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Glenn County, California

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Glenn County is a county located in the California Central Valley north of Sacramento County. As of 2000, it had a population of 26,453. The county seat is Willows.

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History

Glenn County was formed in 1891 from parts of Colusa County.

The was named for Dr. 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.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,437 km² (1,327 mi²). 3,405 km² (1,315 mi²) of it is land and 32 km² (12 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.93% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 26,453 people, 9,172 households, and 6,732 families residing in the county. The population density is 8/km² (20/mi²). There are 9,982 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 71.78% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 2.09% Native American, 3.38% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 18.18% from other races, and 3.86% from two or more races. 29.64% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 9,172 households out of which 38.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% are married couples living together, 10.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% are non-families. 22.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.84 and the average family size is 3.33.

In the county the population is spread out with 30.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 102.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $32,107, and the median income for a family is $37,023. Males have a median income of $29,480 versus $21,766 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,069. 18.10% of the population and 12.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 26.30% of those under the age of 18 and 7.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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