Ukiah, CA


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Ukiah is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 15,917 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Ukiah is the 340th largest community in California.

Unlike some cities, Ukiah isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ukiah are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ukiah is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ukiah who work in office and administrative support (11.84%), sales jobs (10.11%), and food service (8.69%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.68 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Ukiah are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.70% of adults in Ukiah having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ukiah in 2010 was $22,928, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,712 for a family of four. However, Ukiah contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ukiah is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ukiah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ukiah residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Ukiah also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.86% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ukiah include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Ukiah is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.