Butte County CA Information


Butte County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 229,177
Daytime Population: Workers 91,086
Daytime Population: Residents 136,692
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 227,778
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 223,757
Population in Familes 163,066
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,420
Population Density2 140
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $45,688
Average Household Income $64,432
Per Capita Income $26,152


Total Housing Units 99,161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51,012 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,440 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,709 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $283,395
Average Home Value $329,725


Total Households 90,452
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 54,214
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 0.57% 0.61%
Households 0.44% 0.56%
Families 0.44% 0.55%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   2.29%


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, 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 # 27 55th
Population Density # 25 59th
Diversity Index # 43 28th
Median Household Income # 46 22nd
Per Capita Income # 36 40th

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