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Encyclopedia > Colusa, California

Colusa is the county seat of Colusa County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,402.


Location of Colusa, California

Colusa is located at 39į12'34" North, 122į0'38" West (39.209354, -122.010436)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.3 km≤ (1.7 mi≤). 4.3 km≤ (1.7 mi≤) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,402 people, 1,897 households, and 1,365 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,248.9/km≤ (3,244.0/mi≤). There are 2,016 housing units at an average density of 466.1/km≤ (1,210.7/mi≤). The racial makeup of the city is 68.66% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 1.76% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.78% Pacific Islander, 23.29% from other races, and 3.76% from two or more races. 41.71% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,897 households out of which 40.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% are married couples living together, 11.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% are non-families. 23.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.81 and the average family size is 3.33.

In the city the population is spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $35,250, and the median income for a family is $41,833. Males have a median income of $32,006 versus $20,510 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,251. 17.2% of the population and 14.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.0% of those under the age of 18 and 8.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=39.209354&longitude=-122.010436&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=39.209354&lon=-122.010436&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-122.010436&lat=39.209354&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Rural Housing and Welfare Reform; Colusa County, California (3686 words)
The median household income for Colusa county was 30 percent lower than the state median household income in 1990, at $24,912 for the county and $35,798 for the state.
Colusa County is predominantly a farming community; the majority of the land, 61 percent, is devoted to agriculture, and a large percentage of the county’s workforce is employed in this industry.
In 1996, Colusa County’s per capita income of $21,727 was 80.5 percent of the state of California’s, ranking the county 28th out of 58 counties in terms of per capita income.
Colusa County (2795 words)
Colusa County Mines and Mineral Resources (circa 1913-1914) - Excerpts from Report XIV of the State Mineralogist - Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist's Report - Biennial Period 1913-1914, Part II.
In the Colusa Sandstone Company's quarry, one bed measures 35 feet in thickness, which in its southern extension in the McGilvray quarry is 45 feet thick.
Colusa oranges ripen in the latter part of October and in November.
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