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Windsor, California

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Welcome to Windsor ...

The town of Windsor is located in Sonoma County<1>.

When the people of Windsor refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Windsorites<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Windsor has a population of 27,552 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Windsor, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated July 1, 1992.

Windsor is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Windsor is within the boundaries of the (707) area code.

The ZIP code for Windsor: 95492<5>

Websites for Windsor ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Windsor had an population of 27,552 people. This is an increase of 2.8% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Windsor had a population of 26,801 people (or 5.54% of the total population of Sonoma County). This makes Windsor the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Windsor represents 0.07% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 253rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 26,801 people, the population of Windsor increased 17.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 22,744 people).

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

Communities Also Named Windsor ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 45 communities that are also named Windsor - they are located in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec (3), South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia (4) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Windsor ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Windsor.

  • Santa Rosa [Sonoma County]
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    • Santa Rosa [Sonoma County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Windsor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 174,613 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Rosa<7>
  • Rohnert Park [Sonoma County]
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    • Rohnert Park [Sonoma County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Windsor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,975 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rohnert Park<7>
  • Sebastopol [Sonoma County]
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    • Sebastopol [Sonoma County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Windsor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,593 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<7>
  • Cotati [Sonoma County]
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    • Cotati [Sonoma County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Windsor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,453 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cotati<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saint Helena [Napa County]
    • Calistoga [Napa County]
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      • Calistoga [Napa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Windsor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,286 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calistoga<7>
    • Camp Rose [Sonoma County]
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      • Camp Rose [Sonoma County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Windsor
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    • Fulton [Sonoma County]
    • Trenton [Sonoma County]
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      • Trenton [Sonoma County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Windsor
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    • Healdsburg [Sonoma County]
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      • Healdsburg [Sonoma County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Windsor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,929 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Healdsburg<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Windsor. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Windsor.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Windsor. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Windsor.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Windsor. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Windsor.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Windsor ...

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

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

Adding Windsor to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Windsor in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Windsor was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Windsor on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Windsor

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Sonoma County

About California

The official website for Windsor:

The official website for Sonoma County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Sonoma, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Windsor refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Windsor may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Windsor.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Windsor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 town (such as Windsor). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Windsor or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Windsor) 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 Windsor. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WindsorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Windsor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5473, Longitude: -122.8168    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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