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Population in 2012: 15,566 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.7%
 

Males: 7,604  (48.9%)
Females: 7,962  (51.1%)

Median resident age:  31.5 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 95968.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,694 (it was $21,911 in 2000)
Oroville:

$34,694
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,453

Oroville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $144,839 (it was $85,600 in 2000)
Oroville:

$144,839
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $252,806; Detached houses: $270,995; Townhouses or other attached units: $739,296; In 2-unit structures: $227,070; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $876,514; Mobile homes: $57,357; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $13,442

Median gross rent in 2012: $717.

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  • White alone - 10,864 (70.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1,578 (10.2%)
  • Hispanic - 1,587 (10.2%)
  • Two or more races - 830 (5.4%)
  • Black alone - 452 (2.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 181 (1.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oroville: 93.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (13.1%), Irish (10.1%), English (8.2%), United States (6.1%), Dutch (3.4%), French (3.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 174 feet

Land area: 12.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,271 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Oroville:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 14.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oroville city:

  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 40.3%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

1,340 residents are foreign born (3.7% Asia, 1.1% Europe).

This city:  8.6%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 220 registered sex offenders living in Oroville, California as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Oroville to the number of sex offenders is 71 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,386 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $787 (0.5%)

Oroville satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $60,600
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2003: 72 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2004: 128 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2005: 55 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2006: 29 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2007: 30 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2008: 35 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $221,600
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $385,400

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Average cost (in $1000s)


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: +6,736 (+43.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,239 (59.8%)

Area code: 530

Oroville household income distribution Oroville home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Oroville by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1001024130111
per 100,000 7.90.00.07.50.015.029.47.420.60.06.86.46.4
Rapes 04110152215191716101011
per 100,000 0.030.27.475.5112.9165.5110.4139.9116.7108.467.963.670.0
Robberies 27304723223717233020262345
per 100,000 212.9226.5348.6173.6165.6278.3125.1169.4206.0135.5176.7146.2286.5
Assaults 91314111164103991551372491813350
per 100,000 71.098.1103.8837.81234.1774.6728.51141.5940.71686.41229.8209.8318.3
Burglaries 287271308392358285284270221244291226326
per 100,000 2263.22045.92284.52958.72694.02143.32089.91988.41517.51652.61977.21436.82075.5
Thefts 495589690675573449529591632703632465563
per 100,000 3903.54446.65117.95094.74311.83376.73892.94352.34339.84761.34294.12956.33584.4
Auto thefts 1101601731711752011541671101798868102
per 100,000 867.41207.91283.21290.71316.91511.61133.31229.8755.31212.3597.9432.3649.4
Arson 01152212322016148
per 100,000 0.07.5111.315.115.17.514.722.113.7135.5108.789.050.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 455.3504.5570.4771.2813.1768.9689.1779.0690.7826.9690.8383.9532.7

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 37 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
California average:

2.36

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Oroville, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.8%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +574 (+4.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Oroville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below California state average. It is 336% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/1/1975 at 20:20:12, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.7 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 8.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/26/1998 at 19:49:53, a magnitude 5.4 (5.0 MB, 4.9 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 14.5 mi) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from Oroville center
On 8/10/2001 at 20:19:26, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.9 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.1 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/1998 at 09:53:30, a magnitude 5.3 (4.7 MB, 5.3 ML, 4.8 MW, Depth: 6.4 mi) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2000 at 08:36:30, a magnitude 5.2 (4.9 MB, 4.9 MS, 5.2 ML, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.3 mi) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from Oroville center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/2/2000 at 15:34:15, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 ML, 4.4 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.6 miles away from the city center
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 (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Fires: 6, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oroville topographic 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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Oroville:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Oroville, CA

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.

Local government website: www.cityoforoville.org

College/University in Oroville:

  • Butte College (Full-time enrollment: 6,150; 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: 15,160)
  • Yuba College (about 27 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 3,283)
  • Sierra College (about 54 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 7,609)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Northern California Inc (about 60 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 2,257)
  • American River College (about 61 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 9,209)
  • University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus (about 62 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 3,844)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 63 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 2,632)

Public high schools in Oroville:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Oroville:

Private elementary/middle schools in Oroville:

  • OROVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 85; Location: 3785 OLIVE HWY; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST THOMAS SCHOOL (Students: 82; Location: 1380 BIRD ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FEATHER RIVER ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 27; Location: 27 COX LN; Grades: 2 - 9)
  • AMY CARMICHAEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 20; Location: 1309 TEHAMA AVE; Grades: 1 - 11)
  • SOLID ROCK RANCH (Students: 8; Location: 123 ZONALEA LN; Grades: 6 - 11; Boys only)
See full list of schools located in Oroville, map of school districts

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)

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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

 
Butte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  CO  NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 39.3. This is worse than average.
City:

39.3
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00359. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00359
U.S.:

0.02218
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.331. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.331
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.29
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 33.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

33.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.90
U.S.:

9.59

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

IRVINE FINCH RIVER ACCESS (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-08-1998), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-1999)
FALLING ROCK R V PARK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
MCGRATH'S FISHING & DIVING (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
SILVER TIP SPRINGS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
WOODSON BRIDGE S.R.A. (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2003)

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

  • CROSSROADS RESTAURANT, THE (Population served: 750, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DWR-MONUMENT HILL RESTROOMS (Population served: 593, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WM. B. IDE ADOBE (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIVER REFLECTIONS RV & (Population served: 125, 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)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.0%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.2% for Black residents, 28.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.7% for American Indian residents, 44.9% for other race residents, 30.5% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oroville, CA

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

Oroville compared to California state average:

Oroville, California environmental map by EPA

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


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Oroville, California:

  • Comfort Inn, 1470 Feather Riv Blvd, Oroville, CA 95965 , Phone: (530) 533-9675, Fax: (530) 533-5862
  • Motel 6, 505 Montgomery St, Oroville, CA 95965 , Phone: (530) 532-9400, Fax: (530) 534-7653
  • Days Inn, 1745 Feather Riv Blvd, Oroville, CA 95965 , Phone: (530) 533-3297, Fax: (530) 533-4809
  • Gold Country Casino And Hotel, 4020 Olive Hwy, Oroville, CA 95966 , Phone: (530) 534-9892, Fax: (530) 534-9123
  • Sunset Inn, 1835 Feather River Blvd, Oroville, CA 95965 , Phone: (530) 533-8201, Fax: (530) 533-7515
  • Holiday Inn Express Oroville, 550 Oroville Dam Blvd, Oroville, CA 95966 , Phone: (530) 534-5566, Fax: (530) 534-5599
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 580 Oro Dm, Oroville, CA 95965 , Phone: (530) 533-7070, Fax: (530) 532-0402
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oroville, California

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Oroville travel time to work - commute


Oroville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Oroville city (based on Butte County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.39%
Here27.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents35.0%12.9%7.7%5.4%3.6%
Congregations3.9%10.5%4.6%3.9%6.6%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Free Church of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.2%3.1%2.8%2.2%24.1%
Congregations4.6%9.2%3.3%2.0%51.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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.
State:

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

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.
State:

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

6.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Butte County:

25.1%
California:

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

12.3%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$21,923$43,8460$0
Other Government Administration 19$85,294$53,8701$1,446
Police Protection - Officers 24$115,575$57,7880$0
Police - Other 10$36,389$43,6673$2,927
Firefighters 19$96,931$61,2204$3,421
Streets and Highways 7$26,240$44,9830$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,582$42,9840$0
Sewerage 3$11,101$44,4040$0
Parks and Recreation 9$35,364$47,1522$1,780
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9$32,922$43,8960$0
Totals for Government 107$465,321$52,18610$9,574

Oroville government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $1,821,000 ($116.99)
    Regular Highways: $922,000 ($59.23)
    Sewerage: $257,000 ($16.51)
    Fire Protection: $86,000 ($5.52)
    Police Protection: $83,000 ($5.33)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,660,000 ($170.89)
    Fire Protection: $1,448,000 ($93.02)
    Sewerage: $969,000 ($62.25)
    Regular Highways: $842,000 ($54.09)
    Housing & Community Development: $703,000 ($45.16)
    Financial Administration: $614,000 ($39.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $455,000 ($29.23)
    Central Staff Services: $279,000 ($17.92)
    Transit Utilities: $242,000 ($15.55)
    Health Services - Other: $165,000 ($10.60)
    General - Other: $99,000 ($6.36)
    Air Transportation: $44,000 ($2.83)
    Parking Facilities: $32,000 ($2.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,353,000 ($86.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $403,000 ($25.89)
    Parking Facilities: $49,000 ($3.15)
    Health - Other: $10,000 ($0.64)
    Central Staff: $9,000 ($0.58)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $6,000 ($0.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($0.32)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($0.26)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,837,000 ($246.50)

Oroville government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $121,000 ($7.77)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,369,000 ($87.95)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,001,000 ($64.31)
    All Other: $156,000 ($10.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($0.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $210,000 ($13.49)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $5,000 ($0.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $905,000 ($58.14)
    General Revenue, NEC: $619,000 ($39.77)
    Rents: $76,000 ($4.88)
    Property Sale Other: $8,000 ($0.51)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $20,000 ($1.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,142,000 ($73.37)
    General Support: $724,000 ($46.51)
    Highways: $491,000 ($31.54)
    Transit Utilities: $39,000 ($2.51)
  • Tax - Property: $4,481,000 ($287.87)
    Total General Sales: $2,969,000 ($190.74)
    Public Utilities: $1,451,000 ($93.22)
    NEC: $307,000 ($19.72)
    Other Selective Sales: $300,000 ($19.27)

Oroville government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $18,045,000 ($1159.26)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $17,680,000 ($1135.81)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $365,000 ($23.45)

Oroville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,460,000 ($350.76)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,125,000 ($714.70)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $42,000 ($2.70)

6.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
California average:

5.75%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($215 average AGI)
Butte County:

0.10%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Sacramento County, CA  0.49% ($35,431 average AGI)
from Glenn County, CA  0.28% ($28,772)
from Shasta County, CA  0.26% ($27,331)


6.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,312 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
California average:

6.27%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($205 average AGI)
Butte County:

0.05%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Sacramento County, CA  0.59% ($28,914 average AGI)
to Sutter County, CA  0.26% ($30,185)
to Glenn County, CA  0.22% ($36,118)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Oroville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 25
Total length: 126 meters (413ft)
Total costs: $9,148,000
Total average daily traffic: 246,710
Total average daily truck traffic: 27,043

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 14
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
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: 108 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Oroville, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 35 (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: 237 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oroville)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 59 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Oroville)


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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 351
  • Hazardous Condition: 101
  • Service Call: 18
  • Good Intent Call: 23

Incident types - Oroville


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oroville, CA

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
Businesses in Oroville, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Motel 61
Applebee's1New Balance1
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Payless1
Big O Tires1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1Quiznos1
Burger King1RadioShack2
CVS1Rite Aid1
Comfort Inn1SAS Shoes1
Curves1Sears1
Days Inn1Sprint Nextel1
Dennys1Staples1
FedEx5Subway1
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell2
H&R Block1U-Haul5
Holiday Inn1UPS7
Home Depot1Vans1
Jack In The Box1Walgreens1
Jones New York2Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Oroville, CA


Oroville on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer in 2005-2006"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of auto thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers: (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest 2006 city-data.com crime index per resident, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2000-2002 average to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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