Princeton, California

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Population in 2010: 303.
Males: 161  (53.4%)
Females: 142  (46.6%)
Median resident age:

48.3 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 95970.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $63,511
Princeton:

$63,511
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,709

Princeton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $298,547
Princeton:

$298,547
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $170,592; detached houses: $182,883; mobile homes: $123,303

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,073.

March 2019 cost of living index in Princeton: 94.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 29.6%
(43.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Princeton, CA (2019)
    • 24864.6%White alone
    • 12432.3%Hispanic
    • 61.6%Two or more races

Races in Princeton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Portuguese (14.3%), German (11.0%), English (5.8%), American (1.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

34 residents are foreign born (8.3% Latin America).

This place:

8.9%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,390 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,687 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chico, CA (25.1 miles , pop. 59,954).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (65.4 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (419.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Willows, CA (3.6 miles ),
Maxwell, CA (3.6 miles ),
Colusa, CA (3.7 miles ),
East Colusa, CA (3.7 miles ),
Richvale, CA (3.9 miles ),
Biggs, CA (4.0 miles ),
Gridley, CA (4.1 miles ),
Artois, CA (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 39.40 N, Longitude: 122.01 W

Area code: 530

Distribution of median household income in Princeton, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Princeton, CA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

10.8%
California:

7.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 126. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

126
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.191. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.191
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 31.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.2
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Princeton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 6936% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 110.8 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 208.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 127.4 miles away from Princeton center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 250.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 169.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 159.2 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Colusa County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Princeton:

  • COLUSA INDIAN HEALTH CLINIC DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; COLUSA, CA)
  • GLENN MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; WILLOWS, CA)
  • WILLOWS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WILLOWS, CA)
  • COLUSA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; COLUSA, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Princeton:

  • California State University-Chico (about 25 miles; Chico, CA; Full-time enrollment: 14,838)
  • Butte College (about 26 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • Yuba College (about 32 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Northern California Inc (about 59 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 3,193)
  • Sierra College (about 61 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus (about 61 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 2,855)
  • University of California-Davis (about 62 miles; Davis, CA; FT enrollment: 30,845)

Public high school in Princeton:

Public elementary/middle school in Princeton:

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Notable locations in Princeton: Princeton Siding (A), Princeton Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Colusa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.0%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.9%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Princeton:

Marital status in Princeton, CA
  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 64.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

For population 25 years and over in Princeton:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Princeton, CA (based on Colusa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,1706
Evangelical Protestant1,10613
Mainline Protestant7448
Other3792
None10,020-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
This county:

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Colusa County:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

6.15 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Colusa County:

24.2%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.3%
California:

17.9%

4.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($153,556 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Yolo County, CA  0.72% ($56,316 average AGI)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.48% ($45,447)
from Sutter County, CA  0.38% ($59,300)

Strongest AM radio stations in Princeton:

  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KPAY (1290 AM; 5 kW; CHICO, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KUBA (1600 AM; 5 kW; YUBA CITY, CA; Owner: HARLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KMYC (1410 AM; 5 kW; MARYSVILLE, CA; Owner: THOMAS F. HUTH)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Princeton:

  • KKCY (103.1 FM; COLUSA, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KRCX-FM (99.9 FM; MARYSVILLE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KMJE (101.5 FM; GRIDLEY, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • K213BZ (90.5 FM; RICHVALE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYIX (104.9 FM; SOUTH OROVILLE, CA; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K258AQ (99.5 FM; YANKEE HILL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KHAP (89.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KXCL (103.9 FM; YUBA CITY, CA; Owner: HARLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNDL (89.9 FM; ANGWIN, CA; Owner: HOWELL MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLVR (91.9 FM; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KQPT (107.5 FM; COLUSA, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF CHICO, INC)
  • KXTS (100.9 FM; CALISTOGA, CA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC.)
  • KHHZ (97.7 FM; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBBF (89.1 FM; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: BILINGUAL B/CING. FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KTHU (100.7 FM; CORNING, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KLVC (88.3 FM; MAGALIA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • K216CF (91.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • KZAP (96.7 FM; PARADISE, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF CHICO, INC.)
  • KWNE (94.5 FM; UKIAH, CA; Owner: BROADCASTING CORP. OF MENDICINO CTY.)

TV broadcast stations around Princeton:

  • KEZT-CA (Channel 23; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SACRAMENTO LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 489ft / 149mTotal length
  • $485,000Total costs
  • 7,588Total average daily traffic
  • 1,521Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,797Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Princeton, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Princeton, CA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Princeton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Sacramento Wildlife Area 9 Mi E (Lat: 39.403222 Lon: -122.173861), Call Sign: KNDD770,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.420 MHz, 159.435 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/2012, Expiration Date: 08/18/2022, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • 252 Commercial St (Lat: 39.402667 Lon: -122.009972), Call Sign: KZB665, Licensee ID: L00023808,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.695 MHz, Grant Date: 08/07/2000, Expiration Date: 09/25/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006, Registrant: Princeton Codora Glenn Irrigation District, Princeton, CA 95970, Phone: (530) 439-2248
  • 8020 County Rd 61 (Lat: 39.460583 Lon: -122.022056), Type: Silo, Structure height: 43.3 m, Overall height: 46.3 m, Call Sign: WQOE771,
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.250 MHz, Grant Date: 09/02/2011, Expiration Date: 09/02/2021, Certifier: Larry Jones, Registrant: Radio Licensing Service, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • Lat: 39.406889 Lon: -122.033944, Call Sign: WRJM904,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.762 MHz, 456.762 MHz, 452.162 MHz, 457.162 MHz, 457.312 MHz, Grant Date: 09/28/2020, Expiration Date: 09/28/2030, Certifier: Cody Hansen, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • PRINCETON, .75 Mi Nw (Lat: 39.413750 Lon: -122.021361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 50.6 m, Overall height: 51.5 m, Call Sign: WPJE616,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 12/29/2020, Expiration Date: 02/01/2031, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Princeton, Lat: 39.358750 Lon: -122.028806, Type: Silo, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQKD832,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/07/2019, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Robert Lavelock, Registrant: Succeed, Inc., 1510 Poole Blvd, Yuba City, CA 95993, Phone: (530) 674-4200, Email:
  • 4 Corn to Princeton, Lat: 39.458722 Lon: -122.022139, Type: Silo, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 35 m, Call Sign: WQKD832,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/07/2019, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Robert Lavelock, Registrant: Succeed, Inc., 1510 Poole Blvd, Yuba City, CA 95993, Phone: (530) 674-4200, Email:
  • 4 Corn to Willows, Lat: 39.458722 Lon: -122.022139, Type: Silo, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 35 m, Call Sign: WQKD832,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/07/2019, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Robert Lavelock, Registrant: Succeed, Inc., 1510 Poole Blvd, Yuba City, CA 95993, Phone: (530) 674-4200, Email:
  • Princeton, Argo St (Lat: 39.400778 Lon: -122.012444), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQWG957,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/19/2015, Expiration Date: 08/19/2025, Certifier: Roberto Herniman, Registrant: Glenn County Office Of Education, 676 E Walker Street, Orland, CA 95963, Phone: (530) 865-1267, Fax: (530) 865-1276
  • Princeton, 4891 Princeton Rd (Lat: 39.358000 Lon: -122.028833), Type: Silo, Structure height: 33 m, Overall height: 34 m, Call Sign: WRDL717,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/29/2019, Expiration Date: 05/29/2029, Certifier: Jorg Bielak, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • 4 Corners, 8024 County Road 61 (Lat: 39.458639 Lon: -122.022111), Type: Silo, Structure height: 45 m, Overall height: 46 m, Call Sign: WRJJ329,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/09/2020, Expiration Date: 09/09/2030, Certifier: Jorg Bielak, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 29FL, N29FL, N-29FL, Serial Number: 18258813, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 04/27/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 07/02/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Chris Torres, Po Box 349, Princeton, CA 95970
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 41RM, N41RM, N-41RM, Serial Number: 19808, Year manufactured: 1951, Airworthiness Date: 05/05/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 06/20/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Chris E Torres, 6995 Paradise Rd, Princeton, CA 95970
  • Aircraft: BECKER DAVID C FLIGHTSTAR IISL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 SERIES (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 94453, N94453, N-94453, Serial Number: 261, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 07/28/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Christopher R Giesbrecht, 7900 County Road 62, Princeton, CA 95970
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7337H, N7337H, N-7337H, Serial Number: 20598, Airworthiness Date: 10/25/1962, Certificate Issue Date: 07/24/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Karl E Norman, 8121 County Road 64, Princeton, CA 95970
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 12/18/2018

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Princeton, CA
  • 44.9%Utility gas
  • 29.6%Electricity
  • 22.4%Wood
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Princeton, CA
  • 80.8%Utility gas
  • 19.2%Electricity


Princeton compared to California state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 6 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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