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Nearly 56,060 in population, large businesses are taking notice of Woodland.

Woodland is situated in the heart of the Sacramento Valley. We are ten minutes from the Sacramento International Airport, twenty-five minutes from the State Capitol, close to the grandeur of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to our East and the beautiful Bay Area and the Pacific Ocean on the West.

In the winter of 1853, Henry Wyckoff settled in a dense grove of oak trees and opened a small store; soon other businesses followed suit, including a store owned by Major F. S. Freeman. He offered free lots to those who would clear the land and build homes, and before long the settlement of Yolo City blossomed along the current-day Main Street area. In 1861, Freeman gained permission to build a federal post office, and Yolo City was renamed Woodland; in 1862, the Yolo County seat transferred to Woodland from present-day West Sacramento.

With the community`s rich heritage still evident today in its restored historically-significant buildings and homes, nine of which are included in the National Register of Historic Places, Woodland`s pastoral setting is largely responsible for the community`s distinct identity. Various transportation routes, as important today as the railroads of the 1800s, create a wealth of opportunities for manufacturing and distribution centers.

Woodland`s attraction is its small town quality of life. We frequently hear “Honestly, your city is quite unique with its historic charm and above all the welcome I`ve received from everyone, especially the shops downtown.” Many a visitor soon find themselves looking for a home.

Home prices in Woodland are attractive relative to California real estate standards, with available housing ranges from newly built homes to the Victorian treasures in the downtown core area. According to the Metro List MLS Service, the median sale price for Woodland residential for the 2007 year is $369,450; average days on market is 92. The City of Woodland and Yolo County are continuing to work together to meet the increasing demand for residential housing growth and affordable housing with the population of Woodland expected to reach 71,250 by the year 2025.


Date of Incorporation: 1871
Population: 56,065
Area: 14.5 Square miles
Average Elevation: 61 feet
Average Rainfall: 19 inches
Average max. temp. (July): 96° F
Average min. temp. (January): 36° F

Woodland is located in Northern California:

  • 10 min. from the University of California, Davis
  • 10 min. from Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
  • 20 min. from Sacramento


Median Age 34
Employment 27,333
Race White 58.1%
Hispanic 30.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.2%
American Indian 1.2%
Black 1.7%
Other Races 3.6%
Households 18,652
Owner-Occupied Households 58.9%
Renter-Occupied Households 341.1%
Median Household Income (Family of 4) $72,500
Per Capita Income $22,309
Household Income Base 18,082

Largest Employers Manufacturing/Distribution

Company Employees Type
Target Distribution Center 800 Distribution Center
Rite Aid Distribution Center 500 Distribution Center
Walgreens Distribution Center 300 Distribution Center
Lamson Session (Carlon) 216 PVC Pipe Manufacturing
Monsanto (Seminis Vegetable Seeds) 180 Vegetable Seed Research
Tri-Co Welding Supply 170 Welding Supply
Leer West 170 Truck Bed Manufacturing
Pacific International Rice Milling 120 Rice Milling
Tremont Group 115 Agricultural Products Retail Distributor
Gayle Manufacturing 100 Grain and Rice Dryers
Johnston`s Trading Post 100 Seasonal Storage Warehouse
Pacific Grain 100 Rice Product Manufacturing
Tru-Serve Corporation 100 True Value Hardware Distribution
Ames Co., Inc. 85 Water System Valve Manufacturing
A. Teichert & Sons Construction 40-45 Engineer Contractors
Johnson Farm Machinery 24 Harvesting Machinery

Largest Employers Non-Manufacturing/Distribution Yolo County

Company Employees Type
University of California, Davis 10,541 Graduate/Undergraduate Education
U.S. Postal Service 2,250 Government Mail Delivery
Cache Creek Indian Bingo & Casino 1,500 Gaming Casino
Yolo County 1,549 County Government
Target Corporation 1,337 Supplies, Clothes, Misc. Goods
United Parcel Service Incorporated 1,301 Express Carrier and Package Delivery
Woodland Joint Unified School District 1,125 K-12 Education
Woodland Healthcare 944 Hospital, Clinic, Surgery Center
Raley`s/Bel Air 600 Grocery Store
Davis Joint Unified School District 850 K-12 School District
City of Davis 538 Municipality
City of Woodland 322 Municipality
Nugget Markets/Food 4 Less 350 Grocery Store
Wal-Mart 250 Supplies, Clothes, Misc. Goods
Costco 170 Wholesale Supplies (Misc. Goods_
J C Penney Co. 75 Supplies, Clothes, Misc. Goods
Orchard Supply Hardware 60 Hardware
The Daily Democrat 43 Media

Land Use

Area Sq. Miles % Developed % Vacant%
Urban Residential 3,504 54% 3,067 88% 437 12%
Commercial 617 9% 468 75% 96 16%
Industrial 2,034 31% 1,602 79% 248 12%
Public / Semi-Private 405 6% 334 82% 71 18%
TOTAL 6,560 100% 5,471 83% 1,083 17%


Having its roots in agriculture since the 1850s, Yolo County remains a leader in agricultural production; ranking in America`s Top 25 markets for total commodity production, yielding $462,132,949 in 2009. Preserving the agricultural land base and rural quality of life is very important to Woodlanders, old and new alike – as the region claims one of the state`s highest percentages of prime farming land protected by the Williamson Act.

The eastern region of Yolo County covers a land area of 1,014 square miles in the Sacramento Valley, with relatively level terrain gradually rising through the foothills from the Sacramento River to the Coast Range at Berryessa Peak on the western border of Napa County. With its rich, fertile soil, abundant water supply and temperate climate, it`s no wonder that the region has attracted many biotechnology companies, seed firms and production facilities, as well as large and small food processors. UC Davis` world-renowned agriculture and biotech programs have spawned ongoing technology research and development efforts that offer farmers cutting-edge, yet cost-effective methods for managing their crops.

Pioneering projects in irrigation were started on Cache Creek as early as 1865, and over time the emphasis began shifting from livestock to grains and orchard crops. Large scale diversified farming was introduced as new lands were brought into production and as shipment of local products to domestic and international markets increased.

Over the past 20 years, Yolo County has seen a growth in its` organic industry, however, they have not seen an increase in the number of growers. There are over 83 growers in the area, which saw gross sales of $22,824,388 in 2009. The Yolo County Ag department feels that Yolo County is uniquely positioned adjacent to the huge Bay Area organic market as well as Sacramento. The department is on the verge of becoming an organic certified agency, which offers growers an attractive option in a very competitive global agricultural market. This fits well with the Yolo County values of preserving agriculture, providing agriculture with an economically viable alternative, optimizing the health of its citizens and the environment by encouraging sustainable agriculture, reducing pesticide use, improving water quality, and assuring consumers they have certified organic products.

The Woodland Certified Farmer`s Market is open every Saturday morning beginning the first weekend in June from 9am-noon at Freeman Park, between Main And Court St. And every Tuesday evening from 5pm-7pm at Woodland Healthcare, Gibson Rd. and Cottonwood St.

Top 10 Commodities

Tomatoes 127,751,504
Alfalfa hay 29,979,014
Grapes, Wine (all varieties) 56,432,575
Rice 53,479,094
Seed crops (all) 33,424,720
Almonds 24,987,486
Organic Crops 22,824,388
Walnuts (all) 19,156,440
Cattle & Calves 12,827,640
 Wheat  11,680,137
Apiary, Live Stock & Poultry Products 14,439,133

If you have ag related questions contact the Yolo County Farm Bureau at 530-662-6316


It is in hard financial times that communities join together to merge their strengths and determine the priorities of the community. Woodland is not unique. In response to this, the City of Woodland is undergoing an organization transition and through this process the City’s focal point is Economic Development.

The City of Woodland continues to expand its economic development program. Over the next year, the City will be implementing a Business Retention and Expansion Program, where City staff and Chamber of Commerce staff will visit with existing businesses, assessing their conditions, needs and developing stronger relations. This is probably the most critical component of economic development. The City continues to work with new businesses to our community-from large relocations and expansion to entrepreneurial start ups. Staff continues to work with property owners, brokers and developers to find the “right” location for a business in our growing community.

Several resources exist for businesses seeking to expand or relocate to the woodland area. A perfect place to start is the City of Woodland interactive business search website, found by browsing the Internet to . You can use the online tools to research available industrial and commercial/retail properties. The website also provides a wealth of information on demographics, other businesses and the general community.

If you are an entrepreneur, new to business and are unsure about tax filing requirements or you have been in business for years and considering changing the structure of your business, please visit the city’s business assistance link: Tools for Business Success. This site will offer much assistance to any business in Woodland.

The Small Business Development Center, housed at the Chamber of Commerce, offers counseling and marketing, financing and all other aspects of business growth for startups to refinement of established firms. The Chamber offers a “community team approach” to problem solving, and is a vital link between business and government.

As part of the city’s economic development effort, the city has many partners to carry out the mission of promoting economic growth and prosperity in Woodland. The recently established Yolo Venture Communities fund is a partnership within Yolo County jurisdictions providing a dedicated venue for Angel capital funds in our region. The City continues to be a partner of the Yolo County Visitors Bureau, marketing Woodland and the neighboring communities and our assets as a destination location.

For more information about the city of Woodland’s economic development programs, please visit their website or contact the economic development division at 530.661.5921 or

Community Volunteer Opportunities

American Red Cross 662-4669
CommuniCare 753-3498
Food Bank of Yolo County
Fourth & Hope
P.A.C.T. (Parents and Children Together) 669-3285
Salvation Army 661-0141
Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Ctr 662-1133
Suicide Prevention Hotline 666-6350
Woodland Police Department 666-2411
Woodland Public Library 661-5982
Yolo County CASA 661-4200
Yolo County Historical Museum 666-1045
Yolo Hospice 758-5566

Climate Averages – Temperature & Rainfall

January 53.4 37.2 4.18
February 60.3 40.8 3.51
March 65.8 43.1 2.74
April 73.6 46.3 1.23
May 81.9 51.3 0.46
June 90.3 56.0 0.15
July 96.0 57.8 0.02
August 94.4 56.8 0.05
September 90.1 55.1 0.34
October 79.5 49.7 1.03
November 64.5 42.6 2.47
December 54.1 37.4 3.22

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