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Welcome to Willits ...

The city of Willits is located in Mendocino County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Willits has a population of 4,875 people<1> (see below for details).

Willits was incorporated November 19, 1888.

The community of Willits is 1,360 feet [415 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Willits lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Willits is located in the (707) area code.

The ZIP code for Willits: 95490<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Willits had a population of 4,888 people (or 5.56% of the total population of Mendocino County). This makes Willits the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Willits represents 0.01% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 427th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,888 people, the population of Willits decreased 3.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,073 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Willits had an population of 4,875 people. This is a decrease of 0.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.9% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Willits.

Communities near Willits ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Willits and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Calpella   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Comptche   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
The Forks   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hemlock Ranch   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Laytonville   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Orrs Springs   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Willits.

Communities Also Named Willits ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Willits - they are located in Iowa and North Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Willits.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Willits. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Willits. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Willits. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Willits:

Websites for Willits ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Willits ...

Looking for more information about Willits? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Willits, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Willits.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Willits. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Willits.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Willits - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Willits). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Willits or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Willits. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Willits) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Willits. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Willits

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willits. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4089, Longitude: -123.3534     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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