Maxwell (formerly, Occident) is a census-designated place and farm community in Colusa County, California. It lies at an elevation of 92 feet (28 m). Located off Interstate 5, it is home to Maxwell High School. The main crop grown is rice, though a variety of others such as grapes, almonds, squash, and sunflowers are grown as well. Its zip code is 95955 and its area code is 530. Maxwell's population was 1,103 at the 2010 census.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Maxwell had a population of 1,103. The population density was 512.9 people per square mile (198.0/km²). The racial makeup of Maxwell was 734 (66.5%) White, 11 (1.0%) African American, 14 (1.3%) Native American, 9 (0.8%) Asian, 2 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 306 (27.7%) from other races, and 27 (2.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 570 persons (51.7%).
The Census reported that 1,103 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.