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 5,551 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 5,551
Daytime Population: Workers 765
Daytime Population: Residents 3,979
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,744
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 5,480
Population in Familes 4,397
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density2 1,893
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $33,623
Average Household Income $43,136
Per Capita Income $14,117


Total Housing Units 1,875 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 823 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 843 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $121,271
Average Home Value $166,505


Total Households 1,666
Average Household Size 3.29
Family Households 1,138
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.0% 0.18%
Households -0.09% 0.13%
Families -0.66% 0.12%
Median Household Income   -0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.19%

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, 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 # 623 59th
Population Density # 620 59th
Diversity Index # 518 66th
Median Household Income # 1383 9th
Per Capita Income # 1384 9th

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