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Mendocino is in Mendocino County, in the Ukiah metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after Mexican viceroys named Mendoza.
The latitude of Mendocino is 39.307N. The longitude is -123.798W. It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 154 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 824.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Mendocino demographic reports
Mendocino is on Mendocino Bay.
Lumbering began here in 1853. The mills closed in the 1930s.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1955 movie, "Rebel Without a Cause"
· TV series, "Murder, She Wrote"
· 2001 movie, "The Majestic"
Local festivals include:
- Mendocino Music Festival - July 10-21, 2007
- Mendocino Film Festival - May 17-20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mendocino web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Mendocino Headlands State Park, Russian Gulch State Park, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Ford House Museum, Kelley House Museum
Mendocino is a stage set of pioneer California, a cluster of low white frame Victorian buildings and old water towers nestled in the curve of a cove high above the crashing waves of the cold Pacific.
-- The New York Times, Jan. 10, 2003
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Ancestry & family history
11% of Mendocino residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mendocino ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mendocino was $29,348, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Mendocino residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Mendocino festival dates:
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- Mendocino Film Festival - M
- Mendocino Music Festival - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Mendocino include Mendocino and Headlands Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Mendocino, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $530. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,242.
Mendocino County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mendocino political report.
The average commute time for Mendocino workers is 8 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Mendocino include Hill House Mendocino, Mendocino Hotel & Suites.
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“ Mendocino is a stage set of pioneer California, a cluster of low white frame Victorian buildings and old water towers nestled in the curve of a cove high above the crashing waves of the cold Pacific. ”
~ The New York Times, Jan. 10, 2003
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