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Top: Davis station (left) and Downtown (right); bottom: University of California, Davis
Official logo of Davis, California
"The City of All Things Right and Relevant!"
Anthem: The Davis Song
Location of Davis in Yolo County, California
Location of Davis in Yolo County, California
Davis, California is located in California
Davis, California
Davis, California
Location in California
Davis, California is located in the United States
Davis, California
Davis, California
Location in the United States
Country United States
State California
County Yolo
Rail depot 1868
Incorporated March 28, 1917
 • Total 10.01 sq mi (25.92 km2)
 • Land 9.97 sq mi (25.83 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)  0.32%
52 ft (16 m)
 • Total 66,850
 • Density 6,703.77/sq mi (2,588.44/km2)
Time zone UTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
Area code 530
FIPS code 06-18100
GNIS feature IDs 277498, 2410296
Official flower Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus 'Ed Gedling' (Golden lupine)

Davis is the most populous city in Yolo County, California. Located in the Sacramento Valley region of Northern California, the city had a population of 65,622 in 2010, not including the on-campus population of the University of California, Davis, which was over 9,400 (not including students' families) in 2016. As of 2019 there were 38,369 students enrolled at the university.


Davis grew into a Southern Pacific Railroad depot built in 1868. It was then known as "Davisville", named after Jerome C. Davis, a prominent local farmer. However, the post office at Davisville shortened the town name simply to "Davis" in 1907. The name stuck, and the city of Davis was incorporated on March 28, 1917.

From its inception as a farming community, Davis has been known for its contributions to agricultural policy along with veterinary care and animal husbandry. Following the passage of the University Farm Bill in 1905 by the California State Legislature, Governor George Pardee selected Davis out of 50 other sites as the future home to the University of California's University Farm, officially opening to students in 1908. The farm, later renamed the Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture in 1922, was upgraded into the seventh UC general campus, the University of California, Davis, in 1959.

Geography and environment


Davis is located in Yolo County, California, 11 mi (18 km) west of Sacramento, 70 mi (113 km) northeast of San Francisco, 385 mi (619 km) north of Los Angeles, at the intersection of Interstate 80 and State Route 113. Neighboring towns include Dixon, Winters, and Woodland.

Davis lies in the Sacramento Valley, the northern portion of the Central San Joaquin Valley, in Northern California, at an elevation of about 16 m (52 ft) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27 km2). 10.4 square miles (27 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.19%) is water.

The topography is flat, which has helped Davis to become known as a haven for bicyclists.


The Davis climate resembles that of nearby Sacramento and is typical of California's Central Valley Mediterranean climate regime: dry, hot summers and cool, rainy, winters. It is classified as a Köppen Csa climate. Average temperatures range from 46 °F (8 °C) in December and January to 75 °F (24 °C) in July and August. Thick ground fog called tule fog settles into Davis during late fall and winter. This fog can be dense with visibility to nearly zero. As in other areas of northern California, the tule fog is a leading cause of road accidents in the winter season.

Record temperatures range from a high of 116 °F (47 °C) on July 17, 1925, to a low of 12 °F (−11 °C) on December 11, 1932.

Climate data for Davis, California (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 54
Average low °F (°C) 38
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.92


Davis is internally divided by two freeways (Interstate 80 and State Route 113), a north–south railroad (California Northern), an east-west mainline (Union Pacific) and several major streets. The city is unofficially divided into six main districts made up of smaller neighborhoods (often originally named as housing subdivisions):

Part of the UC Davis Arboretum
  • Central Davis, north of Fifth Street and Russell Boulevard, south of Covell Blvd., east of SR 113, and west of the railroad tracks running along G Street. Within these boundaries is the officially denoted neighborhood of Old North Davis, which is sometimes also considered part of Downtown.
  • Downtown Davis, roughly the numbered-and-lettered grid north of I-80, south of Fifth Street, east of A Street, and west of the railroad tracks, including the Aggie Village and Olive Drive areas.
  • East Davis, north of I-80, south of Covell Blvd., and east of the railroad tracks. It includes the older, 'inner' East Davis of lettered streets and neighborhoods such as Davis Manor, Chestnut, and Rancho Yolo, as well as more distinctly identified (in some cases walled-in) subdivisions such as Mace Ranch, Lake Alhambra Estates, and Wildhorse.
  • North Davis, north of Covell Blvd. North Davis includes Covell Park, Senda Nueva, Northstar, and North Davis Farms.
  • South Davis, south of I-80, and includes Willowbank. El Macero, California, although outside the city limits, is sometimes considered part of South Davis; El Macero is part of the Davis Joint Unified School District, and El Macero children who attend public schools attend Davis' public schools.
  • West Davis, north of I-80 and west of SR 113. West Davis includes Westwood, Evergreen, Aspen, Stonegate (west of Lake Boulevard and including Stonegate Lake and the Stonegate Country Club) and the eco-friendly Village Homes development, known for its solar-powered houses.

The University of California, Davis is located south of Russell Boulevard and west of A Street and then south of 1st Street. The land occupied by the university is not incorporated within the boundaries of the city of Davis and lies within both Yolo and Solano Counties.


Local energy planning began in Davis after the energy crisis of 1973. A new building code promoted energy efficiency. Energy use in buildings decreased dramatically and in 1981 Davis citizens won a $100, 000 prize from utility PG&E, for cutting electricity use during the summer peak.

On November 14, 1984, the Davis City Council declared the city to be a nuclear-free zone. In 1998, the City passed a 'Dark Skies' ordinance in an effort to reduce light pollution in the night sky.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 441
1890 547 24.0%
1920 939
1930 1,243 32.4%
1940 1,672 34.5%
1950 3,554 112.6%
1960 8,910 150.7%
1970 23,488 163.6%
1980 36,640 56.0%
1990 46,209 26.1%
2000 60,308 30.5%
2010 65,622 8.8%
2020 66,850 1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

Davis is part of the SacramentoArden-ArcadeRoseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The 2010 United States Census reported that Davis had a population of 65,622. The population density was 6,615.8 people per square mile (2,554.4/km2). The racial makeup of Davis was 42,571 (64.9%) White, 1,528 (2.3%) African American, 339 (0.5%) Native American, 14,355 (21.9%) Asian, 136 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 3,121 (4.8%) from other races, and 3,572 (5.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8,172 persons (12.5%).

In 2006, Davis was ranked as the second most educated city (in terms of the percentage of residents with graduate degrees) in the US by CNN Money Magazine, after Arlington, Virginia.

Davis' Asian population of 14,355 was apportioned among 1,631 Indian Americans, 6,395 Chinese Americans, 1,560 Korean Americans, 1,185 Vietnamese Americans, 1,033 Filipino Americans, 953 Japanese Americans, and 1,598 other Asian Americans.

Davis' Hispanic and Latino population of 8,172 was apportioned among 5,618 Mexican American, 221 Puerto Rican American, 80 Cuban American, and 2,253 other Hispanic and Latino.

Davis, California population reported at 2010 United States Census
or Latino
or Latino
42,571 38,641 3,930
1,528 1,415 113
339 166 173
14,355 14,213 142
136 120 16
3,121 181 2,940
two or
more races
3,572 2,714 858

The Census reported that 63,522 people (96.8% of the population) lived in households, 1,823 (2.8%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 277 (0.4%) were institutionalized.

There were 24,873 households, of which 6,119 (24.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 9,343 (37.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,880 (7.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, and 702 (2.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1,295 (5.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 210 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 5,952 households (23.9%) were made up of individuals, and 1,665 (6.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55. There were 11,925 families (47.9% of all households); the average family size was 2.97.

The population age and sex distribution was 10,760 people (16.4%) under the age of 18, 21,757 people (33.2%) aged 18 to 24, 14,823 people (22.6%) aged 25 to 44, 12,685 people (19.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 5,597 people (8.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

There were 25,869 housing units, with an average density of 2,608.0 per square mile (1,007.0/km2), of which 10,699 (43.0%) were owner-occupied, and 14,174 (57.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.5%. 27,594 people (42.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 35,928 people (54.7%) lived in rental housing units.


As of the United States 2000 Census, there were 60,308 people, 22,948 households, and 11,290 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,769.2 inhabitants per square mile (2,228.2/km2). There were 23,617 housing units at an average density of 2,259.3 per square mile (872.6/km2). The racial composition of the city was 70.07% White, 2.35% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, 17.5% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 4.26% from other races, and 4.87% from two or more races. 9.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 22,948 households, of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.8% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were composed of individuals, and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city, the population age distribution was 18.6% under the age of 18, 30.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,454, and the median income for a family was $74,051. Males had a median income of $51,189 versus $36,082 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,937. About 5.4% of families and 24.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

This city of approximately 62,000 people abuts a university campus of 32,000 students. Although the university's land is not incorporated within the city, many students live off-campus in the city.

Sights and culture

Whole Earth Festival

A continuous stream of bands, speakers and various workshops occurs throughout Mother's Day weekend on each of Whole Earth Festival's (WEF) three stages and other specialty areas. The WEF is organized entirely by UC Davis students, in association with the Associated Students of UC Davis, the Experimental College, and the university.

Celebrate Davis

Celebrate Davis is the annual free festival held by the Davis Chamber of Commerce. It features booths by Davis businesses, live music, food vendors, live animals, activities like rock climbing and zip-line. It concludes with fireworks after dark. Parking is problematic, so most people ride their bikes and use the free valet parking.

Picnic Day

Picnic Day is an annual event at the University of California, Davis and is always held on the third Saturday in April. It is the largest student-run event in the US. Picnic Day starts off with a parade, which features the UC Davis California Aggie Marching Band-uh!, and runs through campus and around downtown Davis and ends with the Battle of the Bands, which lasts until the last band stops playing (sometimes until 2 am). There are over 150 free events and over 50,000 attend every year. Other highlights include: the Dachshund races, a.k.a. the Doxie Derby, held in the Pavilion; the Davis Rock Challenge, the Chemistry Magic Show, and the sheep dog trials. Many departments have exhibits and demonstrations, such as the Cole Facility, which until recently showed a fistulated cow (a cow that has been fitted with a plastic portal (a "fistula") into its digestive system to observe digestion processes). Its name was "Hole-y Cow".

Davis Transmedia Art Walk

The Davis Transmedia Art Walk is a free, self-guided, public art tour includes 23 public murals, 16 sculptures, and 15 galleries and museums all in downtown Davis and the University of Davis campus. A free Davis Art Walk map serves as a detailed guide to the entire collection. The art pieces are all within walking distance of each other. The walk is a roughly circuitous path that can be completed within an hour or two. Every piece of art on the Art Walk has been embedded with an RFID chip. Using a cellphone that supports this technology, you access multimedia files that relate to each work. You can even leave a comment or "burn your own message" for other visitors to see. Artist hosted tours are held on the weekend by appointment only. To pick up a copy of the Davis Art Walk map, visit the Yolo County Visitors Bureau (132 E St., Suite 200; (530) 2978-1900) or the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts (521 1st St.; (530) 756-3938).

Mondavi Center

The Mondavi Center, located on the UC Davis campus, is one of the biggest non-seasonal attractions to Davis. The Mondavi Center is a theater which hosts many world-class touring acts, including star performers such as Yo-Yo Ma and Cecilia Bartoli, and draws a large audience from Sacramento.

UC Davis Arboretum

The UC Davis Arboretum is an arboretum and botanical garden. Plants from all over the world grow in different sections of the park. There are notable oak and native plant collections and a small redwood grove. A small waterway spans the arboretum along the bed of the old North Fork of Putah Creek. Occasionally herons, kingfishers, and cormorants can be seen around the waterways, as well as the ever-present ducks. Tours of the arboretum led by volunteer naturalists are often held for grade-school children.

The Domes

The Domes, (AKA Baggins End Innovative Housing), is an on-campus cooperative housing community designed by project manager Ron Swenson and future student-residents in 1972. Consisting of 14 polyurethane foam-insulated fiberglass domes and located in the Sustainable Research Area at the western end of Orchard Road, it is governed by its 26 UCD student residents. It is one of the few student co-housing cooperative communities in the USA, and is an early example of the modern-day growing tiny house movement. The community has successfully resisted several threats to its continuation over the years.

Farmers Market

The Davis Farmers Market is held every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. Participants sell a range of fruits and vegetables, baked goods, dairy and meat products (often from certified organic farms), crafts, and plants and flowers. From April to October, the market hosts Picnic in the Park, with musical events and food sold from restaurant stands. The Davis Farmers Market won first place in the 2009, and second place in the 2010 America's Favorite Farmers Markets held by the American Farmland Trust under the large Farmers market classification.


Davis has one daily newspaper, The Davis Enterprise, founded in 1897. UC Davis also has a weekly newspaper called The California Aggie which covers campus, local and national news. Davis Media Access, a community media center, is the umbrella organization of television station DCTV. There are also numerous commercial stations broadcasting from nearby Sacramento. Davis has two community radio stations: KDVS 90.3 FM, on the University of California campus, and KDRT 95.7 FM, a subsidiary of Davis Media Access and one of the first low-power FM radio stations in the United States. Davis has the world's largest English-language local wiki, DavisWiki.

Toad Tunnel

Entrance to the Toad Tunnel in front of the Post Office

Davis' Toad Tunnel is a wildlife crossing that was constructed in 1995 and has drawn much attention over the years, including a mention on The Daily Show. Because of the building of an overpass, animal lovers worried about toads being killed by cars commuting from South Davis to North Davis, since the toads hopped from one side of a dirt lot (which the overpass replaced) to the reservoir at the other end. After much controversy, a decision was made to build a toad tunnel, which runs beneath the Pole Line Road overpass which crosses Interstate 80. The project cost $14,000. The tunnel is 21 inches (53 cm) wide and 18 inches (46 cm) high.

The tunnel has created problems of its own. The toads originally refused to use the tunnel and so the tunnel was lit to encourage its use. The toads then died from the heat of the lamps inside the tunnel. Once through the tunnel, the toads also had to contend with birds who grew wise to the toad-producing hole in the ground. The exit to the toad tunnel has been decorated by the Postmaster to resemble a toad town.

Sister cities

Davis has eight sister cities

  • Japan Inuyama, Japan
  • Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
  • Philippines Muñoz, Philippines
  • People's Republic of China Qufu, People's Republic of China
  • El Salvador Rutilio Grande, El Salvador
  • South Korea Sangju, South Korea
  • Ukraine Uman, Ukraine
  • People's Republic of China Wuxi, People's Republic of China


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Old City Hall.

The California Northern Railroad is based in Davis.

Top employers

According to the city's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 University of California, Davis 28,411
2 Davis Joint Unified School District 972
3 City of Davis 492
4 Sutter Davis Hospital 396
5 Safeway 200
6 United States Department of Agriculture 200
7 Pacific Gas & Electric 200
8 Target 191
9 Nugget Markets 166
10 Davis Food Co-op 133

Davis Dollars

A community currency scheme was in use in Davis, called Davis Dollars.


University of California

The University of California, Davis, or UC Davis, a campus of the University of California, had a 2019 Fall enrollment of 38,369 students. UC Davis has a dominant influence on the social and cultural life of the town.

D-Q University

D-q university entrance
Entrance and mural at D-Q University

Also known as Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl University and much smaller than UC Davis, D-Q University was a two-year institution located on Road 31 in Yolo County 6.7 miles (11 km) west of State Route 113. This is just west of Davis near the Yolo County Airport. About four miles (6 km) to the west, the Road 31 exit from Interstate 505 is marked with cryptic signage, "DQU." The site is about 100 feet (30 m) above mean sea level (AMSL). NAD83 coordinates for the campus are 38°34′02″N 121°53′12″W / 38.56722°N 121.88667°W / 38.56722; -121.88667

The college closed in 2005. The curriculum was said to include heritage and traditional American Indian ceremonies. The 643 acres (2.60 km2) and 5 buildings were formerly a military reservation according to a National Park Service publication, Five Views. The full name of the school is included here so that readers can accurately identify the topic. According to some tribal members, use of the spelled-out name of the university can be offensive. People who want to be culturally respectful refer to the institution as D-Q University. Tribal members in appropriate circumstances may use the full name.

Other colleges

An off-campus branch of Sacramento City College is located in Davis. The satellite is located in West Village, an area built by UC Davis to house students and others affiliated with the university.

Public schools

Davis' public school system is administrated by the Davis Joint Unified School District.

The city has nine public elementary schools (North Davis, Birch Lane, Pioneer Elementary, Patwin, Cesar Chavez, Robert E. Willett, Marguerite Montgomery, Fred T. Korematsu at Mace Ranch, and Fairfield Elementary (which is outside the city limits but opened in 1866 and is Davis Joint Unified School District's oldest public school)). Davis has one school for independent study (Davis School for Independent Study), three public junior high schools (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Frances Harper), one main high school (Davis Senior High School), one alternative high school (Martin Luther King High School), and a small project based high school (Leonardo da Vinci High School). Cesar Chavez is a Spanish immersion school, with no English integration until the third grade. The junior high schools contain grades 7 through 9. Due to a decline in the school-age population in Davis, two of the elementary schools in south Davis may have their district boundaries changed, or magnet programs may be moved to equalize enrollment. Valley Oak was closed after the 2007–08 school year, and their campus was granted to Da Vinci High (which had formerly been located in the back of Davis Senior High's campus) and a special-ed preschool. On average, class size is about 25 students: 1 teacher.

At one time, Chavez and Willett were incorporated together to provide elementary education K–6 to both English-speaking and Spanish immersion students in West Davis. César Chávez served grades K–3 and was called West Davis Elementary, and Robert E. Willett (named for a long-time teacher at the school, now deceased) served grades 4–6 and was known as West Davis Intermediate. Willett now serves K–6 English-speaking students, and Chavez supports the Spanish immersion program for K–6.

Private schools

  • Davis Waldorf School (Pre-K–8)

Notable people

These are some notable Davis residents, other than UC Davis faculty who were not previously from Davis.

  • Karin Argoud, actress
  • Samuel G. Armistead, anthropologist and linguist
  • Ruth Asmundson, former mayor of Davis
  • Peter S. Beagle, author, The Last Unicorn
  • Eric Beavers, American football quarterback
  • Robert F. Berkhofer, historian
  • William G. Burrill, Episcopal bishop
  • Cathy Carr, American Olympic swimmer
  • Robert Todd Carroll (born 1945), publisher of The Skeptic's Dictionary and fellow for Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
  • Alexandra Chalupa, American pro-Ukrainian activist
  • Joseph Ballinger Chiles, trail blazer and early pioneer
  • Tony Cline Jr., NFL tight end
  • Antoinette Clinton, aka Butterscotch, musician
  • Kim Conley, 2012 Olympian, track and field
  • Ross Cordy, archaeologist
  • Joe Craven, musician
  • Denise Curry, basketball player
  • Jerome C. Davis, state figure and pioneer, and namesake of Davis
  • Malachi Davis, sprinter, Olympian
  • Josh Davis, aka DJ Shadow, famous for his critically acclaimed sample based instrumental hip-hop
  • Cecilia Dean, fashion model and entrepreneur
  • Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian-American geneticist and evolutionary biologist
  • Delaine Eastin, former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Tony Fields, actor, dancer; Davis High School alumnus. Fields is best known in his tenure as a Solid Gold Dancer (1979–1984) and his film roles of Alan DeLuca in the 1985 movie version of A Chorus Line and Sammi Curr in the 1986 cult horror film Trick Or Treat.
  • Jason Fisk, former NFL defensive tackle
  • Karen Joy Fowler, author
  • Rebecca Fransway, author and poet
  • Michael Franti, musician
  • Nick Frentz, politician, member of the Minnesota Senate
  • Todd Gogulski, former professional bicycle road racer and TV commentator for Universal Sports
  • John Lawrence Goheen, American missionary, educator and administrator, agriculturist, social worker, and writer
  • Carol Greider, molecular biologist and Nobel Laureate (at Johns Hopkins), raised in Davis
  • Myril Hoag, MLB outfielder, three-time World Series champion
  • Rita Hosking, musician
  • Winnifred Hudson, painter
  • Nyjah Huston, professional skateboarder
  • Katie Kitamura, author
  • John Lescroart, author
  • John Lieswyn, American racing cyclist
  • Ladule Lako LoSarah is an American-born South Sudanese international footballer currently with FC Inter Leipzig of the German NOFV-Oberliga.
  • Deborah Madison, chef, author
  • Mike May, entrepreneur and athlete, regained sight after decades of complete blindness
  • Jonna Mazet, epidemiologist
  • Barry Melton, musician
  • Gina Miles, 2008 Beijing Olympic silver medalist, equestrian
  • Scott Miller, pop musician
  • Hasan Minhaj, comedian
  • Jennifer Moffitt, politician
  • Paul Moller, engineer and developer of the Moller Skycar
  • Rachel Moore, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Music Center
  • Freddie Muller, Major League Baseball infielder
  • Dave Nachmanoff, musician
  • Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve
  • Iyabo Obasanjo, Nigerian politician
  • Thretton Palamo, American rugby union player
  • Dickie Peterson, musician
  • Orange Phelps, Oregon businessman and politician
  • Kim Stanley Robinson, science-fiction author; famous works include Mars trilogy.
  • Stephen Robinson, astronaut (received bachelor's degree from UC Davis, 1978)
  • Beth Rodden, professional rock climber
  • Halsey Rodman, artist
  • Ray Rohwer, Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Ed Ross, tintype photographer and lawyer
  • Paul Scheuring, screenwriter (Prison Break, A Man Apart)
  • Dave Scott, triathlete, six-time Ironman Triathlon world champion
  • Jonathan Segel, American composer and multi-instrumentalist
  • Meredith Small, anthropologist
  • Peter Siebold, member of the Scaled Composites astronaut team
  • Colby Slater, American rugby union player, Olympic gold-medal winner
  • Sean Stewart, author
  • Charles Tart, parapsychologist
  • Donnette Thayer, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter
  • Helen Thomson, state and county politician
  • Alexandria Villaseñor, climate activist
  • Nick Watney, PGA Tour professional golfer
  • Zach Weiner, web comic author and illustrator
  • Andrew Weir, author of The Martian
  • Paul Whaley, drummer for the band Blue Cheer
  • Craig Wilson, water polo player and Olympian
  • Mike Wise, NFL defensive end
  • Lois Wolk, state politician
  • Paul Wulff, former Washington State football head coach
  • Steve Wynn, musician, leader of the band The Dream Syndicate
  • Mariko Yamada, state politician
  • Martin Yan, cooking show host
  • Sophia Yin, veterinarian, animal trainer and author
  • Gary Lee Yoder, musician, part of several 1960s psychedelic rock bands
  • Malcolm Clemens Young, Episcopal priest, Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
  • Robert Zirkin, Maryland politician

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