Biggs, California

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Biggs (formerly, Biggs Station)[1] is a city in Butte County, California, United States. The population was 1,793 at the 2000 census.[2]

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Geography

Biggs is located at 39°24′50″N 121°42′37″W / 39.41389°N 121.71028°W / 39.41389; -121.71028Coordinates: 39°24′50″N 121°42′37″W / 39.41389°N 121.71028°W / 39.41389; -121.71028 (39.413820, -121.710316).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.

History

A post office was established at Biggs Station in 1871, and the name changed to Biggs in 1884.[4] It was incorporated in 1903.[4] Biggs is named for Maj. Marion Biggs, who first shipped grain by rail from the town's location.[4]

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.[5]

Demographics

As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.

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