For population 25 years and over in Willits:
For population 15 years and over in Willits city:
362 residents are foreign born (6.2% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,106 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Rosa, CA (74.7 miles , pop. 147,595).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Contra Costa, CA (114.7 miles , pop. 236,008).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (459.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).
Nearest cities: Redwood-Potter, CA (3.4 miles ), Ukiah, CA (4.4 miles ), Laytonville, CA (4.5 miles ), Talmage, CA (4.6 miles ), Fort Bragg, CA (4.9 miles ), Mendocino, CA (5.0 miles ), Covelo, CA (5.3 miles ), Laytonville-Leggett, CA (5.4 miles ).
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Latitude: 39.40 N, Longitude: 123.35 WWillits nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Gateway to the Redwoods, Heart of Mendocino County, Solar Energy Capital of the World
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,240 (+25.3%)
Area code: 707
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Willits detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 18 (12 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -84 (-1.6%).
Work and jobs in Willits: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Willits, California
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Willits-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 1151% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 99.0 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 75.7 miles away from Willits center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 4/26/1992 at 11:18:25, a magnitude 6.7 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 13.8 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 90.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/26/1992 at 07:41:39, a magnitude 6.6 (5.9 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.5 MW, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1991 at 19:29:40, a magnitude 6.3 (6.0 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.3 MW, 6.0 ML, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from Willits center
On 7/31/1987 at 23:56:58, a magnitude 6.0 (5.6 MB, 6.0 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 81.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Mendocino County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Kelvin Chapman - Retired baseball player.
Hospital/medical center in Willits:
Airports located in Willits:
Amtrak station:WILLITS (COMMERCIAL ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
Local government website: www.willits.org
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See full list of schools located in Willits, School District: WILLITS UNIFIED
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.448. This is worse than average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 5.45. This is significantly better than average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 19.8. This is significantly better than average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Willits and their reported violations in the past:BROOKTRAILS TOWNSHIP CSD (Population served: 3700, Surface_water):
Past health violations:CREEKSIDE CABINS & RV RESORT (Population served: 124, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:WENTE BOY SCOUT CAMP (Population served: 100, Surface_water):
Past health violations:RIDGE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 70, Purch_groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 22.8%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 24.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.8% for American Indian residents, 27.5% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Willits (based on Mendocino County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.21%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 51
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Number of full-service restaurants: 119
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Willits government finances in 2002(per resident):
4.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,772 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($355 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,244 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Willits fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Willits, CA
Total length: 22 meters (72ft)
Total costs: $803,000
Total average daily traffic: 58,888
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,089
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 102,064
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Willits)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Willits, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 158 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Willits)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 36 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Willits)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Willits, CA
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Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2013.