South Oroville, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Oroville, California - Basic Facts

The South Oroville Census Designated Place had a population of 5,575 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for South Oroville is located at latitude 39.4786 and longitude -121.5441 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the South Oroville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 187 feet.

The South Oroville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408768) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Oroville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 5,575
Population in Households 5,504
Population in Familes 4,421
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 1,901
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 1,672
Average Household Size 3.29
Family Households 1,144
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,880 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 823 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 849 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $119,693
Average Home Value $159,235


Median Household Income $32,861
Average Household Income $41,817
Per Capita Income $13,678
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.28%
Households -0.05% 0.24%
Families -0.68% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   0.37%
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.

South Oroville, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South 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 # 620 59th
Population Density1 # 618 59th
Diversity Index2 # 524 66th
Median Household Income # 1378 9th
Per Capita Income # 1378 9th

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