Mendocino County

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Mendocino County, California

501 Low Gap Rd Rm 1020
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 463-4376
Fax: (707) 463-4257

On N coast of California; original county; organized Feb 18, 1850 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Cabo (Cape) Mendocino, which early records indicate was named for Antonio de Mendoza (c. 1485-1552), viceroy of New Spain in 1542, or Lorenzo Suarez de Mendoza, viceroy of New Spain (1580-83). Name merely means someone from Mendoza

Area (sq mi):: 3878.14 (land 3508.97; water 369.17) Population per square mile: 25.10
Population 2005: 88,161 State rank: 38 Population change: 2000-20005 2.20%; 1990-2000 7.40% Population 2000: 86,265 (White 74.90%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 16.50%; Asian 1.20%; Other 17.40%). Foreign born: 10.20%. Median age: 38.90
Income 2000: per capita $19,443; median household $35,996; Population below poverty level: 15.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,891-$25,886
Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 20.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Ukiah County seat (15,580)

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    Although this matter remains under investigation, we strongly suspect that this event resulted from rapid dewatering of the west branch of the Russian River in Mendocino County near Redwood Valley," Torquemada said.
    Mendocino County has trademarked the title "America's Greenest Wine Region"--it has the highest number of organic wineries in the United States.
    With the recent acquisition of Jepson Winery in California's Mendocino County, Ken and Diane Wilson of Sonoma County have expanded their mini wine empire to include about 400 acres of vineyard, five operating wineries and the production of nearly 30,000 cases of wine.
    Mendocino grapegrowers and wine producers have voted to form the Mendocino Winegrape and Wine Commission to promote the wines of Mendocino County.

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