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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

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,938
Male Share of the Population52.8%
Female Share of the Population47.2%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+2,496
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.9%
Median Earnings25+$32,214
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,082
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,585

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,915
% Above Poverty Level83.8%
% Below Poverty Level16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone24.9%
Median Gross Rent$833
Median House Value$210,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60.3%
German11.1%
Irish7%
English5.5%
Portuguese3.9%
Italian3.5%
Dutch2.3%
Scottish1.3%
Norwegian1%
Swedish0.8%
Greek0.8%
Polish0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Australian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Colusa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Colusa County
Standard Zip Codes95932
Phone Area Codes530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude39.27
Approximate Longitude-122.05

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)

StationCOLUSA 2 SSW
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp61 to 93 F
Oct Temp49 to 79 F
Annual Precip16.9 inches
StationMARYSVILLE
Distance23.2 miles
Jan Temp38 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp61 to 96 F
Oct Temp50 to 80 F
Annual Precip22 inches
StationEAST PARK RESERVOIR
Distance29.2 miles
Jan Temp32 to 55 F
Apr Temp40 to 69 F
Jul Temp59 to 93 F
Oct Temp44 to 77 F
Annual Precip21.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Biggs2,034$55,542
Gridley6,576$44,466
Live Oak8,537$58,125
Marysville12,225$49,226
Williams5,208$60,087
Yuba City66,229$56,783

Colusa Public Libraries

Colusa County Free Library
738 MARKET ST.
Colusa, California
(530) 458-0372

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Colusa Hospitals

Colusa Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
199 East Webster Street

Colusa Public Schools

Colusa Alternative High (continuation)
817 Colus Ave.
ZIP: 95932
High
Total Enrollment 25
Colusa Alternative Home
745 10th St.
ZIP: 95932
Other
Total Enrollment 70
Colusa High
901 Colus Ave.
ZIP: 95932
High
Total Enrollment 371
George T. Egling Middle
813 Webster St.
ZIP: 95932
Middle
Total Enrollment 508
James M. Burchfield Primary
400 Fremont St.
ZIP: 95932
Primary
Total Enrollment 482

Colusa Private Schools

Charity Baptist Academy
2150 Wescott Rd
ZIP: 95932
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
Our Lady Of Lourdes School
741 Ware Ave
ZIP: 95932
Elementary
Total Enrollment 110
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