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Thermalito, California - Basic Facts

The Thermalito Census Designated Place had a population of 7,009 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Thermalito is located at latitude 39.5089 and longitude -121.6011 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the Thermalito Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 223 feet.

The Thermalito Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410077) 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 Thermalito Census Designated Place is located within Oroville CCD of Butte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thermalito 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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Thermalito, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,009
Daytime Population: Workers 489
Daytime Population: Residents 4,930
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,419
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 6,910
Population in Familes 5,700
Population in Group Qrtrs 99
Population Density2 552
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $38,480
Average Household Income $51,337
Per Capita Income $17,511


Total Housing Units 2,551 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,546 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 803 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 202 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $172,392
Average Home Value $200,210


Total Households 2,349
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 1,640
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 0.74% 0.73%
Households 0.52% 0.66%
Families 0.69% 0.65%
Median Household Income   -0.2%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

Thermalito, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thermalito 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 # 573 62nd
Population Density # 922 39th
Diversity Index # 741 51st
Median Household Income # 1260 17th
Per Capita Income # 1282 16th

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