Williams, California

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Coordinates: 39°09′17″N 122°08′58″W / 39.15472°N 122.14944°W / 39.15472; -122.14944

Williams (formerly, Central) is a city in Colusa County, California, United States. The population was 3,670 at the 2000 census, In July 2008, its estimated population was 4760. It is a traveler's city with many fast food restaurants, motels, and gas stations. It's a city like Santa Nella, or its Glenn County counterparts to the north.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14.1 km²), all of it land.


The postal service established a post office at Central in 1874. The town and post office were renamed in 1876, in honor of W.H. Williams who platted the townsite. The city of Williams was incorporated in 1920.[1]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,670 people, 924 households, and 745 families residing in the city. It is currently estimated at over 5,000 as of 2009. The population density was 674.3 people per square mile (260.5/km²). There were 968 housing units at an average density of 177.8/sq mi (68.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 45.45% White, 0.49% Black or African American, 1.14% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 45.50% from other races, and 6.27% from two or more races. 71.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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