Butte County CA Information


Butte County Subdivisions

Butte County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 227,414
Population in Households 222,087
Population in Familes 161,980
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,327
Population Density1 139
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 89,802
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 53,869
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 98,684 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50,578 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,224 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,882 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $259,717
Average Home Value $304,269


Median Household Income $43,884
Average Household Income $60,996
Per Capita Income $24,801
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.66%
Households 0.39% 0.6%
Families 0.4% 0.6%
Median Household Income   -0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Butte County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butte County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 55th
Population Density1 # 24 60th
Diversity Index2 # 44 26th
Median Household Income # 49 17th
Per Capita Income # 36 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.