Colusa County, CA

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Population

21,479

0.552% growth

Poverty Rate

14%


Median Age

34.7


Median Household Income

$56,481

2.79% growth

Number of Employees

9,470

3.37% growth

Median Property Value

$223,600

9.07% growth

About

In 2017, Colusa County, CA had a population of 21.5k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $56,481. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Colusa County, CA grew from 21,361 to 21,479, a 0.552% increase and its median household income grew from $54,946 to $56,481, a 2.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Colusa County, CA are White (Hispanic) (52%), White (Non-Hispanic) (36.3%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (5.19%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.53%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.52%). N/A% of the people in Colusa County, CA speak a non-English language, and 84.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Colusa County, CA is $223,600, and the homeownership rate is 64.2%. Most people in Colusa County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Colusa County, CA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Colusa County, CA employs 9.47k people. The largest industries in Colusa County, CA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,655 people), Manufacturing (894 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (884 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($54,643), Construction ($53,750), and Public Administration ($52,066).

Median household income in Colusa County, CA is $56,481. Males in Colusa County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Colusa County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,481

2017 value

± $4,858

2.79%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Colusa County, CA have a median annual income of $56,481, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,946 in 2016, which represents a 2.79% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Colusa County, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1

  2. Census Tract 3

  3. Census Tract 2

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Colusa County, CA was Census Tract 1 with a value of $63,750, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $59,830 and $56,400.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Colusa County, CA (2.98k out of 21.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,431 ± 315

  2. Hispanic

    1,958 ± 294

  3. Other

    266 ± 138

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.47k

2017 Value

± 602

3.37%

1 Year growth

± 8.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Colusa County, CA grew at a rate of 3.37%, from 9.16k employees to 9.47k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Colusa County, CA, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1,724 people), Management Occupations (1,130 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (931 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Colusa County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Colusa County, CA, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1,724 people), Management Occupations (1,130 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (931 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Colusa County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (27 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.73 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Colusa County, CA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($114,583), Legal Occupations ($91,250), and Management Occupations ($60,463).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.47k

2017 Value

± 602

3.37%

1 Year growth

± 8.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Colusa County, CA grew at a rate of 3.37%, from 9.16k employees to 9.47k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Colusa County, CA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,655 people), Manufacturing (894 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (884 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Colusa County, CA, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,655 people), Manufacturing (894 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (884 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Colusa County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (23.7 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.28 times), and Utilities (2.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Colusa County, CA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($54,643), Construction ($53,750), and Public Administration ($52,066).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.4% of the population of Colusa County, CA has health coverage, with 35.3% on employee plans, 30.4% on Medicaid, 9.13% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.04% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Colusa County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Colusa County, CA see 2685 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.3% decrease from the previous year (3060 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2698 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 568 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,685 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Colusa County, CA see an average of 2,685 patients per year. This represents a 12.3% decrease from the previous year (3,060 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.6%

Uninsured

35.3%

Employer Coverage

30.4%

Medicaid

9.13%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

1.04%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Colusa County, CA declined by 12.8% from 15.6% to 13.6%.

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 Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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Diversity

Colusa County, CA is home to a population of 21.5k people, from which 84.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 25.7% of Colusa County, CA residents were born outside of the country (5.53k people).

In 2017, there were 1.43 times more White (Hispanic) residents (11.2k people) in Colusa County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.8k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.12k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Colusa County, CA was 34.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Colusa County, CA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Colusa County, CA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

25.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.53k people

25%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.33k people

As of 2017, 25.7% of Colusa County, CA residents (5.53k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Colusa County, CA was 25%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

84.8%

2017 Citizenship

84.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 84.8% of Colusa County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Colusa County, CA was 84.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Colusa County, CA

  1. White (Hispanic)

    11.2k ± 436

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    7.8k ± 23

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    1.12k ± 415

In 2017, there were 1.43 times more White (Hispanic) residents (11.2k people) in Colusa County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.8k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.12k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    359 ± 81

  2. Korea

    94 ± 48

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    74 ± 62

Colusa County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Colusa County, CA was $223,600 in 2017, which is 0.973 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $205,000 to $223,600, a 9.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Colusa County, CA is 64.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Colusa County, CA have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Colusa County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$223,600

2017 Median

± $12,311

$205,000

2016 Median

± $16,374

In 2017, the median property value in Colusa County, CA grew to to $223,600 from the previous year's value of $205,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Colusa County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Colusa County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$56,481

Median Household Income

± $4,858

7.05k

Number of Households

± 493

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.05k households in Colusa County, CA grew to $56,481 from the previous year's value of $54,946.

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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Colusa County, CA 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

64.2%

2017 Homeownership

64.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.2% of the housing units in Colusa County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Colusa County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Colusa County, CA have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.16% of the workforce in Colusa County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.9%

  2. Carpooled

    14.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.55%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Colusa County, CA was Drove Alone (76.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.2%) and those who Worked At Home (4.55%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 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 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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