Cities & Towns in Mendocino County, CA

Mendocino County, county in northwestern California, United States. As of 2020 county had an estimated population of 86,061 inhabitants. The county was created 174 years ago in 1850. Its county seat is Ukiah.

There are 6 city/town in Mendocino County, CA. The largest city of Mendocino County is Ukiah with a population of 15,883. Other cities include, Fort Bragg population 7,222, Willits population 4,831, Laytonville population 1,227, Talmage population 1,130


Ukiah, City in Mendocino County, California

Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg, City in Mendocino County, California (United States)


Willits, City in California, USA

Perched along Northern California’s scenic Pacific coastline, Mendocino County is home to several unique and charming cities and towns. Here are a few of the highlights:


Ukiah is the largest city and county seat of Mendocino County. With a population of around 16,000, Ukiah serves as the main hub of commerce, government and transportation in the region. Known as the “Heart of Mendocino County,” Ukiah has a quaint downtown filled with local shops, galleries and restaurants. The surrounding vineyards of the Ukiah Valley supply grapes to the area’s many wineries.

Fort Bragg

Situated along the oceanfront, Fort Bragg originated as a military outpost in 1857 before being incorporated in 1889. Thanks to its picturesque coastline and harbor, Fort Bragg has become a popular tourist destination. Visitors flock to the area to enjoy fishing, whale watching, surfing and the stunning beaches of MacKerricher State Park. The logger history of Fort Bragg is on display at the Guest House Museum downtown.


Nestled in the Little Lake Valley, Willits earned its nickname “The Gateway to the Redwoods” for its proximity to the giant coastal redwood groves of Humboldt County. The historic downtown reflects Willits’ past as a lumber industry hub. Today, tourists use Willits as a home base for visiting attractions like the Mendocino National Forest and the Skunk Train heritage railroad.

Point Arena

Point Arena is a small coastal city located on a scenic peninsula jutting out into the Pacific Ocean. With a pier, lighthouse and harbor, Point Arena has long been associated with fishing. The Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands protecting the coastline became part of the California Coastal National Monument in 2014, putting Point Arena on the map as a destination for outdoor recreation.


Tucked away in a mountain valley, Covelo is one of Mendocino County’s most remote towns. Indigenous tribes lived in the area for centuries before European settlers arrived in the mid-1800s. Covelo maintains its old west atmosphere of ranching and rodeos during the annual Round Valley Blackberry Festival. The surrounding wilderness offers opportunities for hiking, camping and fishing.

In contrast to more populated areas of California, Mendocino County’s small towns encapsulate the rustic charm and natural beauty of Northern California. From the coast to the mountains, each town has its own unique story and character.

All Mendocino County Cities (Aphebetical)

List of cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Mendocino County.

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City Name Title Population
Fort Bragg City in Mendocino County, California (United States) 7,222
Laytonville Census-designated place in Mendocino County, California 1,227
Point Arena City in California, USA 453
Talmage Census-designated place in Mendocino County, California 1,130
Ukiah City in Mendocino County, California 15,883
Willits City in California, USA 4,831

County Cities on Map (6)