Laytonville, California

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Laytonville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mendocino County, California, United States. Laytonville, is located 20 miles (32 km) north-northwest of Willits,[2] at an elevation of 1670 feet (509 m).[1] The population was 1,301 at the 2000 census.



Laytonville is located at 39°41′18″N 123°28′58″W / 39.68833°N 123.48278°W / 39.68833; -123.48278.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.2 km²), of which, 5.0 square miles (13.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.37%) is water.

A few miles south of Laytonville lie the headwaters of the South Fork Eel River, a tributary of the Eel River.


The town was founded by F.B. Layton, who in 1874 built a blacksmithy and house at the site.[2] The first post office opened in 1879.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,301 people, 496 households, and 344 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 258.0 people per square mile (99.7/km²). There were 546 housing units at an average density of 108.3/sq mi (41.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.17% White, 0.23% African American, 15.37% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.77% Pacific Islander, 2.23% from other races, and 5.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.30% of the population.

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