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The City of Willows had a population of 6,150 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Willows is located at latitude 39.5148 and longitude -122.1992 in Glenn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Willows (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Glenn County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 138 feet.

The City of Willows (GNIS ID: 2412272) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Willows is located within Willows CCD of Glenn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Willows population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Willows: Willow.

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Willows, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,150
Population in Households 5,947
Population in Familes 4,858
Population in Group Qrtrs 203
Population Density1 2,160
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 2,176
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 1,483
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,185 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 991 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 285 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $198,835
Average Home Value $219,873


Median Household Income $41,890
Average Household Income $54,862
Per Capita Income $20,243
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% -0.07%
Households 0.02% 0.0%
Families -0.15% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Willows, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willows to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 596 61st
Population Density1 # 580 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 534 65th
Median Household Income # 1142 25th
Per Capita Income # 1123 26th

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