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Willits is a city in Mendocino County, in the Ukiah metro area.

The community was named after Hiram Willits, settler

The latitude of Willits is 39.409N. The longitude is -123.354W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,391 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,139.


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Median household income
Local
$26,283
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Willits demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 27. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Seabiscuit, the famous racehorse, and his owner, Charles Howard
Historic sites and museums: Mendocino County Museum
Quotes:
Few people in this scrappy former timber town nestled in the redwoods would disagree that the most famous citizen ever to hail from here was short-legged, knobby-kneed, somewhat scrawny and ill-tempered -- a mud-colored underdog, not unlike Willits itself.
-- The New York Times, July 15, 2003

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16% of Willits residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Willits ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Willits was $16,642, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Willits residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Willits, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $475.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,029.


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Libraries in Willits include Willits Branch Library ... View libraries

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National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KZYZ.

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Mendocino County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Willits political report.

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The average commute time for Willits workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Willits include Baechtel Creek Inn, Beside Still Waters Farm B&B, Best Value Inn Holiday Lodge, Best Western Willits Inn, Super 8.

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“ Few people in this scrappy former timber town nestled in the redwoods would disagree that the most famous citizen ever to hail from here was short-legged, knobby-kneed, somewhat scrawny and ill-tempered -- a mud-colored underdog, not unlike Willits itself. ”
~ The New York Times, July 15, 2003

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