Woodland, California

Yolo County


Woodland ( formerly Yolo City By Light and ) is a city in Yolo County, whose county seat is in California. She had 2006, after the update of the United States Census Bureau, approximately 51 998 inhabitants. It lies about 20 km north of Sacramento, and is considered a northern suburb. The beginnings Woodlands go back to the year 1850, when California was declared a federal state and the Yolo County was founded. The town received a post office, and a year later became the county seat of Washington - today's West Sacramento - moved here because Washington was flooded. The proximity to Sacramento and the construction of the railway Woodland became a bustling agricultural community.


Woodlands geographical coordinates are 38 ° 40 'N, 121 ° 46' W38.674166666667 - 121.7725 ( 38.674054, -121.772498 ). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.7 km ², consisting entirely of land area.

Woodland and its surroundings are relatively flat. The arable land is characteristic of the Central Valley and is a fertile area for growing tomatoes, corn and other agricultural products.

Cultural institutions

In Woodland, there are several small museums. The Heidrick Ag History Center is a type Agricultural Museum. It is rare and unique agricultural machines dating from the late 19th to the mid 20th century. The Hays Antique Truck Museum, however, branches over one hundred different trucks, which were collected and restored by Wayne Hays, a former truck driver.

Another museum is the Yolo County Historical Museum, which is located on the approximately one -acre plot of William and Mary Gibson, a couple of pioneer Woodlands. The construction of their house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, began in 1857. The museum acquired the property in 1975. It houses facilities and artifacts from the period of the 1850s to the 1930s. The Gibson Mansion shows the everyday life of this era, but also changing exhibitions on the history of Yolo County.

The Woodland Public Library was founded as a library of resources by Andrew Carnegie and built in 1905. It is the oldest Carnegie Library in California, which is still in operation.

The Woodland Opera House is a California Historical Landmark and is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It was created in 1885 and was rebuilt after a fire in the same place from 1895 to 1896 again. In this first opera house in the Sacramento Valley occurred under other John Philip Sousa, Verna Felton and Helena Modjeska. For most of the 20th century was not used the theater after renovations it is now used for performances of theater and Musikaufführugen.

Infrastructure and Transport

Woodland is served by a bus system of the county, which is known under the name YOLOBUS. Several bus services run from Woodland to Sacramento, Davis and other areas within the county. Two highways - State Route 113 and Interstate 5, close to the city to the Fernstraßensnetz. The local road network is based on the U.S. grid surveying.

Twin Cities

Woodland has a twinning:


At the time of the census of 2000 Woodland inhabited 49 151 people. The population density was 1840.7 people per km ². There were 17,120 housing units at an average 641.1 per km ². The population Woodlands consisted of 66.84 % White, 1.28 % African American, 1.46 % Native American, 3.77% Asian, 0.28 % Pacific Islander, 21.50% indicated that other races to belong and 4.88 % from two or more races. 38.83 % of the population to be Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Residents Woodlands distributed to 16,751 households out of which 40.1% were living in children under 18 years. 54.8 % married couples living together, 12.9 % had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7 % were non-families. 21.0 % of households were made ​​up of individuals and someone lived in 8.4 % of all households aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size is 3.37 people.

The population was spread out with 29.7 % under the, 9.6 % 18 -24- year-old, 30.3 % 25 -44- year-old, 19.9% ​​45-64 year olds and 10.5 % under the age of 65 years or more. The average age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. In the over -18s accounted for 100 women 92.5 males.

The median household income in Woodland amounted to 44 449 U.S. dollars, and the median family income reached the level of 48 689 U.S. dollars. The average income of men was 34,606 U.S. dollars against the U.S. dollar in the women. The per capita income amounted to 18,042 U.S. dollars. 9.2% of the population and 11.9% of families had affected an income below the poverty line, including 14.0 % of minors and 7.3 % of those age 65 or over.


Woodland was incorporated as a city and is managed by a five-member City Council, which is chaired by the mayor. City councils and mayors are elected every four years. The vice mayor is provided by the city council member who reached the highest number of votes in the election. He changes his position with the mayor in the second half of the parliamentary term. The administration of the city with their currently 376 full-time employees is governed by a city manager.

Woodland is part of the 5th district of the Senate of California and the 8th electoral district of the California State Assembly. At the federal level, the city is located in the First Congressional District of California.


The local newspaper is the Daily Democrat, which was founded in 1857, before the town was incorporated as a city. Is also read widely the Sacramento Bee.

An open transmitter on channel 21 shows reports of activities in the community. Games about the high school football teams, reports from the Woodland Christmas Parade. Anyone who lives in Woodland, can send your shared content.

Some movies were at least partially filmed in the city, such as Letters from a Killer and some scenes from Three Men and a Baby.