Glenn County, California


Glenn County, California
County of Glenn
—  County  —

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Location in the state of California
California's location in the United States
Country  United States
State  California
Region Sacramento Valley
Incorporated 1891
County seat Willows
Largest city Orland
Area
 – Total 1,327.16 sq mi (3,437.3 km2)
 – Land 1,314.79 sq mi (3,405.3 km2)
 – Water 12.36 sq mi (32 km2)
Population (2010)
 – Total 28,122
 – Density 21.2/sq mi (8.2/km2)
Time zone Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
 – Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Website www.countyofglenn.net

Glenn County is in the California Central Valley. As of 2010, it had a population of 28,122. The county seat is the city of Willows.

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History

Glenn County was formed in 1891 from parts of Colusa County. It was named for Dr. Hugh J. Glenn, who was the largest wheat farmer in the state during his lifetime, and a man of great prominence in political and commercial life in California

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,327.16 square miles (3,437.3 km2), of which 1,314.79 square miles (3,405.3 km2) (or 99.07%) is land and 12.36 square miles (32.0 km2) (or 0.93%) is water.[1]

Cities and towns

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

  • Mendocino National Forest (part)
  • Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge (part)
  • Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge (part)

Politics

Glenn County vote
by party in presidential elections
Year GOP DEM Others
2008 59.9% 5,910 37.8% 3,734 2.3% 225
2004 66.7% 6,308 31.7% 2,995 1.6% 151
2000 66.5% 5,795 28.7% 2,498 4.8% 418
1996 56.9% 5,041 32.0% 2,841 11.1% 984
1992 43.2% 3,812 30.2% 2,666 25.8% 2,278
1988 62.1% 4,944 36.3% 2,894 1.6% 128
1984 69.7% 6,020 28.8% 2,488 1.4% 124
1980 64.8% 5,386 26.8% 2,227 8.4% 699
1976 52.7% 4,094 45.0% 3,501 2.3% 178
1972 59.0% 4,569 34.6% 2,681 6.4% 493
1968 53.9% 3,848 34.6% 2,466 11.5% 824
1964 46.0% 3,351 54.0% 3,937 0.0% 2
1960 53.2% 3,911 46.4% 3,410 0.5% 35
1956 52.0% 3,463 47.9% 3,192 0.2% 10
1952 64.5% 4,454 35.1% 2,422 0.5% 35
1948 51.0% 2,819 46.6% 2,578 2.4% 131
1944 49.3% 2,409 50.2% 2,452 0.5% 23
1940 43.9% 2,473 55.0% 3,095 1.1% 63
1936 32.5% 1,620 66.0% 3,288 1.5% 76
1932 31.3% 1,432 65.1% 2,973 3.6% 164
1928 65.0% 2,466 34.2% 1,297 0.8% 29
1924 44.8% 1,444 11.4% 367 43.8% 1,409
1920 64.2% 1,916 30.2% 902 5.6% 167

Glenn is a strongly Republican county in Presidential and congressional elections. The last Democrat to win a majority in the county was Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

Glenn is part of California's 2nd congressional district, which is held by Republican Wally Herger. In the State Assembly, Glenn is part of the 2nd district, which is held by Republican Jim Nielsen. In the State Senate, Glenn is part of the 4th district, which is held by Republican Doug LaMalfa.

On Nov. 4, 2008 Glenn County voted 73.3 % for Proposition 8 which amended the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriages.

Transportation

Major highways

Public transportation

Glenn Ride runs buses from Willows to Hamilton City, and on into Chico (Butte County) Nearest Amtrak Station is in Chico.

Airports

Willows-Glenn County Airport and Haigh Field are both general aviation airports.

Railroads

California Northern Railroad shortline serves Willows. The main line runs north to Tehama and south to Davis, where the railroad interchanges with the Union Pacific Railroad. Prior to the line being leased to the California Northern, the route was operated by Southern Pacific and was known as the West Side Line. The railroad first reached Willows on December 28, 1879, from Davis. In 1882 the extension from Willows to Tehama was completed. In 1884 the West Side and Mendocino Railroad constructed a line east from Willows to Fruto.[citation needed]

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 5,150
1910 7,172 39.3%
1920 11,853 65.3%
1930 10,935 −7.7%
1940 12,195 11.5%
1950 15,448 26.7%
1960 17,245 11.6%
1970 17,521 1.6%
1980 21,350 21.9%
1990 24,798 16.1%
2000 26,453 6.7%
2010 28,122 6.3%
[2][3][4]

2010

The 2010 United States Census reported that Glenn County had a population of 28,122. The racial makeup of Glenn County was 19,990 (71.1%) White, 231 (0.8%) African American, 619 (2.2%) Native American, 722 (2.6%) Asian, 24 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 5,522 (19.6%) from other races, and 1,014 (3.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10,539 persons (37.5%).[5]


Population reported at 2010 United States Census
The County
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
Glenn County 28,122 19,990 231 619 722 24 5,522 1,014 10,539
Incorporated
cities
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
Orland 7,291 4,828 37 122 208 1 1,833 262 3,269
Willows 6,166 4,304 78 138 312 11 1,099 224 2,020
Census-designated
places
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
Artois 295 245 0 8 3 0 25 14 54
Elk Creek 163 144 0 7 1 0 8 3 8
Hamilton City 1,759 834 18 23 15 0 804 65 1,489
Unincorporated
communities
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
All others not CDPs (combined) 12,448 9,635 98 321 183 12 1,753 446 3,699

2000

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 26,453 people, 9,172 households, and 6,732 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 9,982 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.78% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 2.09% Native American, 3.38% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 18.18% from other races, and 3.86% from two or more races. 29.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 10.8% were of German, 9.4% American, 6.2% English and 5.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 69.5% spoke English, 27.0% Spanish and 2.1% Hmong as their first language.

There were 9,172 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,107, and the median income for a family was $37,023. Males had a median income of $29,480 versus $21,766 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,069. About 12.50% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.30% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  2. ^ http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/cencounts/files/ca190090.txt
  3. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov
  4. ^ http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/
  5. ^ "2010 Census P.L. 94-171 Summary File Data". United States Census Bureau. http://www2.census.gov/census_2010/01-Redistricting_File--PL_94-171/California/. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 39°35′N 122°23′W / 39.59°N 122.39°W / 39.59; -122.39


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