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City of Biggs
City
Nickname(s): "Heart of Rice Country"
Motto: "Where The People Own The Water And Power"
Location in Butte County and the state of California
Location in Butte County and the state of California
Country  United States
State  California
County Butte
Incorporated June 26, 1903
Area
 • Total 0.636 sq mi (1.646 km2)
 • Land 0.636 sq mi (1.646 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 98 ft (30 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,707
 • Estimate (Jan 1, 2016) 1,899
 • Density 2,684.0/sq mi (1,037.1/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95917
Area code(s) 530
FIPS code 06-06560
GNIS feature IDs 277474, 2409848
Website www.biggs-ca.gov

Biggs (formerly, Biggs Station) is a city in Butte County, California, United States. The population was 1,707 at the 2010 census, down from 1,793 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Biggs is located at 39°24′50″N 121°42′37″W / 39.41389°N 121.71028°W / 39.41389; -121.71028 (39.413820, -121.710316).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

History

A post office was established at Biggs Station in 1871, and the name changed to Biggs in 1884. It was incorporated in 1903. Biggs is named for Maj. Marion Biggs, who first shipped grain by rail from the town's location.

In late 2002, the town's mayor received a letter from Jeff Manning, executive director of the California Milk Processor Board, proposing that the town change its name to "Got Milk?". The town council of Biggs subsequently rejected the proposal.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 95
1890 571 501.1%
1910 403
1920 683 69.5%
1930 463 −32.2%
1940 547 18.1%
1950 784 43.3%
1960 831 6.0%
1970 1,115 34.2%
1980 1,413 26.7%
1990 1,581 11.9%
2000 1,793 13.4%
2010 1,707 −4.8%
Est. 2015 1,704 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010

The 2010 United States Census reported that Biggs had a population of 1,707. The population density was 2,685.5 people per square mile (1,036.9/km²). The racial makeup of Biggs was 1,302 (76.3%) White, 11 (0.6%) African American, 54 (3.2%) Native American, 9 (0.5%) Asian, 1 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 252 (14.8%) from other races, and 78 (4.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 580 persons (34.0%).

The Census reported that 1,707 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 565 households, out of which 246 (43.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 315 (55.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 90 (15.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 39 (6.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 48 (8.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (0.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 94 households (16.6%) were made up of individuals and 41 (7.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02. There were 444 families (78.6% of all households); the average family size was 3.37.

The population was spread out with 480 people (28.1%) under the age of 18, 185 people (10.8%) aged 18 to 24, 393 people (23.0%) aged 25 to 44, 463 people (27.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 186 people (10.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.1 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

There were 617 housing units at an average density of 970.7 per square mile (374.8/km²), of which 392 (69.4%) were owner-occupied, and 173 (30.6%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.5%. 1,165 people (68.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 542 people (31.8%) lived in rental housing units.

2000

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,793 people, 571 households, and 449 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,451.6 people per square mile (1,331.3/km²). There were 613 housing units at an average density of 1,180.1 per square mile (455.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.51% White, 0.45% Black or African American, 1.84% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 18.52% from other races, and 3.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.55% of the population.

There were 571 households out of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.55.

In the city, the population was spread out with 34.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,250, and the median income for a family was $39,063. Males had a median income of $32,692 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,386. About 11.7% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.7% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.


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