Willits is a very small city located in the state of California. With a population of 4,861 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Willits is the 513th largest community in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Willits is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Willits is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Willits who work in office and administrative support (22.60%), management occupations (13.25%), and personal care services (9.70%).
One of the benefits of Willits is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.30 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Willits doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Willits rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.22% of adults 25 and older in Willits have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Willits in 2010 was $16,824, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,296 for a family of four. Willits also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.74% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Willits is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Willits home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Willits residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Willits also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.69% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Willits include Irish, German, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Willits is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.