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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,848
Male Share of the Population42.9%
Female Share of the Population57.1%
Senior Citizens18%
Employed Population 16+1,698
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married34.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.9%
Median Earnings25+$23,304
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,471
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,167
% Above Poverty Level69%
% Below Poverty Level31%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work10.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone39.1%
Median Gross Rent$898
Median House Value$202,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.3%
English15.9%
Irish13.8%
German10.3%
Italian6%
Russian3.5%
Swedish3.3%
Portuguese2.9%
French Except Basque2.3%
Norwegian1.9%
Dutch1.8%
Ukrainian1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Belgian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Greek0.3%
US/American0.3%
Polish0.3%
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Willits Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mendocino County
Standard Zip Codes95490
Phone Area Codes707
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude39.49
Approximate Longitude-123.36

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)

StationWILLITS 1 NE
Distance0.5 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
StationUKIAH
Distance19.4 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
Distance35 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fort Bragg7,260$48,415
Ukiah15,884$52,669

Willits Hospitals

Frank R Howard Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
1 Marcela Drive

Willits Public Schools

Baechtel Grove Middle
1150 Magnolia St.
ZIP: 95490
Middle
Total Enrollment 335
Blosser Lane Elementary
1275 Blosser Ln.
ZIP: 95490
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Brookside Elementary
Spruce And Lincoln Way
ZIP: 95490
Primary
Total Enrollment 365
La Vida Charter
16201 N. Highway 101
ZIP: 95490
Other
Total Enrollment 79
New Horizons
120 N. Main St.
ZIP: 95490
Other
Total Enrollment 40
Sanhedrin High
120 N. Main St.
ZIP: 95490
High
Total Enrollment 40
Sherwood
32600 Sherwood Rd.
ZIP: 95490
Primary
Total Enrollment 39
Willits Charter
1431 S. Main St.
ZIP: 95490
Other
Total Enrollment 129
Willits Community Day
1150 Magnolia St.
ZIP: 95490
Willits Elementary Charter
405 E. Commercial St.
ZIP: 95490
Primary
Total Enrollment 137
Willits High
299 N. Main St.
ZIP: 95490
High
Total Enrollment 442
Willits Secondary Community Day
370 E. Commercial St.
ZIP: 95490

Willits Private Schools

Willits Sda School
22751 Bray Rd
ZIP: 95490
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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