Oroville, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Oroville, California - Basic Facts

The City of Oroville had a population of 16,251 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oroville: Ophir, Ophir City.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 16,251
Population in Households 15,336
Population in Familes 11,736
Population in Group Qrtrs 915
Population Density1 1,228
Diversity Index2 58
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,820
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 3,623
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,460 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,495 (38.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,325 (51.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 640 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $174,946
Average Home Value $216,433
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,983
Average Household Income $48,602
Per Capita Income $19,033
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.51%
Households 0.16% 0.43%
Families 0.19% 0.47%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   0.68%
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.

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, 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 # 383 75th
Population Density1 # 731 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 857 44th
Median Household Income # 1240 18th
Per Capita Income # 1188 22nd

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