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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,080
Male Share of the Population51.9%
Female Share of the Population48.1%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+2,048
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married48%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.9%
Median Earnings25+$27,838
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,964
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,617
% Above Poverty Level81.6%
% Below Poverty Level18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.9%
Median Gross Rent$747
Median House Value$190,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.1%
German12.1%
Irish10.5%
English3.4%
Scottish2.5%
Portuguese2.2%
Italian2.1%
Norwegian1.4%
Canadian0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Polish0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Willows Almanac

CategoryValue
County Glenn County
Standard Zip Codes95988
Phone Area Codes530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude39.5
Approximate Longitude-122.28

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)

StationWILLOWS 6 W
Distance5.8 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp60 to 93 F
Oct Temp49 to 79 F
Annual Precip19 inches
StationSTONY GORGE RESERVOIR
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp42 to 70 F
Jul Temp60 to 95 F
Oct Temp46 to 79 F
Annual Precip21.3 inches
StationEAST PARK RESERVOIR
Distance20.5 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
Chico89,377$62,233
Colusa5,935$50,877
Orland7,504$45,033

Willows Public Libraries

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

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Willows Hospitals

Glenn Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1133 West Sycamore Street

Willows Public Schools

Glenn County Juvenile Court
311 S. Villa Ave.
ZIP: 95988
High
Total Enrollment 8
Glenn County Rop
311 S. Villa St.
ZIP: 95988
High
Glenn County Special Education
311 S. Villa Ave.
ZIP: 95988
Other
Total Enrollment 56
Murdock Elementary
655 W. French St.
ZIP: 95988
Primary
Total Enrollment 639
Success One!
451 S. Villa Ave.
ZIP: 95988
High
Total Enrollment 53
Walden Academy
1149 W. Wood St
ZIP: 95988
Primary
Total Enrollment 164
Willows Community High
823 W. Laurel St.
ZIP: 95988
High
Total Enrollment 24
Willows High
203 N. Murdock Ave.
ZIP: 95988
High
Total Enrollment 434
Willows Intermediate
1145 W. Cedar St.
ZIP: 95988
Middle
Total Enrollment 346

Willows Private Schools

Willows Baptist Academy
853 N Tehama St
ZIP: 95988
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 4
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