Oroville, California

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Population in 2017: 19,121 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +47.0%
 
Males: 9,722  (50.8%)
Females: 9,399  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

33.3 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95968.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,721 (it was $21,911 in 2000)
Oroville:

$37,721
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,462 (it was $12,345 in 2000)

Oroville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $181,637 (it was $85,600 in 2000)
Oroville:

$181,637
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $305,893; detached houses: $342,182; townhouses or other attached units: $295,406; in 2-unit structures: $625,053; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $319,671; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $250,987; mobile homes: $110,644; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $240,460

Median gross rent in 2017: $821.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oroville: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.6%
(24.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.4% for Black residents, 24.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.7% for American Indian residents, 12.6% for other race residents, 43.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Oroville, CA (2017)
    • 11,56160.0%White alone
    • 2,59713.5%Hispanic
    • 2,34612.2%Asian alone
    • 1,5368.0%Two or more races
    • 1,1776.1%Black alone
    • 2121.1%American Indian alone
    • 210.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 60.03%Other race alone

Races in Oroville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 284 registered sex offenders living in Oroville, California as of October 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oroville is 67 to 1.


Crime rates in Oroville by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(15.0)
4
(29.4)
1
(7.4)
3
(20.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
1
(6.4)
1
(6.4)
2
(12.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(20.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
22
(165.5)
15
(110.4)
19
(139.9)
17
(116.7)
16
(108.4)
10
(67.9)
10
(63.6)
11
(70.0)
10
(64.2)
8
(49.7)
17
(104.4)
15
(91.9)
16
(83.8)
10
(52.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
37
(278.3)
17
(125.1)
23
(169.4)
30
(206.0)
20
(135.5)
26
(176.7)
23
(146.2)
45
(286.5)
26
(166.9)
25
(155.4)
31
(190.3)
43
(263.4)
40
(209.5)
32
(166.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
103
(774.6)
99
(728.5)
155
(1,141)
137
(940.7)
249
(1,686)
181
(1,230)
33
(209.8)
50
(318.3)
40
(256.7)
58
(360.5)
60
(368.3)
83
(508.5)
68
(356.2)
66
(344.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
285
(2,143)
284
(2,090)
270
(1,988)
221
(1,518)
244
(1,653)
291
(1,977)
226
(1,437)
326
(2,076)
258
(1,656)
283
(1,759)
264
(1,621)
282
(1,728)
259
(1,357)
152
(792.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
449
(3,377)
529
(3,893)
591
(4,352)
632
(4,340)
703
(4,761)
632
(4,294)
465
(2,956)
563
(3,584)
593
(3,806)
601
(3,735)
710
(4,359)
866
(5,306)
970
(5,081)
623
(3,247)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
201
(1,512)
154
(1,133)
167
(1,230)
110
(755.3)
179
(1,212)
88
(597.9)
68
(432.3)
102
(649.4)
160
(1,027)
110
(683.7)
169
(1,038)
182
(1,115)
198
(1,037)
207
(1,079)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(7.5)
2
(14.7)
3
(22.1)
2
(13.7)
20
(135.5)
16
(108.7)
14
(89.0)
8
(50.9)
10
(64.2)
10
(62.2)
4
(24.6)
10
(61.3)
12
(62.9)
9
(46.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)806.9723.1817.4724.8867.7724.9402.8559.0528.7485.7585.1676.6582.3473.9

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City-data.com crime index in Oroville, CA

Crime rate in Oroville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 35 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: American (22.1%), German (5.7%), European (4.6%), Irish (4.4%), English (3.7%), Italian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 174 feet

Land area: 12.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,561 people per square mile   (low).

Oroville, California map

1,527 residents are foreign born (2.9% Asia, 1.7% Latin America).

This city:

7.9%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,419 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,198 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chico, CA (21.9 miles , pop. 59,954).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (66.1 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (414.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

South Oroville, CA (1.3 miles ),
Thermalito, CA (1.6 miles ),
Oroville East, CA (1.6 miles ),
Kelly Ridge, CA (2.2 miles ),
Palermo, CA (2.2 miles ),
Cherokee, CA (3.1 miles),
Richvale, CA (3.2 miles ),
Biggs, CA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 39.51 N, Longitude: 121.55 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): City of Gold - literal translation

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,136 (+37.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,208 (51.4%)

Area code: 530

Distribution of median household income in Oroville, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Oroville, CA in 2017
Oroville satellite photo by USGS

Oroville tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.2%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Oroville, CA
Historical housing units in Oroville, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +574 (+4.6%).
Most common industries in Oroville, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.7%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Oroville, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)

Average climate in Oroville, California

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Oroville, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 125. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

125
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.299. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.299
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.80. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.80
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 31.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.9
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00657. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00657
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Oroville-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 710% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 130.3 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 225.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 227.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 145.5 miles away from Oroville center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 182.3 miles away from Oroville center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 166.3 miles away from Oroville center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Butte County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Fires: 6, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oroville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Oroville:

  • OROVILLE HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2767 OLIVE HIGHWAY)
  • COUNTRY CREST HEALTH CENTER (50 CONCORDIA LANE)
  • LAKEVIEW NURSING HOME (1912 20TH STREET)
  • OLIVE RIDGE POST ACUTE CARE (1000 EXECUTIVE PARKWAY)
  • SHADOWBROOK HEALTH CARE (1 GILMORE LANE)
  • OROVILLE DIALYSIS CLINIC (3012 OLIVE HIGHWAY)
  • GOLDEN VALLEY HOME HEALTH (1940 FEATHER RIVER BLVD SUITE K)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Oroville:

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Amtrak station:

OROVILLE (GRANDE AVE. AT STATE HWY. 70) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Oroville:

  • Butte College (Full-time enrollment: 8,649; Location: 3536 Butte Campus Drive; Public; Website: www.butte.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Oroville:

  • California State University-Chico (about 22 miles; Chico, CA; Full-time enrollment: 14,838)
  • Yuba College (about 27 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Sierra College (about 53 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Northern California Inc (about 60 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 3,193)
  • American River College (about 61 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)
  • University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus (about 62 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 2,855)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 63 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)

Public high schools in Oroville:

Private high school in Oroville:

  • AMY CARMICHAEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 8, Location: 1309 TEHAMA AVE, Grades: 3-11)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Oroville:

Private elementary/middle schools in Oroville:

  • OROVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 108, Location: 3785 OLIVE HWY, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST THOMAS SCHOOL (Students: 90, Location: 1380 BIRD ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • FEATHER RIVER ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 11, Location: 27 COX LN, Grades: 2-8)
See full list of schools located in Oroville

Library in Oroville:

  • BUTTE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,094,988; Location: 1820 MITCHELL AVENUE; 286,438 books; 4 e-books; 9,245 audio materials; 7,798 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 1 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 526 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Oroville: Butte County Center (A), Feather River Fish Hatchery (B), Table Mountain Municipal Golf Course (C), Veterans Memorial Building (D), Oroville City Hall (E), Butte County Library (F), Butte County Courthouse (G), Feather River Ranger District Ambulance (H), First Responder Emergency Medical Services Station 22 (I), Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Butte Unit / Butte County Fire Department Station 63 (J), Oroville Fire Department Station 1 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oroville include: Church of Christ (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Church of the Nazarene (C), First Congregational Church (D), First Methodist Church (E), Oro Vista Baptist Church (F), Oroville Chinese Temple (G), Pentecostal Assembly of God Tabernacle (H), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oroville Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Oroville include: Bedrock Park (1), Nelson Park (2), Rotary Park (3), Mitchell Field (4), Sank Park (5), Hewitt Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Butte County Historical Society (Museums; 1749 Spencer Avenue) (1), Butte County - Director's Office (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 3 County Center Drive) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Inn & Suites Oroville (1470 Feather River Boulevard) (1), Best Value Inn (580 Oro Dam Boulevard East) (2), Budget Inn of Oroville (1475 Feather River Boulevard) (3), Budget Inn (1475 Feather River Blvd) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Doug LaMalfa - California state senator, Bev Hansen - Politician, Robert H. Young - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Dave Hudgens - Baseball player and coach, Kevin Brown (left-handed pitcher) - Baseball player, Travis Shook - Jazz pianist.

Butte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oroville and their reported violations in the past:

RIVER REFLECTIONS RV & CAMPGROUND (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BIG BEND MOBILEHOME PARK (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2005)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WOODSON BRIDGE S.R.A. (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-23-2010)
SILVER TIP SPRINGS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oroville that have no violations reported:

  • DWR-MONUMENT HILL RESTROOMS (Population served: 593, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WM. B. IDE ADOBE (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • IRVINE FINCH RIVER ACCESS (Population served: 144, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SLY CREEK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 85, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STRAWBERRY CAMPROUND (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FALLING ROCK RV PARK (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIVER ONE RV PARK LLC (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.9%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

11.5%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Oroville in 2010:

  • 557 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 201 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 54 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 42 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Oroville in 2000:

  • 432 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 175 people in nursing homes
  • 83 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 54 people in halfway houses
  • 34 people in other group homes
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Oroville (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Oroville Branch at 2001 Oro Dam Boulevard, branch established on 1966/01/27. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Oroville Branch at 2111 Oro Dam Boulevard, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Oroville Branch at 2325 Myers Street, branch established on 1989/08/21. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Oroville Branch at 1820 Oro Dam Boulevard, branch established on 1975/08/14. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Tri Counties Bank: Oroville Branch at 1180 Oro Dam Boulevard, branch established on 2002/06/03. Info updated 2011/09/26: Bank assets: $2,554.4 mil, Deposits: $2,191.2 mil, headquarters in Chico, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 71 total offices, Holding Company: Trico Bancshares
  • Bank of the West: Oroville Branch at 2626 Oro Dam Boulevard, branch established on 1964/08/05. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Rabobank, National Association: Oroville Branch at 2227 Myers Street, branch established on 1990/12/14. Info updated 2011/01/27: Bank assets: $11,745.0 mil, Deposits: $8,446.0 mil, headquarters in Roseville, CA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 124 total offices, Holding Company: Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., "rabobank Nederland

For population 15 years and over in Oroville:

Marital status in Oroville, CA
  • Never married: 40.2%
  • Now married: 36.0%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

For population 25 years and over in Oroville:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Oroville
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Oroville, CA (based on Butte County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic34,1017
Evangelical Protestant22,822129
Other11,03136
Mainline Protestant6,27224
Black Protestant4754
Orthodox2802
None145,019-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 50
Butte County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Here:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Butte County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 133
Butte County:

6.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Butte County:

9.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.1%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.3%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Oroville:

49.7%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.7%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Oroville:

28.6
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Oroville:

20.6%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.2%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Oroville:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Oroville:

33.0%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

56.1%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.5%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oroville, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 23$127,726$66,6400$0
Other Government Administration 18$94,261$62,8411$2,220
Firefighters 18$107,122$71,4155$5,252
Police - Other 10$40,215$48,2584$4,494
Housing and Community Development (Local) 9$36,383$48,5110$0
Parks and Recreation 9$39,082$52,1092$2,733
Streets and Highways 7$28,999$49,7130$0
Financial Administration 6$24,228$48,4560$0
Sewerage 3$12,268$49,0720$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,959$47,5080$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 104$514,243$59,33612$14,699

Oroville government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $1,161,000 ($60.72)
    Air Transportation: $364,000 ($19.04)
    Sewerage: $260,000 ($13.60)
    Regular Highways: $138,000 ($7.22)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $5,160,000 ($269.86)
    Police Protection: $4,922,000 ($257.41)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,134,000 ($111.61)
    Central Staff Services: $1,612,000 ($84.31)
    Sewerage: $1,608,000 ($84.10)
    Regular Highways: $1,036,000 ($54.18)
    General - Other: $636,000 ($33.26)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $630,000 ($32.95)
    Transit Utilities: $611,000 ($31.95)
    Air Transportation: $581,000 ($30.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $558,000 ($29.18)
    Financial Administration: $525,000 ($27.46)
    Health - Other: $243,000 ($12.71)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $138,000 ($7.22)
    Natural Resources - Other: $49,000 ($2.56)
    Parking Facilities: $42,000 ($2.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,544,000 ($80.75)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $940,000 ($49.16)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $519,000 ($27.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $89,000 ($4.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $60,000 ($3.14)
    General - Other: $43,000 ($2.25)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($1.62)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($0.37)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($0.37)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.10)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.05)

Oroville government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,465,000 ($128.92)
    Other: $597,000 ($31.22)
    Air Transportation: $530,000 ($27.72)
    Housing and Community Development: $467,000 ($24.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($3.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,965,000 ($207.36)
    Natural Resources: $148,000 ($7.74)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,658,000 ($86.71)
    Sale of Property: $1,078,000 ($56.38)
    Rents: $86,000 ($4.50)
    Fines and Forfeits: $79,000 ($4.13)
    General Revenue - Other: $72,000 ($3.77)
    Special Assessments: $67,000 ($3.50)
    Donations From Private Sources: $21,000 ($1.10)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $11,000 ($0.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $525,000 ($27.46)
    Transit Utilities: $506,000 ($26.46)
    Highways: $369,000 ($19.30)
    General Local Government Support: $35,000 ($1.83)
  • Tax - Property: $5,605,000 ($293.13)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,392,000 ($177.40)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,019,000 ($105.59)
    Other Selective Sales: $421,000 ($22.02)
    Other License: $235,000 ($12.29)
    Other: $171,000 ($8.94)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $95,000 ($4.97)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $33,000 ($1.73)

Oroville government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,390,000 ($1589.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,315,000 ($1533.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,075,000 ($56.22)

Oroville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,031,000 ($53.92)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,661,000 ($871.35)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,055,000 ($368.97)

5.74% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,612 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sacramento County, CA  0.37% ($40,815 average AGI)
from Sutter County, CA  0.25% ($44,526)
from Tehama County, CA  0.23% ($39,757)


5.72% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,282 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
California average:

5.21%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($188 average AGI)
Butte County:

0.03%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sacramento County, CA  0.43% ($41,777 average AGI)
to Glenn County, CA  0.23% ($48,994)
to Sutter County, CA  0.22% ($39,958)
Businesses in Oroville, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Lane Furniture1
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Applebee's1Motel 61
Arby's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike1
Big O Tires1Payless1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quiznos1
CVS1RadioShack2
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Circle K1SAS Shoes1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Curves1Sprint Nextel1
Days Inn1Staples1
Dennys1Subway1
FedEx5T-Mobile2
Ford1Taco Bell2
GNC1Toyota1
GameStop1U-Haul5
H&R Block1UPS7
Holiday Inn1Vans1
Home Depot1Walgreens1
Jack In The Box1Walmart1
Jones New York2Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Oroville:

  • KEWE (1340 AM; 1 kW; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KPAY (1290 AM; 5 kW; CHICO, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMYC (1410 AM; 5 kW; MARYSVILLE, CA; Owner: THOMAS F. HUTH)
  • KNCO (830 AM; 5 kW; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KKXX (930 AM; 1 kW; PARADISE, CA; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUBA (1600 AM; 5 kW; YUBA CITY, CA; Owner: HARLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oroville:

  • K258AQ (99.5 FM; YANKEE HILL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KYIX (104.9 FM; SOUTH OROVILLE, CA; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRBS-LP (107.1 FM; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: BIRD STREET MEDIA PROJECT)
  • KHHZ (97.7 FM; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHAP (89.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KRCX-FM (99.9 FM; MARYSVILLE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KMJE (101.5 FM; GRIDLEY, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • K213BZ (90.5 FM; RICHVALE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKCY (103.1 FM; COLUSA, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KXCL (103.9 FM; YUBA CITY, CA; Owner: HARLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLVC (88.3 FM; MAGALIA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K216CF (91.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • K205EJ (88.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZAP (96.7 FM; PARADISE, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF CHICO, INC.)
  • KHSL-FM (103.5 FM; PARADISE, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCHO (91.7 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: UNIV. FOUNDATION/CA. ST. UNIV. CHICO)
  • KMXI (95.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFMF (93.9 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF CHICO, INC)
  • KTOR (99.7 FM; WESTWOOD, CA; Owner: SIERRA RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oroville:

  • K15CX (Channel 15; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K08NH (Channel 8; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: SAINTE PARTNERS II, L.P.)
  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KEZT-CA (Channel 23; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SACRAMENTO LLC)
  • K51BP (Channel 51; PALERMO, CA; Owner: WVIT INC)
  • K18AO (Channel 18; OROVILLE/PARADISE, CA; Owner: CHICO LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • K49CT (Channel 49; PARADISE, CA; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF CHICO-REDDING, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Oroville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 627ft / 191mTotal length
  • $7,877,000Total costs
  • 335,116Total average daily traffic
  • 35,233Total average daily truck traffic
  • 366,422Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oroville, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 41930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 211960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oroville, CA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oroville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 135 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Oroville, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 274 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oroville)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Oroville)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 44 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED26$124,55918$109,96140$143,0312$102,48515$98,4412$116,900
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$04$106,8384$165,2780$04$103,4850$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$122,3354$108,06835$139,8837$33,6516$84,3651$49,370
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$137,7982$143,56022$154,1074$59,2959$106,5160$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$130,8300$05$152,5020$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0027.00 , 0028.00, 0030.00, 0031.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$247,950
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0027.00 , 0028.00, 0030.00, 0031.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Oroville, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Oroville, CA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 147. The highest number of fires - 506 took place in 2005, and the least - 8 in 2004. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Oroville, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.3%), and Structure Fires (34.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Oroville, CA
    • 1,08846.3%Outside Fires
    • 80234.1%Structure Fires
    • 30112.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1586.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oroville, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Oroville, California:

  • Comfort Inn, 1470 Feather Riv Blvd, Oroville, California 95965 , Phone: (530) 533-9675, Fax: (530) 533-5862
  • Gold Country Casino And Hotel, 4020 Olive Hwy, Oroville, California 95966 , Phone: (530) 534-9892, Fax: (530) 534-9123
  • Sunset Inn, 1835 Feather River Blvd, Oroville, California 95965 , Phone: (530) 533-8201, Fax: (530) 533-7515
  • Holiday Inn Express Oroville, 550 Oroville Dam Blvd, Oroville, California 95966 , Phone: (530) 534-5566, Fax: (530) 534-5599
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 580 Oro Dm, Oroville, California 95965 , Phone: (530) 533-7070, Fax: (530) 532-0402
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oroville, California
Most common first names in Oroville, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John37073.3 years
William35475.0 years
James34571.9 years
Robert31471.5 years
Mary26379.8 years
Charles23875.4 years
George22577.1 years
Dorothy15577.7 years
Richard14069.5 years
Frank13276.6 years
Most common last names in Oroville, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17674.5 years
Brown12676.5 years
Johnson12176.0 years
Jones10673.2 years
Williams9874.9 years
Miller8775.1 years
Davis7874.1 years
Anderson7776.4 years
Clark7074.6 years
Martin6873.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oroville, CA
  • 70.5%Utility gas
  • 16.4%Electricity
  • 9.4%Wood
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oroville, CA
  • 59.7%Utility gas
  • 36.0%Electricity
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Oroville compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Oroville on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Thailand (population 500+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
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