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Overview

Introduction to Willows, California

Willows, California, in Glenn county, is 23 miles SW of Chico, California and 75 miles NW of Sacramento, California.

Willows History

The first post office of Willow was established in 1876. It is the county seat of Glenn County, which was formed in 1891. The county was named in honor of Dr.Hugh J.Glen, who was not only a well known farmer of that area, but also an eminent personality in the social and political sphere.

Willows and Nearby Attractions

  • Chico Museum.
  • Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park.
  • Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Willows Westside Mall Shopping Center.
  • Vacaville Museum.
  • Delevan National Wildlife Refuge.

Things To Do In Willows

The Chico Museum and the Sacramento Valley Museum may interest those hoping to learn more about the area's history. The Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, the Delevan National Wildlife Refuge and the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge are all accessible from Willows as well.

Willows Transportation

Chico Municipal Airport is nearby.

Willows Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities are California State University, Butte College, Yuba College and Napa Valley College.

People

Total Population 6,111
Male Share of the Population 52%
Female Share of the Population 48%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,093
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 45.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,763
% Above Poverty Level 81.3%
% Below Poverty Level 18.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 9.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.1%
Median Gross Rent $734
Median House Value $171,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.9%
US/American 0%
English 6.1%
Irish 16.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Willows Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles SW of Chico, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles NW of Sacramento, California
County Glenn
Standard Zip Codes 95988
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.524
Longitude -122.192

Willows 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 WILLOWS 6 W
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 60 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 79 F
Annual Precip 19 inches
Station STONY GORGE RESERVOIR
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 60 to 95 F
Oct Temp 46 to 79 F
Annual Precip 21.3 inches
Station EAST PARK RESERVOIR
Distance 20.5 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Willows, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fruto (95988)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chico 88,455 $61,365
Colusa 5,939 $51,875
Orland 7,488 $39,602

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Willows Public Libraries

Library
Willows Public Library
201 N. LASSEN ST.
Willows, California
(530) 934-5156

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Willows High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WILLOWS HIGH
203 N. MURDOCK AVE.
530-934-6611
A Title I School.
Serves 540 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.8

SPECIAL EDUCATION
525 W. SYCAMORE
530-934-6575
A Special Education School
Serves 132 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.2

WILLOWS COMMUNITY HIGH (CONT)
823 W. LAUREL ST.
530-934-6605
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 44 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.4

ALTERNATIVE/OPPORTUNITY
525 W. SYCAMORE ST.
530-934-6575
A Non-traditional School
Serves 39 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.8

GLENN COUNTY JUVENILE COURT
525 WEST SYCAMORE ST.
530-934-6575
A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

WILLOWS HIGH COMMUNITY DAY
823 W. LAUREL ST.
530-934-6605
A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

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