Biggs is a city in Butte County, California, United States. The population was 1,793 at the 2000 census. At one time, the community had a variant name of Biggs Station according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Biggs turned down benefits they otherwise would have received if they had changed the town name to "Got Milk." In late 2002, the town's mayor was faced with the opportunity of the town benefiting from a proposed name change by the dairy organization that hit pay dirt with the "Got Milk" ad campaign. Most of the town's residents were against this name change proposal. If the name change had been successful, the town's schools would have been awarded with computers. The town would have had a "Got Milk" museum.
Several other northern California towns were approached with the same offer but none responded, like Biggs.
As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 1,793 people, 571 households, and 449 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,331.3/km² (3,451.6/mi²). There were 613 housing units at an average density of 455.2/km² (1,180.1/mi²). 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. 27.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
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.