Colusa County, CA

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2022 Population
21,811
0.142% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36
1.12% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.9%
15.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$69,619
12.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$360,100
19.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Colusa County, CA had a population of 21.8k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $69,619. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Colusa County, CA grew from 21,780 to 21,811, a 0.142% increase and its median household income grew from $61,861 to $69,619, a 12.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Colusa County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (33.5%), White (Hispanic) (27.4%), Other (Hispanic) (17.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (14.6%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.65%).

None of the households in Colusa County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

83.3% of the residents in Colusa County, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Colusa County, CA was $360,100, and the homeownership rate was 63.1%.

Most people in Colusa County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Colusa County, CA was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Colusa County, CA is home to a population of 21.8k people, from which 83.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 28.7% of Colusa County, CA residents were born outside of the country (6.25k people).

In 2022, there were 1.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.3k people) in Colusa County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.99k White (Hispanic) and 3.84k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

83.3%
2022 Citizenship
85.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 83.3% of Colusa County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Colusa County, CA was 85.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Colusa County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.3k ± 31
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.99k ± 774
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.84k ± 656
60.9%
Hispanic Population
13.3k people

In 2022, there were 1.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.3k people) in Colusa County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.99k White (Hispanic) and 3.84k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

60.9% of the people in Colusa County, CA are hispanic (13.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Colusa County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

28.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.25k people
26.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.82k people

As of 2022, 28.7% of Colusa County, CA residents (6.25k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Colusa County, CA was 26.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    339 ± 105
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    164 ± 73
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    109 ± 63

Colusa County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Colusa County, CA employs 9.73k people. The largest industries in Colusa County, CA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,123 people), Manufacturing (1,202 people), and Educational Services (879 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($55,583), Public Administration ($54,931), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($50,612).

Occupations

9.73k
2022 Value
± 737
1.99%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Colusa County, CA grew at a rate of 1.99%, from 9.54k employees to 9.73k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Colusa County, CA, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1,441 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (996 people), and Management Occupations (940 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Colusa County, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.73k
2022 Value
± 737
1.99%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Colusa County, CA grew at a rate of 1.99%, from 9.54k employees to 9.73k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Colusa County, CA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,123 people), Manufacturing (1,202 people), and Educational Services (879 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Colusa County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Colusa County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,118
Median earning men ± $3,818
$29,968
Median earning women ± $3,328

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,459), Other Services Except Public Administration ($66,250), and Manufacturing ($57,969).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($48,529), Public Administration ($43,333), and Retail Trade ($37,813).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 80
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 79
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 75
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colusa County, CA went to Donald J. Trump with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.7%), followed by Other (1.03%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Colusa County, CA was $360,100 in 2022, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $300,500 to $360,100, a 19.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Colusa County, CA is 63.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Colusa County, CA have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Colusa County, CA is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Median household income in Colusa County, CA is $69,619. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Colusa County, CA was Census Tract 1 with a value of $73,188, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $65,625 and $61,705.

Property

$360,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,259
$4,686
Median Property Taxes
±$468

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Colusa County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.1%
Homeownership
2022
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.1% of the housing units in Colusa County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. Census Tract 5
  3. Census Tract 2

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Colusa County, CA was Census Tract 1 with a value of $73,188, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $65,625 and $61,705.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Colusa County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$69,619
Median Household Income
± $5,745
7.43k
Number of Households
± 604

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.43k households in Colusa County, CA grew to $69,619 from the previous year's value of $61,861.

The following chart displays the households in Colusa County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Colusa County, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.06%)

In 2022, 80.3% of workers in Colusa County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.9%) and those who worked at home (5.06%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Colusa County, CA have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.88% of the workforce in Colusa County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Colusa County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Colusa County, CA have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Colusa County, CA (2.36k out of 21.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Colusa County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.9% of the population of Colusa County, CA has health coverage, with 37.2% on employee plans, 31.3% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 0.305% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colusa County, CA see 3591 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.361% decrease from the previous year (3604 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2395 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 479 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.1% were men and 48.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,591 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colusa County, CA

Primary care physicians in Colusa County, CA see an average of 3,591 patients per year. This represents a 0.361% decrease from the previous year (3,604 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Colusa County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.5% under 18 years, 20.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.1% were men and 48.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.14%
Uninsured
37.2%
Employer Coverage
31.3%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
0.305%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Colusa County, CA grew by 8.33% from 8.44% to 9.14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Colusa County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Colusa County, CA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.3% in Colusa County, CA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.2% in Colusa County, CA.

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