Colusa, CA


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Colusa is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 5,935 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Colusa is the 485th largest community in California.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Colusa is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.25% of the Colusa workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Colusa is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Colusa who work in farm management occupations (14.42%), office and administrative support (10.21%), and management occupations (7.86%).

The citizens of Colusa are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.48% of adults in Colusa have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Colusa in 2010 was $22,849, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,396 for a family of four. However, Colusa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Colusa is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Colusa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Colusa, accounting for 56.37% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Colusa residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Colusa include Irish, English, Dutch, and Italian.

In addition, Colusa has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.12%).

The most common language spoken in Colusa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.

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