Glenn County, California
County of Glenn
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Images, from top down, left to right: A view from Interstate 5 in Glenn County, a scene in Willows, Gianella Bridge
Official seal of Glenn County, California
Interactive map of Glenn County
Location in the state of California
Location in the state of California
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
RegionSacramento Valley
Incorporated1891
Named forHugh J. Glenn
County seatWillows
Largest cityOrland
Area
 • Total1,327 sq mi (3,440 km2)
 • Land1,314 sq mi (3,400 km2)
 • Water13 sq mi (30 km2)
Highest elevation7,451 ft (2,271 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total28,917
 • Density22/sq mi (8.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Area code530
FIPS code06-021
GNIS feature ID277275
WebsiteGlenn County, California

Glenn County is a county located in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2020 census, the population was 28,917.[2] The county seat is Willows.[3] It is located in the Sacramento Valley, in the northern part of the California Central Valley. The Grindstone Rancheria, reservation of the Grindstone Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians, is located in Glenn County.

History

Glenn County split from Colusi County in 1891, from parts of Colusa County. It was named for Dr. Hugh J. Glenn, who purchased 8,000 acres (32.4 km2) in the northest end of Rancho Jacinto in 1867. He became the largest wheat farmer in the state during his lifetime and a man of great prominence in political and commercial life in California.[4][5][6][7]

Sheriffs

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,327 square miles (3,440 km2), of which 1,314 square miles (3,400 km2) is land and 13 square miles (34 km2) (1.0%) is water.[8]

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19005,150
19107,17239.3%
192011,85365.3%
193010,935−7.7%
194012,19511.5%
195015,44826.7%
196017,24511.6%
197017,5211.6%
198021,35021.9%
199024,79816.1%
200026,4536.7%
201028,1226.3%
202028,9172.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[9][10]
1790–1960[11] 1900–1990[12]
1990–2000[13] 2010[14] 2020[15]

2020 census

Glenn County, California - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[14] Pop 2020[15] % 2010 % 2020
  White alone (NH) 15,717 13,897 55.89% 48.06%
  Black or African American alone (NH) 192 140 0.68% 0.48%
  Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 477 531 1.70% 1.84%
Asian alone (NH) 674 626 2.40% 2.16%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 22 39 0.08% 0.13%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 39 144 0.14% 0.50%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 462 999 1.64% 3.45%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 10,539 12,541 37.48% 43.37%
Total 28,122 28,917 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2011

Places by population, race, and income

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%).[23]

2000

As of the census[24] 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 71.8% White, 0.6% Black or African American, 2.1% Native American, 3.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 18.2% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. 29.6% 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 12.5% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.3% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Voter registration

Cities by population and voter registration

Overview

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.

United States presidential election results for Glenn County, California[26]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 7,063 62.52% 3,995 35.36% 239 2.12%
2016 5,788 61.12% 3,065 32.37% 617 6.52%
2012 5,632 60.97% 3,301 35.73% 305 3.30%
2008 5,910 59.82% 3,734 37.80% 235 2.38%
2004 6,308 66.72% 2,995 31.68% 151 1.60%
2000 5,795 66.53% 2,498 28.68% 418 4.80%
1996 5,041 56.86% 2,841 32.04% 984 11.10%
1992 3,812 43.24% 2,666 30.24% 2,338 26.52%
1988 4,944 62.06% 2,894 36.33% 128 1.61%
1984 6,020 69.74% 2,488 28.82% 124 1.44%
1980 5,386 64.80% 2,227 26.79% 699 8.41%
1976 4,094 52.67% 3,501 45.04% 178 2.29%
1972 4,569 59.01% 2,681 34.62% 493 6.37%
1968 3,848 53.91% 2,466 34.55% 824 11.54%
1964 3,351 45.97% 3,937 54.01% 2 0.03%
1960 3,911 53.17% 3,410 46.36% 35 0.48%
1956 3,463 51.96% 3,192 47.89% 10 0.15%
1952 4,454 64.45% 2,422 35.05% 35 0.51%
1948 2,819 50.99% 2,578 46.64% 131 2.37%
1944 2,409 49.32% 2,452 50.20% 23 0.47%
1940 2,473 43.92% 3,095 54.96% 63 1.12%
1936 1,620 32.50% 3,288 65.97% 76 1.52%
1932 1,432 31.34% 2,973 65.07% 164 3.59%
1928 2,466 65.03% 1,297 34.20% 29 0.76%
1924 1,444 44.84% 367 11.40% 1,409 43.76%
1920 1,916 64.19% 902 30.22% 167 5.59%
1916 1,342 40.23% 1,797 53.87% 197 5.91%
1912 11 0.45% 1,325 54.41% 1,099 45.13%
1908 618 44.72% 711 51.45% 53 3.84%
1904 765 50.03% 725 47.42% 39 2.55%
1900 494 39.49% 737 58.91% 20 1.60%
1896 479 36.54% 825 62.93% 7 0.53%
1892 528 33.78% 808 51.70% 227 14.52%


Glenn County is split between California's 1st and 3rd congressional districts, represented by Doug LaMalfa (RRichvale) and John Garamendi (DWalnut Grove), respectively.[27]

In the State Assembly, Glenn County is in the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican James Gallagher.[28] In the State Senate, the county is in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Jim Nielsen.[29]

Crime

The following table includes the number of incidents reported and the rate per 1,000 persons for each type of offense.

Cities by population and crime rates

Transportation

Major highways

Public transportation

Glenn Ride runs buses from Willows to Hamilton City, and on into Chico (Butte County). The 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]

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Other communities

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Glenn County.[33]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Orland City 7,291
2 Willows City 6,166
3 Hamilton City CDP 1,759
4 Artois CDP 295
5 Grindstone Rancheria[34] AIAN 164
6 Elk Creek CDP 163

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Other = Some other race + Two or more races
  2. ^ Native American = Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander + American Indian or Alaska Native
  3. ^ a b Percentage of registered voters with respect to total population. Percentages of party members with respect to registered voters follow.

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