Butte County CA Information


Butte County Subdivisions

Butte County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 222,201
Population in Households 216,898
Population in Familes 158,225
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,303
Population Density1 136
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 88,430
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 52,962
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 97,419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49,698 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 38,732 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,989 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $189,749
Average Home Value $237,201


Median Household Income $41,758
Average Household Income $56,275
Per Capita Income $22,897
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.23% 0.31%
Households 0.22% 0.35%
Families 0.19% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   3.07%
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, 2014 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 # 43 28th
Median Household Income # 47 21st
Per Capita Income # 35 41st

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