Ukiah, California Population 2021

15,683
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Ukiah is a city located in Mendocino County California. It is also the county seat of Mendocino County. With a 2020 population of 15,683, it is the 325th largest city in California and the 2253rd largest city in the United States . Ukiah is currently declining at a rate of -0.98% annually and its population has decreased by -2.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,075 in 2010. Ukiah reached it's highest population of 16,151 in 2018. Spanning over 5 miles, Ukiah has a population density of 3,278 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ukiah is $68,666 with a poverty rate of 19.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,205 per month, and the median house value is $349,600. The median age in Ukiah is 38.1 years, 34.7 years for males, and 40.5 years for females.

Ukiah Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ukiah was:

  • White: 80.59%
  • Other race: 7.37%
  • Two or more races: 4.65%
  • Asian: 3.38%
  • Native American: 2.60%
  • Black or African American: 1.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.26%
The current population of Ukiah, California is 15,683 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,151.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,075.

Ukiah, California Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202185,445-652-0.76%
202086,097-652-0.76%
201986,749-652-0.75%
201887,401-175-0.20%
201787,5762910.33%
201687,2851780.20%
201587,107-118-0.14%
201487,2251710.20%
201387,054-234-0.27%
201287,288-46-0.05%
201187,334-465-0.53%
201087,7990.00%

Ukiah Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,84880.59%
Some Other Race1,1757.37%
Two or More Races7424.65%
Asian5393.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native4142.60%
Black or African American1831.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander420.26%
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Ukiah Population by Race

Ukiah Population Pyramid $2021

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Ukiah Median Age

38.1


Total

34.7


Male

40.5


Female

Ukiah Adults

There are 12,192 adults, (2,321 of whom are seniors) in Ukiah.

Ukiah Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Ukiah Sex Ratio

Female

7,925

49.71%

Male

8,018

50.29%

Ukiah Population by Age

Ukiah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ukiah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.8%40.2%
All45.3%54.7%
Male36.7%63.3%
Non Family35.8%64.2%
Female29.9%70.1%

45.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ukiah Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,9922.5545.3
Married2,5473.4559.8
Non Family2,3911.235.8
Female7683.2629.9
Male2863.9436.7

3.32

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Ukiah Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,22311.23%
9th to 12th Grade8217.54%
High School Graduate2,64824.31%
Some College3,01027.64%
Associates Degree8357.67%
Bachelors Degree1,40012.85%
Graduate Degree9548.76%
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Ukiah Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ukiah Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,5106,0941,834
Hispanic3,3401,891289
Other Race77133933
Asian434404136
2+ Races37624943
Native American16767
Black16216252
Islander4242

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 32.10%.

Ukiah Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,120$33,267$25,733
Less Than 9th Grade$21,713$21,320$25,398
High School Graduate$31,880$41,797$19,322
Some College$26,115$27,282$23,180
Bachelors Degree$41,771$48,774$36,591
Graduate Degree$74,412$75,909$57,250

$30,120

Average Earnings

$33,267

Average Male

$25,733

Average Female

Ukiah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ukiah Language by Age

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Ukiah Language

65.75% of Ukiah residents speak only English, while 34.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29.83% of the population.

Ukiah Language

Ukiah Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic6,0541,69327.96%
White7,9131,09313.81%
Other1,14713311.60%
Multiple69313018.76%
Native3907118.21%
Black1444128.47%
Asian530336.23%

19.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.82%

Male Poverty Rate

19.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ukiah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ukiah is Black, with 28.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ukiah is Asian, with 6.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.76%.

Ukiah Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.62%
High School21.30%
Some College16.26%
Bachelors or Greater2.95%

Ukiah Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.35%
Male Unemployed15.17%
Male Employed10.12%
Female Employed5.74%

Ukiah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ukiah Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,889$68,666
Families$62,878$73,783
Married Families$76,394-
Non Families$32,067$58,088
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Income by Household Type

Ukiah Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Ukiah Married by Age and Sex

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Ukiah Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ukiah Marital Status by Race

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Ukiah Marital Status

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976

Number of Veterans

931

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam326
First Gulf War191
Second Gulf War145
World War II84
Korea82

Ukiah Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+300
65 to 74241
35 to 54218
18 to 34112
55 to 64105

Ukiah Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9329.33%
Hispanic1483.68%
2+ Races449.87%

Ukiah Veterans by Race

Ukiah Veterans by Education

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15.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ukiah Veterans by Education

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62.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

11.4%

Unemployment Rate

Ukiah Employment by Age

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Ukiah Employment by Race

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Ukiah Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.96%

Born in Ukiah

81.81%

Native Born

18.19%

Foreign Born

11.96%

Non Citizen

6.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.81% of Ukiah residents were born in the United States, with 64.96% having been born in California. 11.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ukiah Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,683-156-0.98%
202015,839-156-0.98%
201915,995-156-0.97%
201816,1511951.22%
201715,9561280.81%
201615,828-3-0.02%
201515,831-42-0.26%
201415,873190.12%
201315,854-55-0.35%
201215,909-10-0.06%
201115,919-105-0.66%
201016,0245270.33%
200015,4978980.60%
199014,5992,5641.95%
198012,0351,9401.77%
197010,0951950.20%
19609,9003,7804.93%
19506,1202,3895.07%
19403,7316071.79%
19303,1248193.09%
19202,3051690.76%
19102,1362861.45%
19001,8502231.29%
18901,6276945.72%
18809330.00%

Ukiah Population by Year