Laytonville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mendocino County, California, United States. Laytonville, is located 20 miles (32 km) north-northwest of Willits, at an elevation of 1670 feet (509 m). The population was 1,301 at the 2000 census.
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.
As of the census 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.
There were 496 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,432, and the median income for a family was $38,080. Males had a median income of $33,269 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,367. About 19.0% of families and 21.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature Laytonville is located in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Pat Wiggins, and in the 1st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Patty Berg. Federally, Laytonville is located in California's 1st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +10 and is represented by Democrat Mike Thompson.