Ukiah, California Population 2023

16,766

Ukiah is a city located in Mendocino County California. It is also the county seat of Mendocino County. With a 2023 population of 16,766, it is the 380th largest city in California and the 2711th largest city in the United States.Ukiah is currently growing at a rate of 0.32% annually and its population has increased by 0.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,607 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Ukiah has a population density of 3,504 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ukiah is $68,666 with a poverty rate of 22.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ukiah is 36.3 years, 33.4 years for males, and 39.5 years for females.

Ukiah Demographics

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

  • White: 80.77%
  • Other race: 7.15%
  • Two or more races: 5.67%
  • Asian: 3.21%
  • Native American: 2.52%
  • Black or African American: 0.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ukiah, California is 16,766 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,607.

Ukiah, California Population 2023

Population by Race

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 2023

Ukiah Median Age

36.3

Total

33.4

Male

39.5

Female

Ukiah Adults

There are 11,875 adults, (2,413 of whom are seniors) in Ukiah.

Ukiah Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ukiah Sex Ratio

Female7,93749.72%
Male8,02650.28%

Ukiah Population by Age

Ukiah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.43

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

49.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ukiah Households and Families

Male

Female

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

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 84.47%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 29.09%.

Ukiah Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$34,181

Average Earnings

$38,932

Average Male

$31,731

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

67.60% of Ukiah residents speak only English, while 32.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.79% of the population.

Ukiah Language

Ukiah Poverty by Race

rate

22.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.55%

Male Poverty Rate

17.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ukiah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ukiah is Multiple, with 64.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ukiah is Asian, with 7.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.91%.

Ukiah Poverty

Ukiah Poverty Rate by Education

Ukiah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ukiah Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ukiah Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

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

921

Number of Veterans

870

Male Veterans

51

Female Veterans

Ukiah Veterans by War

Ukiah Veterans by Age

count

Ukiah Veterans by Race

Ukiah Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

22.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ukiah Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

10.5%

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

64.95%

Born in Ukiah

80.67%

Native Born

15.45%

Foreign Born

10.55%

Non Citizen

4.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.67% of Ukiah residents were born in the United States, with 64.95% having been born in California. 10.55% 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 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Ukiah Population by Year