College City, California

College City, California
College City
—  census-designated place  —
College City is located in California
College City
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°00′21″N 122°00′34″W / 39.00583°N 122.00944°W / 39.00583; -122.00944Coordinates: 39°00′21″N 122°00′34″W / 39.00583°N 122.00944°W / 39.00583; -122.00944
Country  United States
State  California
County Colusa County
 - Total 3.279 sq mi (8.492 km2)
 - Land 3.279 sq mi (8.492 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 72 ft (22 m)
Population (2010)
 - Total 290
 - Density 88.4/sq mi (34.1/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 95912
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature IDs 1658299; 2582979
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: College City, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: College City, California

College City is a census-designated place[3] in Colusa County, California. It lies at an elevation of 72 feet (22 m). Its zip code is 95912 and its area code is 530. College City's population is 290.



The post office was established in 1873. Pierce Christian College located to the town on land willed to the college by Andew Pierce, in 1876 but subsequently left in 1896; its facilities were taken over by the local high school district. Currently, there is no college in College City.[4]


The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that College City had a population of 290. The population density was 88.5 people per square mile (34.2/km²). The racial makeup of College City was 207 (71.4%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 5 (1.7%) Native American, 1 (0.3%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 51 (17.6%) from other races, and 26 (9.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 134 persons (46.2%).

The Census reported that 290 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 92 households, out of which 44 (47.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 57 (62.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 13 (14.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 9 (9.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 3 (3.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (1.1%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 13 households (14.1%) were made up of individuals and 7 (7.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15. There were 79 families (85.9% of all households); the average family size was 3.41.

The population was spread out with 84 people (29.0%) under the age of 18, 24 people (8.3%) aged 18 to 24, 69 people (23.8%) aged 25 to 44, 74 people (25.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 39 people (13.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.0 years. For every 100 females there were 113.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.2 males.

There were 102 housing units at an average density of 31.1 per square mile (12.0/km²), of which 64 (69.6%) were owner-occupied, and 28 (30.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 9.7%. 193 people (66.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 97 people (33.4%) lived in rental housing units.


In the state legislature College City is located in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa, and in the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Republican Jim Nielsen. Federally, College City is located in California's 2nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +13[6] and is represented by Republican Wally Herger.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: College City, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: College City, California
  4. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 468. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 

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