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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Ukiah is approximately 15,497 (2000), 16075 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,825 (1990), 6158 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ukiah is 12.257 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ukiah to Washington DC is 2620 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 108 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ukiah is positioned 39.14 degrees north of the equator and 123.20 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Ukiah elevation is 610 feet above sea level.
Ukiah per capita income is $ 23,758 (1999) .
Ukiah median income is $ 36,855 (1997).
Ukiah average annual rainfall is 36.96 inches per year
Ukiah average temperature is 59.8 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 46.1 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 73.5 degrees F.


On Hwy 101 about 100 miles north of San Francisco in the Yokayo Valley. It is about an hour from the Pacific coast.
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History & History Related Items

The Pomo Indians called this area Yokayo, which means Deep Valley or South Valley. The Anglos who came to the area changed the spelling to Ukiah. It is an active agricultural area. It is the seat of Mendocino County. The first settler, Samuel Lowry, came here in 1856.

Here is a good history page for Ukiah
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The settling of Ukiah


The incorporation of Ukiah



Lake Mendocino is nearby for boating and fishing; Wineries, including Parducci and Fetzer, are nearby. Skunk Train is 24 miles to the north in Willits. Montgomery Redwoods is nearby.

Grace Hudson Museum
The Sun House
Phone: (707) 467-2836
The Grace Hudson Museum is an art, history, and anthropology museum focusing on the lifework of Grace Carpenter Hudson, Dr. John W. Hudson, and other members of a distinguished local family
The Sun HOuse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is California Historical Landmark No. 926.

The The Mendocino Ballet Company and School
205 South State St.
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: 707-463-2290

Ukiah Civic Light Opera

Ukiah Symphony
Phone: (707) 462-0236

Recreation in the Ukiah area.
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Economy & Industry

Agriculture remains the number one industry in the area. Because of the fertile soil and good climate, there are many vineyards, wineries, pear orchards and wood products plants. In recent years, more non-agricultural businesses have re-located in the area. The County also employs many people in Ukiah.
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Ukiah City Government

City of Ukiah
300 Seminary Avenue
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 463-6200
Fax: (707) 463-6204
City Manager Email

Ukiah is the County Seat of Mendocino County.

Ukiah Chamber

Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce
200 South School Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 462-4705
Fax: (707) 462-2088

Ukiah Organizations

Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce
200 South School Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 462-4705
Fax: (707) 462-2088

Ukiah Schools

Ukiah Unified School District
Ukiah High School Ukiah


The population of Ukiah was:
1990 - 14,599
2000 - 15,497
2001 - 15,649

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