|City of Winters|
Location in Yolo County and the state of California
|Incorporated||February 9, 1898|
|• Mayor||Cecilia Aguiar-Curry|
|• Senate||Lois Wolk (D)|
|• Assembly||Mariko Yamada (D)|
|• U. S. Congress||John Garamendi (D)|
|• Total||2.937 sq mi (7.607 km2)|
|• Land||2.912 sq mi (7.543 km2)|
|• Water||0.025 sq mi (0.065 km2) 0.85%|
|Elevation||135 ft (41 m)|
|• Density||2,300/sq mi (870/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1652656|
Winters is a city in rural Yolo County, California, located along Interstate 505 and Putah Creek. The population was 6,624 as of the 2010 census. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), of which, 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2) of it is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) of it (0.85%) is water.
Winters has hot, mostly dry summers and cool, wet winters. Average January temperatures are a maximum of 55.2 °F (12.9 °C) and a minimum of 37.0 °F (2.8 °C). Average July temperatures are a maximum of 96.7 °F (35.9 °C) and a minimum of 59.8 °F (15.4 °C). There are an average of 102.0 days with highs of 90 °F (32 °C) or higher and an average of 20.3 days with lows of 32 °F (0 °C). The record high temperature was 115 °F (46 °C) on June 16, 1961, and July 14, 1972. The record low temperature was 15 °F (−9 °C) on December 23, 1990.
Average annual precipitation is 21.94 inches (557 mm). There are an average of 64 days with measurable precipitation. The wettest year was 1983 with 47.12 inches (1,197 mm) and the driest year was 1976 with 6.60 inches (168 mm). The most rainfall ine one month was 17.21 inches (437 mm) in January 1995. The most rainfall in 24 hours was 7.25 inches (184 mm) on March 29, 1907. Snowfall is a rarity in Winters, but 3.3 inches (84 mm) fell in January 1973 and 1.0 inch (25 mm) fell in December 1988.
Winters post office was established in 1875. Winters incorporated in 1898. The name is in honor of Theodore Winters, who provided half of the town's land. Another important early pioneer, John Reid Wolfskill, started the agricultural development of the Sacramento Valley here, planting orchards and vineyards in 1842. In 1935, Wolfskill's heirs deeded 100 acres of the Wolfskill Ranch in Winters to the University of California, Davis, which had been founded in 1908. The land was to be used for an experimental orchard.
According to Winters' 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|1||Winters Joint Unified School District||220|
|2||Mariani Nut Company||200|
|3||Buckhorn Restaurant Group||100|
|4||Double M Trucking||70|
The 2010 United States Census reported that Winters had a population of 6,624. The population density was 2,255.2 people per square mile (870.7/km²). The racial makeup of Winters was 4,635 (70.0%) White, 43 (0.6%) African American, 56 (0.8%) Native American, 63 (1.0%) Asian, 7 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 1,488 (22.5%) from other races, and 332 (5.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3,469 persons (52.4%).
The Census reported that 6,618 people (99.9% of the population) lived in households, 6 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 2,186 households, out of which 949 (43.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,322 (60.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 255 (11.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 134 (6.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 123 (5.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 16 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 365 households (16.7%) were made up of individuals and 134 (6.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03. There were 1,711 families (78.3% of all households); the average family size was 3.40.
The population was spread out with 1,707 people (25.8%) under the age of 18, 741 people (11.2%) aged 18 to 24, 1,707 people (25.8%) aged 25 to 44, 1,868 people (28.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 601 people (9.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.9 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.
There were 2,299 housing units at an average density of 782.7 per square mile (302.2/km²), of which 1,425 (65.2%) were owner-occupied, and 761 (34.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.0%. 4,401 people (66.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 2,217 people (33.5%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,125 people, 1,907 households, and 1,546 families residing in the city. The population density was 860.0/km² (2,226.6/mi²). There were 1,954 housing units at an average density of 274.3/km² (710.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.81% White, 0.67% African American, 0.88% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.28% Pacific Islander, 22.56% from other races, and 4.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 44.41% of the population.
There were 1,907 households out of which 48.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.21 and the average family size was 3.56.
In the city the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $48,678, and the median income for a family was $55,183. Males had a median income of $40,257 versus $27,662 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,133. About 4.2% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.
- John Reid Wolfskill, Winters' pioneer
- Robert Craig McNamara, owner of Sierra Orchards, son of Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of the Department of Defense
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- Official City of Winters site
- Winters Wiki
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- Useful information for visitors and residents www.wintersca.net
- Yolo County Visitors Bureau - information on hotels, restaurants and attractions in Winters