Willits, California Population 2022

5,008
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Willits is a city located in Mendocino County California. With a 2020 population of 5,008, it is the 642nd largest city in California and the 6593rd largest city in the United States. Willits is currently growing at a rate of 0.20% annually and its population has increased by 0.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,988 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Willits has a population density of 1,778 people per square mile.

The average household income in Willits is $52,148 with a poverty rate of 22.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $894 per month, and the median house value is $269,700. The median age in Willits is 38 years, 34.8 years for males, and 45.3 years for females.

Willits Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Willitswas:

  • 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 5,008 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 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,94880.65%
Black or African American470.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native951.94%
Asian190.39%
Some Other Race3046.21%
Two or More Races4829.85%
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Willits Population by Race

Willits Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Willits Sex Ratio

Female

2,618

53.48%

Male

2,277

46.52%

Willits Population by Age

Willits Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Willits Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married40.3%59.7%
All33.3%66.7%
Female33.2%66.8%
Non Family31.2%68.8%
Male26.8%73.2%

33.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Willits Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2732.1233.3
Married5143.3240.3
Male1572.6826.8
Female3582.8733.2
Non Family1,2441.3331.2

2.96

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Willits Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1855.17%
9th to 12th Grade3499.75%
High School Graduate89424.99%
Some College91425.54%
Associates Degree51814.48%
Bachelors Degree44312.38%
Graduate Degree2757.69%
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Willits Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Willits Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian181511
Black474225
White2,8202,514627
2+ Races18514318
Hispanic50232437
Other Race173637
Native American7272

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.11%.

Willits Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,053$34,125$28,802
Less Than 9th Grade$18,370$$19,058
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$29,461$29,907$28,958
Bachelors Degree$59,074$61,840$
Graduate Degree$50,658$$50,395

$31,053

Average Earnings

$34,125

Average Male

$28,802

Average Female

Willits Earnings by Educational Attainment

Willits Language by Age

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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

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,02430930.18%
Asian15426.67%
Multiple48211123.03%
White3,41969820.42%
Black47510.64%
Native9122.20%
Other117NaN%

22.88%

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 Hispanic, with 30.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Willits is Other, with NaN% 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

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.27%
High School22.58%
Some College24.61%
Bachelors or Greater8.91%

Willits Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.10%
Male Unemployed29.55%
Female Employed10.04%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Willits Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Willits Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,007$53,524
Families$48,239$64,811
Married Families$81,348-
Non Families$19,899$42,566
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Income by Household Type

Willits Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.2%

Male Marriage Rate

27.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Willits Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Willits Marital Status

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317

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War76
First Gulf War22
Vietnam209
Korea
World War II8

Willits Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3436
35 to 5426
55 to 64113
65 to 7497
75+45

Willits Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2908.74%
Asian422.22%
2+ Races238.52%
Hispanic537.70%

Willits Veterans by Race

Willits Veterans by Education

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13.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Willits Veterans by Education

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53.6%

Labor Force Participation

48%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Willits Employment by Age

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Willits Employment by Race

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Willits 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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66.74%

Born in Willits

93.07%

Native Born

6.93%

Foreign Born

1.57%

Non Citizen

5.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.07% of Willits residents were born in the United States, with 66.74% having been born in California. 1.57% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18801530.00%
189081566218.21%
1900791-24-0.30%
19101,1533623.84%
19201,4683152.44%
19302,6911,2236.25%
19401,625-1,066-4.92%
19502,6911,0665.17%
19603,4107192.40%
19703,091-319-0.98%
19804,0089172.63%
19905,0271,0192.29%
20005,073460.09%
20104,888-185-0.37%
20114,898100.20%
20124,908100.20%
20134,918100.20%
20144,928100.20%
20154,938100.20%
20164,948100.20%
20174,958100.20%
20184,968100.20%
20194,978100.20%
20204,988100.20%
20214,998100.20%
20225,008100.20%

Willits Population by Year