Glenn County, California

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County of Glenn
County
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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 County of Glenn
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Location in the state of California
Location in the state of California
California's location in the United States
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 (32.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 28,122
 • Density 21/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 a county in the U.S. state of California, located in the California Central Valley. As of 2010, it has a population of 28,122. The county seat is the city of Willows.

History[edit]

Glenn County was formed in 1891 from parts of Colusa County. It was named for 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.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

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.[3]

Cities and towns[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Politics[edit]

Voter registration statistics[edit]

Cities by population and voter registration[edit]

Overview[edit]

Glenn County vote
by party in presidential elections
Year GOP DEM Others
2012 61.3% 5,608 35.8% 3,276 2.8% 258
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 County is split between California's 1st and 3rd congressional districts, represented by Doug LaMalfa (RRichvale) and John Garamendi (DWalnut Grove), respectively.[6]

In the State Assembly, Glenn County is in the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican Dan Logue.[7] In the State Senate, the county is in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Jim Nielsen.[8]

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

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2010 Governor Whitman 61.1 - 30.4%
Lieutenant Governor Maldonado 59.3 - 26.1%
Secretary of State Dunn 56.6 - 32.9%
Controller Strickland 52.1 - 34.5%
Treasurer Walters 54.5 - 36.6%
Attorney General Cooley 62.7 - 25.9%
Insurance Commissioner Villines 56.8 - 27.7%

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Public transportation[edit]

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

Airports[edit]

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

Railroads[edit]

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]

Crime[edit]

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[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2011[edit]

Places by population, race, and income[edit]

2010[edit]

Historical population
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%
Est. 2012 27,992 −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[17]
2012 Estimate[18]

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%).[19]

2000[edit]

As of the census[20] 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.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Percentage of registered voters with respect to total population. Percentages of party members with respect to registered voters follow.
  2. ^ Only larceny-theft cases involving property over $400 in value are reported as property crimes.
  3. ^ Other = Some other race + Two or more races
  4. ^ Native American = Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander + American Indian or Alaska Native

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County of Glenn Residents". County of Glenn. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 138. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B02001. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2013-10-26.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q California Secretary of State. February 10, 2013 - Report of Registration. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
  6. ^ "California's 3rd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice, State of California. Table 11: Crimes – 2009. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  10. ^ a b c United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Crime in the United States, 2012, Table 8 (California). Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  11. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B03003. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2013-10-26.
  12. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19301. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  13. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19013. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  14. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19113. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  15. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  16. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B01003. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  17. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  19. ^ "2010 Census P.L. 94-171 Summary File Data". United States Census Bureau. 
  20. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 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