Willits, California Population 2023

5,018

Willits is a city located in Mendocino County California. With a 2023 population of 5,018, it is the 643rd largest city in California and the 6601st largest city in the United States.Willits is currently growing at a rate of 0.20% annually and its population has increased by 0.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,988 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Willits has a population density of 1,781 people per square mile.

The average household income in Willits is $52,148 with a poverty rate of 27.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Willits is 41.7 years, 38.4 years for males, and 50.3 years for females.

Willits Demographics

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

  • White: 80.65%
  • Two or more races: 9.85%
  • Other race: 6.21%
  • Native American: 1.94%
  • Black or African American: 0.96%
  • Asian: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Willits, California is 5,018 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,988.

Willits, California Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Willits Population by Race

Willits Population Pyramid 2023

Willits Median Age

41.7

Total

38.4

Male

50.3

Female

Willits Adults

There are 3,973 adults, (1,265 of whom are seniors) in Willits.

Willits Age Dependency

80.8

Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Willits Sex Ratio

Female2,61853.48%
Male2,27746.52%

Willits Population by Age

Willits Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.96

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

33.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Willits Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Willits Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Willits Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 89.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.89%.

Willits Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$31,053

Average Earnings

$34,125

Average Male

$28,802

Average Female

Willits Earnings by Educational Attainment

Willits Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Willits Language

88.01% of Willits residents speak only English, while 11.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.02% of the population.

Willits Language

Willits Poverty by Race

rate

27.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.86%

Male Poverty Rate

15.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Willits

The race most likely to be in poverty in Willits is Other, with 51.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Willits is Native, with 2.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.97%.

Willits Poverty

Willits Poverty Rate by Education

Willits Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Willits Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Willits Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.2%

Male Marriage Rate

27.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Willits Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Willits Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Willits Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Willits Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

317

Number of Veterans

317

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Willits Veterans by War

Willits Veterans by Age

count

Willits Veterans by Race

Willits Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Willits Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.6%

Labor Force Participation

48%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Willits Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Willits Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Willits 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

65.50%

Born in Willits

91.34%

Native Born

6.80%

Foreign Born

1.54%

Non Citizen

5.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.34% of Willits residents were born in the United States, with 65.50% having been born in California. 1.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Willits Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Willits Population by Year