Butte County, California Population 2019

Butte County, California's estimated population is 229,207 with a growth rate of 1.18% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Butte County, California is the 27th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018231,2562,0490.89%
2017229,2072,6781.18%
2016226,5291,7170.76%
2015224,8121,2420.56%
2014223,5701,9060.86%
2013221,6647910.36%
2012220,8739210.42%
2011219,95270.00%
2010219,94537,82520.77%
1990182,12038,26926.60%
1980143,85141,88241.07%
1970101,96919,93924.31%
196082,03017,10026.34%
195064,93022,09051.56%
194042,8408,74725.66%
193034,0934,06313.53%
192030,0302,72910.00%
191027,30110,18459.50%
190017,117-822-4.58%
189017,939-782-4.18%
188018,7217,31864.18%
187011,403-703-5.81%
186012,1068,532238.72%
18503,5740.00%

How Many People Live in Butte County, California?

229,207

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White185,22182.24%
Two or More Races13,7376.10%
Asian10,1744.52%
Some Other Race9,6464.28%
Black or African American3,3721.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,6331.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4240.19%

Butte County, California Population Pyramid 2019

Butte County, California Median Age

36.9


Total

35.4


Male

38.5


Female

Butte County, California Adults

There are 179,753 adults, (38,949 of whom are seniors) in Butte County, California.

Butte County, California Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Butte County, California Sex Ratio

Female

113,620

50.45%

Male

111,587

49.55%

Butte County, California Households and Families

Butte County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Butte County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.9%24.1%
All59%41%
Non Family47.2%52.8%
Male44.4%55.6%
Female42.7%57.3%

59.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All86,1672.5459
Married37,3763.1875.9
Non Family34,6791.4947.2
Female9,7323.4742.7
Male4,3803.4744.4

3.12

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Butte County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,9874.10%
9th to 12th Grade10,4247.14%
High School Graduate33,02322.63%
Some College42,82129.35%
Associates Degree14,81610.15%
Bachelors Degree25,81117.69%
Graduate Degree13,0368.93%

Butte County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White114,856106,03233,295
Hispanic17,82412,6372,722
Multiple Races5,7714,892990
Other Race5,1973,189640
Asian5,0943,7841,513
Black2,0581,800338
Native American1,7461,445210
Islander26625743

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 96.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 29.70%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,720$37,824$28,768
Less Than High School$21,804$24,925$13,403
High School Grad$25,680$30,551$19,978
Some College$28,658$33,903$24,632
Bachelors Degree$49,286$59,287$41,608
Graduate Degree$62,260$75,540$52,436

$32,720

Average Earnings

$37,824

Average Male

$28,768

Average Female

Butte County, California Language

Butte County, California Language by Age

Butte County, California Language

85.69% of Butte County, California residents speak only English, while 14.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.00% of the population.

Butte County, California Poverty

Butte County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White160,21028,84618.01%
Hispanic34,5229,26226.83%
Multiple13,2523,44826.02%
Asian10,0472,94229.28%
Other9,4012,30424.51%
Black3,1751,03232.50%
Native2,54660523.76%
Islander3988721.86%

20.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.08%

Male Poverty Rate

20.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butte County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butte County, California is Black, with 32.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Butte County, California is White, with 18.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.58%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.30%
High School17.62%
Some College15.72%
Bachelors or Greater6.60%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed39.18%
Female Unemployed36.94%
Female Employed14.67%
Male Employed12.70%

Butte County, California Income

Butte County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,516$66,251
Families$61,054$81,547
Married Families$73,544$95,230
Non Families$26,281$41,019

Butte County, California Marital Status

Butte County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Butte County, California Married by Age and Sex

Butte County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Butte County, California Marital Status by Race

Butte County, California Veterans

15,609

Number of Veterans

14,174

Male Veterans

1,435

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,399
First Gulf War1,864
Second Gulf War1,814
Korea1,754
World War II1,024
Age Group Veterans
65 to 744,904
75+4,283
55 to 642,928
35 to 542,494
18 to 341,000

Butte County, California Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White14,3409.45%
Hispanic9673.96%
2 or More5066.36%
Asian2232.96%
Indian21910.26%
Black1656.12%
Other1281.76%
Hawaiian288.36%

Butte County, California Veterans by Education

11.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butte County, California Employment Status

55.6%

Labor Force Participation

50.5%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Butte County, California Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

70.76%

Born in California

92.37%

Native Born

7.63%

Foreign Born

3.66%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.37% of Butte County, California residents were born in the United States, with 70.76% having been born in California. 3.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Butte County, California

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Chico864019156751665.98%
Paradise26217265513341.27%
Oroville18708190333251.74%
Gridley6579658670.11%
Biggs17071701-6-0.35%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990