Willows is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 6,069 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Willows is the 482nd largest community in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Willows is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Willows is a city of sales and office workers, farmers, fishers, or foresters, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Willows who work in farm management occupations (21.03%), office and administrative support (18.05%), and personal care services (8.78%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.17% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Being a small city, Willows does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Willows are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.73% of adults in Willows having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Willows in 2010 was $23,042, 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 $92,168 for a family of four. However, Willows contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Willows is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Willows home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Willows residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Willows also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.91% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Willows include German, Portuguese, English, and Italian.
In addition, Willows has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.84%).
The most common language spoken in Willows is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.