Mendocino County, CA

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2022 Population
91,145
0.425% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.7
0.229% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.2%
2.08% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,335
8.79% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$463,700
11.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
38,062
2.34% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Mendocino County, CA had a population of 91.1k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $61,335. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mendocino County, CA declined from 91,534 to 91,145, a −0.425% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,378 to $61,335, a 8.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mendocino County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.8%), White (Hispanic) (10.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.13%), Other (Hispanic) (6.71%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.18%).

None of the households in Mendocino County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.3% of the residents in Mendocino County, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mendocino County, CA are Mendocino College (636 degrees awarded in 2022), Dharma Realm Buddhist University (14 degrees), and Ukiah Adult School (0 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Mendocino County, CA was $463,700, and the homeownership rate was 60.9%.

Most people in Mendocino County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Mendocino County, CA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Mendocino County, CA is home to a population of 91.1k people, from which 93.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.3% of Mendocino County, CA residents were born outside of the country (10.3k people).

In 2022, there were 5.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.3k people) in Mendocino County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.86k White (Hispanic) and 7.41k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.3%
2022 Citizenship
92.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.3% of Mendocino County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mendocino County, CA was 92.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mendocino County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    57.3k ± 377
  2. White (Hispanic)
    9.86k ± 1.48k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    7.41k ± 1.28k
26.8%
Hispanic Population
24.4k people

In 2022, there were 5.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.3k people) in Mendocino County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.86k White (Hispanic) and 7.41k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

26.8% of the people in Mendocino County, CA are hispanic (24.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Mendocino County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.3k people
12.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.4k people

As of 2022, 11.3% of Mendocino County, CA residents (10.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mendocino County, CA was 12.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,297 ± 363
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    551 ± 177
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    348 ± 163

Mendocino County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mendocino County, CA employs 38.1k people. The largest industries in Mendocino County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,814 people), Retail Trade (5,129 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,261 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,333), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,161), and Finance & Insurance ($63,333).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

38.1k
2022 Value
± 1,657
−2.34%
1 Year decline
± 6.29%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mendocino County, CA declined at a rate of −2.34%, from 39k employees to 38.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mendocino County, CA, are Management Occupations (4,867 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,268 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,203 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mendocino County, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

38.1k
2022 Value
± 1,657
−2.34%
1 Year decline
± 6.29%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mendocino County, CA declined at a rate of −2.34%, from 39k employees to 38.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mendocino County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,814 people), Retail Trade (5,129 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,261 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mendocino County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Mendocino County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,068
Median earning men ± $1,777
$32,599
Median earning women ± $2,135

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($85,199), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,822), and Construction ($52,059).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($56,052), Public Administration ($49,005), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,692).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 857
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 555
    Retail Trade
  3. 509
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mendocino County, CA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 66.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (30.6%), followed by Other (1.62%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Mendocino County, CA awarded 650 degrees. The student population of Mendocino County, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,310 male students and 2,276 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mendocino County, CA are White (291 and 44.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (256 and 39.5%), American Indian or Alaska Native (39 and 6.02%), and Asian (35 and 5.4%).

The largest universities in Mendocino County, CA by number of degrees awarded are Mendocino College (636 and 97.8%), Dharma Realm Buddhist University (14 and 2.15%), and Ukiah Adult School (0 and 0%).

The most popular majors in Mendocino County, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (132 and 20.3%), General Health Services (96 and 14.8%), and Other Health Preparatory Programs (96 and 14.8%).

The median tuition cost in Mendocino County, CA for private four year colleges is $21,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2022 in Mendocino County, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 54.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 66.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,586 (36.5% men and 63.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,586 students enrolled in Mendocino County, CA, 36.5% men and 63.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,577 records, of which 64.8% were women and 35.2% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Mendocino County, CA was General Health Services with 96 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Mendocino County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 636 degrees awarded
  2. 14 degrees awarded
  3. 0 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mendocino College with 636 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 174 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mendocino County, CA, which is 0.366 times less than the 476 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 291 degrees mean that there were 1.14 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 256 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($21,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($43) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,080) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mendocino County, CA was $463,700 in 2022, which is 1.64 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $417,100 to $463,700, a 11.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Mendocino County, CA is 60.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mendocino County, CA have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mendocino County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mendocino County, CA is $61,335. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Mendocino County, CA was Census Tract 114 with a value of $96,212, followed by Census Tract 117 and Census Tract 111.02, with respective values of $92,143 and $83,135.

In 2022, 26% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Mendocino County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.68%.

Property

$463,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,959
$21,044
Median Property Taxes
±$1,128

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mendocino County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

60.9%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.9% of the housing units in Mendocino County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 114
  2. Census Tract 117
  3. Census Tract 111.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mendocino County, CA was Census Tract 114 with a value of $96,212, followed by Census Tract 117 and Census Tract 111.02, with respective values of $92,143 and $83,135.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Mendocino County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$61,335
Median Household Income
± $2,198
34.6k
Number of Households
± 1,453

In 2022, the median household income of the 34.6k households in Mendocino County, CA grew to $61,335 from the previous year's value of $56,378.

The following chart displays the households in Mendocino County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mendocino County, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.2%)
  3. Carpooled (9.45%)

In 2022, 72.5% of workers in Mendocino County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.2%) and those who carpooled to work (9.45%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mendocino County, CA have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.82% of the workforce in Mendocino County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mendocino County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mendocino County, CA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 26% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Mendocino County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.68%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mendocino County, CA (14.5k out of 89.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mendocino County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.9% of the children was living in poverty in Mendocino County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 12.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 640 in Mendocino County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 72.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.8% of the population of Mendocino County, CA has health coverage, with 28.6% on employee plans, 30.9% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.79% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Mendocino County, CA see 1098 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.51% decrease from the previous year (1138 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1163 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 124 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,098 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mendocino County, CA

Primary care physicians in Mendocino County, CA see an average of 1,098 patients per year. This represents a 3.51% decrease from the previous year (1,138 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mendocino County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 17% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.2%
Uninsured
28.6%
Employer Coverage
30.9%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
1.79%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mendocino County, CA declined by 5.21% from 9.71% to 9.2%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 60.6 in Mendocino County, CA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.8% in Mendocino County, CA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.6% in Mendocino County, CA.

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