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Welcome to Colusa ...

The city of Colusa is located in Colusa County<1> and is the County Seat for Colusa County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Colusa has a population of 6,063 people<2> (see below for details).

Colusa was established in 1850 and was incorporated June 16, 1868.

The community of Colusa is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Colusa lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Colusa is located in the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Colusa: 95932<4>

Websites for Colusa ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Colusa had an population of 6,063 people. This is an increase of 1.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Colusa had a population of 5,971 people (or 27.88% of the total population of Colusa County). This makes Colusa the county's most populous community.

The population of Colusa represents 0.02% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 412nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,971 people, the population of Colusa increased 10.53% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,402 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Colusa.

Communities Also Named Colusa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Colusa - they are located in Illinois and Kansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Colusa.

Communities near Colusa ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Colusa.

  • Live Oak [Sutter County]
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    • Live Oak [Sutter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Colusa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,048 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Live Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Live Oak
  • Gridley [Butte County]
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    • Gridley [Butte County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Colusa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,397 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gridley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gridley<7>
  • Williams [Colusa County]
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    • Williams [Colusa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Colusa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,400 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williams<7>
  • Meridian [Sutter County]
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    • Tarke [Sutter County]
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      • Tarke [Sutter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Colusa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarke
    • Maxwell [Colusa County]
    • Grimes [Colusa County]
    • Pennington [Sutter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennington
      • Pennington [Sutter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Colusa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
    • Arbuckle [Colusa County]
    • Princeton [Colusa County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Colusa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Colusa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Colusa. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Colusa.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Colusa. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Colusa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Colusa ...

Looking for more information about Colusa? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Colusa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Colusa.

Adding Colusa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Colusa in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Colusa was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Colusa on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Colusa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Colusa.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colusa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Colusa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Colusa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Colusa) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Colusa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColusaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colusa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2106, Longitude: -122.0097    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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