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Overview

Introduction to Colusa, California

Colusa, California, in Colusa county, is 36 miles S of Chico, California and 51 miles NW of Sacramento, California. As of the year 2000 census, 5,402 people lived in Colusa.

Colusa History

In 1849, Charles D. Semple purchased the land that later became Colusa. In 1850, Semple founded the city under the name Colusi, but it was changed to Colusa in 1854. The area's first post office was established in 1851. Because the city is located along the Southern Pacific Railroad, it developed rapidly and gradually became an ideal resting place for travelers.

Colusa and nearby Attractions

  • Colusa - Sacramento River State Recreation Area
  • Colusa National Wildlife Refuge
  • Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park
  • Sacramento Valley Museum
  • Woodland Opera House State Historic Park
  • Community Memorial Museum

Things To Do In Colusa

The Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area and the Woodland Opera House State Historic Park are popular local tourist spots. The Sacramento Valley Museum and the Community Memorial Museum are nearby as well. Every year, the city also hosts the Colusa County Fair.

Colusa Transportation

Sacramento International is the nearest major airport.

Colusa Higher Education

Butte College, California State University-Chico and Yuba College are nearby.

People

Total Population 5,962
Male Share of the Population 52.2%
Female Share of the Population 47.8%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,300
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 45.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15%
Median Earnings25+ $29,798
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,178
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,961

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,515
% Above Poverty Level 84%
% Below Poverty Level 16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.8%
Median Gross Rent $766
Median House Value $149,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 67.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 5.2%

Colusa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles S of Chico, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles NW of Sacramento, California
County Colusa
Standard Zip Codes 95932
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.214
Longitude -122.008

Colusa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station COLUSA 2 SSW
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 61 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 79 F
Annual Precip 16.9 inches
Station MARYSVILLE
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 61 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 80 F
Annual Precip 22 inches
Station EAST PARK RESERVOIR
Distance 29.2 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 55 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 59 to 93 F
Oct Temp 44 to 77 F
Annual Precip 21.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Biggs 2,010 $42,273
Gridley 6,566 $47,438
Live Oak 8,500 $46,758
Marysville 12,144 $45,274
Williams 5,166 $56,232
Yuba City 65,141 $56,734

Colusa Public Libraries

Library
Colusa County Free Library
738 MARKET ST.
Colusa, California
(530) 458-7671

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Colusa Hospitals

COLUSA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
199 EAST WEBSTER ST
(530) 458-5821
Emergency Service: Yes

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Colusa High Schools

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COLUSA HIGH
901 COLUS AVE.
530-458-2156
A Title I School.
Serves 422 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

COLUSA ALTERNATIVE HOME
819 COLUS AVE.
530-458-2232
A Non-traditional School
Serves 62 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 31

SPECIAL EDUCATION
400-A FREMONT ST.
530-458-8891
A Special Education School
Serves 36 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.9

COLUSA ALTERNATIVE HIGH (CONT.)
817 COLUS AVE.
530-458-2232
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

COLUSA COUNTY COMMUNITY
345 FIFTH ST. SUITE DEF
530-458-0332
A Non-traditional School
Serves 12 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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