is the county seat
of Mendocino County, California
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 15,497.
Geography\nUkiah is located at 39°8'56" North, 123°12'31" West (39.148761, -123.208612)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 12.3 km²
). 12.3 km² (4.7 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 15,497 people, 5,985 households, and 3,656 families residing in the city. The population density
is 1,265.0/km² (3,274.9/mi²). There are 6,137 housing units at an average density of 501.0/km² (1,296.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 79.53% White, 0.96% African American
, 3.79% Native American
, 1.68% Asian
, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 9.67% from other races, and 4.27% from two or more races. 19.31% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 5,985 households out of which 33.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% are married couples living together, 15.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% are non-families. 32.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.12.
In the city the population is spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $32,707, and the median income for a family is $39,524. Males have a median income of $31,608 versus $24,673 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,601. 18.1% of the population and 13.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 26.4% are under the age of 18 and 7.8% are 65 or older.