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Oroville, California - Basic Facts

The City of Oroville had a population of 16,418 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Oroville is located at latitude 39.5033 and longitude -121.5621 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oroville (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 167 feet.

The City of Oroville (GNIS ID: 2411337) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Oroville is located within Oroville CCD of Butte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oroville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oroville: Ophir, Ophir City.

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Oroville, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,418
Daytime Population: Workers 14,755
Daytime Population: Residents 10,376
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,131
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.53
Population in Households 15,486
Population in Familes 11,829
Population in Group Qrtrs 932
Population Density2 1,240
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $38,882
Average Household Income $50,696
Per Capita Income $19,779


Total Housing Units 6,515 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,514 (38.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,353 (51.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 647 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $187,447
Average Home Value $236,625


Total Households 5,868
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 3,645
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% 0.55%
Households 0.25% 0.47%
Families 0.25% 0.49%
Median Household Income   -0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

Oroville, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oroville to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 382 75th
Population Density # 729 52nd
Diversity Index # 859 43rd
Median Household Income # 1245 18th
Per Capita Income # 1176 22nd

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