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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,318
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+13,123
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married55.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.6%
Median Earnings25+$45,007
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,143
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,872

Wealth

Median Family Income$96,523
% Above Poverty Level95.7%
% Below Poverty Level4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone19%
Median Gross Rent$1,770
Median House Value$445,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.3%
German15.8%
Irish11.2%
English10.2%
Italian9.3%
French Except Basque2.8%
Scottish1.9%
Polish1.7%
Dutch1.5%
Portuguese1.5%
Swedish1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Russian1%
Swiss0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Basque0.2%
Arab0.2%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
US/American0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Windsor Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sonoma County
Standard Zip Codes95492
Phone Area Codes707
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.53
Approximate Longitude-122.81

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)

StationHEALDSBURG
Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp39 to 57 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp54 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip42.1 inches
StationCALISTOGA
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp35 to 59 F
Apr Temp42 to 72 F
Jul Temp53 to 92 F
Oct Temp46 to 80 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationCLOVERDALE
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp39 to 56 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp55 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 78 F
Annual Precip42 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Calistoga5,281$80,781
Cotati7,415$83,903
Healdsburg11,614$86,471
Rohnert Park41,928$74,543
Santa Rosa173,165$72,825
Sebastopol7,630$59,167

Windsor Public Schools

Bridges Community Based School, North County Consortium
9291 Old Redwood Hwy, Bldg. 500
ZIP: 95492
Other
Total Enrollment 43
Brooks Elementary
750 Natalie Dr.
ZIP: 95492
Middle
Total Enrollment 531
Cali Calmecac Language Academy
9941 Starr Rd.
ZIP: 95492
Primary
Total Enrollment 1048
Windsor Creek Elementary
8955 Conde Ln.
ZIP: 95492
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Windsor High
8695 Windsor Rd.
ZIP: 95492
High
Total Enrollment 1689
Windsor Middle
9500 Brooks Rd. S.
ZIP: 95492
Middle
Total Enrollment 943
Windsor Oaks Academy
8681 Windsor Rd.
ZIP: 95492
High
Total Enrollment 87

Windsor Private Schools

Windsor Christian Academy
10285 Starr Rd
ZIP: 95492
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
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