
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,822
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,450

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,669
% Above Poverty Level77.2%
% Below Poverty Level22.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$961
Median House Value$281,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.8%
German13.4%
Irish10.1%
English7.9%
Italian3.9%
French Except Basque2.8%
Dutch2.3%
Danishn1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Russian1.1%
Norwegian1%
Canadian1%
Swedish1%
Portuguese1%
Welsh0.8%
Polish0.8%
Arab0.7%
Czech0.7%
Finnish0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Greek0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
African0.2%
Australian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Basque0.1%
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Ukiah Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mendocino County
Standard Zip Codes95482
P.O. Box Zip Codes95418
Phone Area Codes707
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude39.12
Approximate Longitude-123.28

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)

StationUKIAH
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp37 to 56 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp55 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 76 F
Annual Precip38.9 inches
StationLAKEPORT
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp39 to 68 F
Jul Temp54 to 92 F
Oct Temp43 to 75 F
Annual Precip31.4 inches
StationWILLITS 1 NE
Distance20 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lakeport4,754$55,859
Willits4,848$39,167

Ukiah Public Libraries

Mendocino County Library
105 N. MAIN ST.
Ukiah, California
(707) 234-2873

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Ukiah Hospitals

Ukiah Valley Medical Center/hospital Drive
(Non-profit)
275 Hospital Drive

Ukiah Public Schools

Tree Of Life Charter
241 Ford Rd.
ZIP: 95482
Primary
Total Enrollment 96
Mendocino County Rop
2240 Old River Rd.
ZIP: 95482
High
South Valley High (continuation)
445 S. Dora St.
ZIP: 95482
High
Total Enrollment 172
Mendocino County Community
2240 Old River Rd.
ZIP: 95482
High
Total Enrollment 77
Ukiah High
1000 Low Gap Rd.
ZIP: 95482
High
Total Enrollment 1511
Ukiah Independent Study Academy
1000 Low Gap Rd.
ZIP: 95482
Other
Total Enrollment 92
Yokayo Elementary
790 S. Dora St.
ZIP: 95482
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Redwood Academy Of Ukiah
1059 N. State St.
ZIP: 95482
High
Total Enrollment 129
West Hills Juvenile Hall Court
585 Low Gap Rd.
ZIP: 95482
Other
Total Enrollment 5
Orr Creek
1011 Low Gap Rd.
ZIP: 95482
Other
Total Enrollment 10
Oak Manor Elementary
400 Oak Manor Dr.
ZIP: 95482
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Grace Hudson Elementary
251 Jefferson Ln.
ZIP: 95482
Primary
Total Enrollment 498
Pomolita Middle
740 N. Spring St.
ZIP: 95482
Middle
Total Enrollment 827
Nokomis Elementary
495 Washington St.
ZIP: 95482
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Accelerated Achievement Academy
1031 N. State St.
ZIP: 95482
Other
Total Enrollment 140
Calpella Elementary
151 Moore St.
ZIP: 95482
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
River Oak Charter
555 Leslie St.
ZIP: 95482
Primary
Total Enrollment 237
Frank Zeek Elementary
1060 N. Bush St.
ZIP: 95482
Primary
Total Enrollment 430

Ukiah Private Schools

St Mary At The Angels Catholic School
991 S Dora St
ZIP: 95482
Elementary
Total Enrollment 229
Instilling Goodness / Developing Virtue Schools
2001 Talmage Rd
ZIP: 95482
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 204
Ukiah Junior Academy
180 Stipp Ln
ZIP: 95482
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 92
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