Princeton, California

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This article is about the Colusa County town. For the San Mateo County town, see Princeton-by-the-Sea, California. For the community in Mariposa County formerly with this name, see Mount Bullion, Mariposa County, California.
census-designated place
Princeton is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°24′12″N 122°00′36″W / 39.40333°N 122.01000°W / 39.40333; -122.01000Coordinates: 39°24′12″N 122°00′36″W / 39.40333°N 122.01000°W / 39.40333; -122.01000
Country  United States
State  California
County Colusa County
 • Total 1.836 sq mi (4.756 km2)
 • Land 1.836 sq mi (4.756 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 82 ft (25 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 303
 • Density 170/sq mi (64/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 95970
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature IDs 1659436, 2583118

Princeton (formerly, Ket-tee) is a census-designated place[3] in Colusa County, California. It lies at an elevation of 82 feet (25 m). Its ZIP code is 95970 and its area code is 530. Princeton's population was 303 at the 2010 census.


The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Princeton had a population of 303. The population density was 165.0 people per square mile (63.7/km²). The racial makeup of Princeton was 217 (71.6%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 10 (3.3%) Native American, 1 (0.3%) Asian, 1 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 70 (23.1%) from other races, and 4 (1.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 93 persons (30.7%).

The Census reported that 303 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 124 households, out of which 32 (25.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 70 (56.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 11 (8.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 7 (5.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 9 (7.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (1.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 25 households (20.2%) were made up of individuals and 11 (8.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44. There were 88 families (71.0% of all households); the average family size was 2.78.

The population was spread out with 60 people (19.8%) under the age of 18, 23 people (7.6%) aged 18 to 24, 59 people (19.5%) aged 25 to 44, 112 people (37.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 49 people (16.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.1 years. For every 100 females there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.5 males.

There were 158 housing units at an average density of 86.1 per square mile (33.2/km²), of which 83 (66.9%) were owner-occupied, and 41 (33.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.7%. 196 people (64.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 107 people (35.3%) lived in rental housing units.


In the state legislature, Princeton is in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Jim Nielsen,[5] and the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican Dan Logue.[6] Federally, Princeton is in California's 3rd congressional district, represented by Democrat John Garamendi.[7]


Princeton has a high school and elementary school, both of which have an enrollment of little over 100 students each.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ "Princeton". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Princeton, California
  4. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
  5. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ "California's 3rd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 

External Links[edit]

Colusa County page