Ukiah, California Population 2024

15,566

Ukiah is a city located in Mendocino County California. Ukiah has a 2024 population of 15,566. It is also the county seat of Mendocino County.Ukiah is currently declining at a rate of -1.82% annually and its population has decreased by -6.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,576 in 2020.

The average household income in Ukiah is $90,736 with a poverty rate of 16.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ukiah is 38.9 years, 37.3 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

Ukiah Demographics

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

  • White: 70.85%
  • Other race: 11.62%
  • Two or more races: 11.12%
  • Asian: 3.35%
  • Native American: 2.74%
  • Black or African American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
4.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,253.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.09% (-1,010)
The current population of Ukiah, California is 15,566 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,576.

Ukiah, California Population 2024

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Ukiah Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,68870.85%
Other race1,91711.62%
Two or more races1,83511.12%
Asian5533.35%
Native American4522.74%
Black or African American510.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ukiah Population by Race

Ukiah Population Pyramid 2024

Ukiah Median Age

38.9

Total

37.3

Male

39.9

Female

Ukiah Adults

There are 12,324 adults, (2,780 of whom are seniors) in Ukiah.

Ukiah Age Dependency

72.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Ukiah Sex Ratio

Female8,45351.24%
Male8,04348.76%

Ukiah Population by Age

Ukiah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,8852.6850.749.3
Non Family2,5581.2134.265.8
Married2,1123.8780.119.9
Female9643.4831.168.9
Male2514.534753
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3.63

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

50.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ukiah Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ukiah Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ukiah Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.97%.

Ukiah Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,023

Average Earnings

$46,107

Average Male

$34,290

Average Female

Ukiah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ukiah Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ukiah Language

70.29% of Ukiah residents speak only English, while 29.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.49% of the population.

Ukiah Language

Ukiah Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,8691,48125.23%
White8,8401,02211.56%
Multiple1,79862234.59%
Other1,87125713.74%
Native42412028.3%
Asian518275.21%
Black261869.23%
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16.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.18%

Male Poverty Rate

15.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ukiah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ukiah is Black, with 69.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ukiah is Asian, with 5.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.32%.

Ukiah Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.23%
High School24.77%
Some College11.88%
Bachelors or Greater3.66%
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Ukiah Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed40.75%
Female Unemployed20.08%
Female Employed5.49%
Male Employed4.56%
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Ukiah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ukiah Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ukiah Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.3%

Male Marriage Rate

33.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Ukiah Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ukiah Marriage

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

Ukiah Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ukiah Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

952

Number of Veterans

919

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

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Ukiah Veterans by War

count

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Ukiah Veterans by Age

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Ukiah Veterans by Race

Ukiah Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

24.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ukiah Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Ukiah Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ukiah Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ukiah Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.63%

Born in Ukiah

86.35%

Native Born

13.65%

Foreign Born

8.19%

Non Citizen

5.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.35% of Ukiah residents were born in the United States, with 68.63% having been born in California. 8.19% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202914,121-289-2.01%
202814,410-289-1.97%
202714,699-289-1.93%
202614,988-289-1.89%
202515,277-289-1.86%
202415,566-289-1.82%
202315,855-289-1.79%
202216,144-289-1.76%
202116,433-143-0.86%
202016,5765723.57%
201916,004-86-0.53%
201816,0901350.85%
201715,9551100.69%
201615,845190.12%
201515,826-33-0.21%
201415,859160.1%
201315,843-67-0.42%
201215,910220.14%
201115,888-131-0.82%
201016,0195223.37%
200015,4978986.15%
199014,5992,56421.3%
198012,0351,94019.22%
197010,0951951.97%
19609,9003,78061.76%
19506,1202,38964.03%
19403,73160719.43%
19303,12481935.53%
19202,3051697.91%
19102,13628615.46%
19001,85022313.71%
18901,62769474.38%
1880933
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Ukiah Population by Year