Willow Creek

Willow Creek is a picturesque destination for second homes, vacations and retirement.

Overview for Willow Creek, CA

1,342 people live in Willow Creek, where the median age is 39.9 and the average individual income is $30,814. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39.9 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Willow Creek, CA

Willow Creek has 581 households, with an average household size of 2.31. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Willow Creek do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,342 people call Willow Creek home. The population density is 11.18 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

55.66 / 44.34%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

Total Households


Average Household Size


Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status


Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Willow Creek, CA

All ()
Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Willow Creek. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Trinity Valley Elementary
K - 8th

Around Willow Creek, CA

There's plenty to do around Willow Creek, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Osprey Café, Lily’s Thai Kitchen, and Ol' Rusty's Highway Cafe.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.78 miles 30 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 3 miles 7 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 3.79 miles 15 reviews 4.3/5 stars
Dining 3.79 miles 13 reviews 4.2/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.01 miles 8 reviews 4.1/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.82 miles 1 review 5/5 stars

Welcome to Willow Creek!

Willow Creek is a great destination for those looking to invest in a second home, retire, or just have a vacation. It has hot summers, mild and snowy winters, and lush terrain that's perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and golfing. There's also plenty of fishing, rafting, kayaking and canoeing opportunities due to its rivers – the Trinity and Klamath rivers. On top of all that it's main attraction is tourism! People come from all over the world to explore the Bigfoot capital of the world. Every year there are festivals celebrating monsters like Bigfoot and locals proudly call themselves members of the boating community. The big cherry on top is The Bigfoot Museum where you can learn about the mysterious creature that gave Willow Creek its name!

The sleepy town of Willow Creek boasts a rich history, beginning with the gold rush and moving into the timber industry before most recently serving as a hub for the cannabis industry. The town's temperate climate has allowed for successful cultivation of cannabis crops year round. The market blow from 2021 didn't hit without a few silver linings though, as real estate prices have become more affordable and many thriving businesses are now up for grabs for eager buyers. It seems that Willow Creek is in the midst of a sort of transformation, transitioning reliance away from cannabis back towards its other historically-flourishing industries. Both old and new investors alike have plenty to be excited about here in Willow Creek.


Willow Creek has something for everyone! Not only can you spend your days wine tasting at one of the local vineyards or exploring their farmers market, you can also find everything you need to take care of basic errands. From a reliable Small Engine Repair to an Ace Hardware store, and even a grocery store, post office and bank just down the street—you won't have to worry about having easy access to all the necessities. But let's not forget why we're really here—Willow Creek is home to some excellent restaurants, locally owned shops and bakeries that make it feel like more than just a quick stopover on the way elsewhere.

Search Homes

Work With Christina

The greatest honor that I can earn is your respect and trust. Please feel free to call me if you, or someone you know, is ready to buy or sell in beautiful Northern California, or even if you're just starting to envision a future home change. I will take excellent care of you.

Follow Me on Instagram