Mendocino County

Almost equidistant from the San Francisco Bay Area and the California/Oregon border.

Welcome to Mendocino County

The small-town lifestyle on California's North Coast.
Mendocino County on California's North Coast is almost equidistant from the San Francisco Bay Area and the California/Oregon border. The California Coast Range separates it from the Sacramento Valley to the east. Ukiah is the county seat of Mendocino.

The one-of-a-kind small town of Ukiah's rich character and natural surroundings is captivating. It has a historic downtown, surrounded by rolling green hills and lush vineyards. Architecture from the nineteenth century and charming tree-lined neighborhoods with a laid-back vibe encompasses the city. Other cities in Mendocino County include Fort Bragg, Point Arena, and Willits. Small towns are a way of life in Mendocino, with coastal villages like Elk, Albion, and Westport. There are many other small towns in the interior parts of the county. 

What to Love 

  • Charming tree-lined neighborhoods
  • Unconventional suburban lifestyle
  • Unique coastline and Redwood Forest
  • Historic Ukiah downtown
  • Small-town vibe

Local Lifestyle 

Mendocino County is known for its unique coastline, Redwood forests, microbrews, and wine production. The quaint and charming small towns offer residents an eclectic and unconventional suburban lifestyle. Locals can get to neighboring areas via local transit, which includes the Skunk Train. The historic attraction connects Fort Bragg with Willits in Mendocino County via a steam locomotive engine.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

The county seat of Mendocino County is filled with arts, entertainment, restaurants, and specialty shops. There is a wide variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options within the different towns in Mendocino County. You can be sure to get whatever you are looking for in the stores and shopping malls nearby, such as Boatyard Shopping Center, Lunar Tide, and Mendocino marketplace

Treat yourself to exquisite dishes at one of the many eateries, including Cafe Beaujolais, Flow Restaurant & Lounge and Trillium Cafe & Inn. MacCallum House offers a unique homey setting to enjoy your favorite dishes. Get a delectable beer dinner at Little River Inn Restaurant before retiring to your cozy private home for a peaceful rest.

Things to Do 

Fishermen, campers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts will love Lake Mendocino. Miles of trails wind around the lake through the redwood trees, making it ideal for swimming, paddling, kayaking, and other activities.

There are many acres of beautiful parks with plenty for everyone, including Cow Mountain and Montgomery Woods. Low Gap Park has tennis, skating, a picnic area, playgrounds, dog parks, an amphitheater, and an archery range.

Explore the uniquely distinct Mendocino neighborhoods. Fort Bragg is famous for Glass Beach, a colorful glass-stone shoreline. The beach is part of the vast MacKerricher State Park, home to a variety of birdlife and harbor seals, making it perfect for bird-watching.

The county hosts several fun events and festivals, from the Mendocino July 4th Celebration to the Festival of Lights. The festivals attract tourists and locals with fun activities for the whole family.

Overview for Mendocino County, CA

715 people live in Mendocino County, where the median age is 62.6 and the average individual income is $44,420. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

62.6 years

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Around Mendocino County, CA

There's plenty to do around Mendocino County, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Shani's Sweet Creations, Good Bones, and The Waiting Room.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 0.35 miles 35 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.85 miles 14 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.32 miles 65 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Shopping 0.55 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.39 miles 28 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 0.43 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Schools in Mendocino County, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Mendocino County. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Mendocino Sunrise High
9th - 12th
No rating available
Mendocino Alternative
K - 12th
No rating available
9th - 12th
K - 8th

Demographics and Employment Data for Mendocino County, CA

Mendocino County has 364 households, with an average household size of 1.78. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mendocino County do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

60.56 / 39.44%

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