Butte County, California Population 2018

Butte County, California's estimated population is 229,294 with a growth rate of 2.42% 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
2017229,2945,4172.42%
2016223,877-2,648-1.17%
2016226,5251,7070.76%
2015224,8181,1890.53%
2014223,6291,8610.84%
2013221,7687990.36%
2012220,9699660.44%
2011220,003460.02%
2010219,95737,83720.78%
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%

Butte County, California Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White186,105
Two or More Races13,689
Asian9,651
Some Other Race8,164
Black or African American3,366
American Indian and Alaska Native2,445
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander457

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Butte County, California Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Butte County, California Median Age

36.9


Total

35.3


Male

38.9


Female

Butte County, California Adults

There are 178,430 adults, (38,059 of which are seniors) in Butte County, California.

Butte County, California Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Butte County, California Sex Ratio

Female

112,951

50.45%

Male

110,926

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
Married76.5%23.5%
All58.5%41.5%
Non Family46%54%
Male44%56%
Female41.3%58.7%

58.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Butte County, California Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All85,5052.5558.5
Married36,8473.1776.5
Non Family34,6011.5246
Female9,4393.4841.3
Male4,6183.4744

3.12

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Butte County, California Households

Butte County, California Education

Butte County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,3764.42%
9th to 12th Grade10,5747.32%
High School Graduate32,77522.70%
Some College42,88729.70%
Associates Degree14,0309.72%
Bachelors Degree25,22517.47%
Graduate Degree12,5288.68%

Butte County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White114,604105,57532,633
Hispanic17,15511,7932,471
Multiple Races5,8424,870950
Asian4,7193,3171,410
Other Race4,4242,711556
Black1,8781,647202
Native American1,5501,294221
Islander32031478

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 98.13%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 29.88%.

Butte County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,605$37,007$26,859
Less Than High School$19,780$23,567$12,785
High School Grad$25,472$29,513$20,370
Some College$28,573$34,930$23,455
Bachelors Degree$46,061$59,046$37,868
Graduate Degree$58,316$73,099$50,813

$31,605

Average Earnings

$37,007

Average Male

$26,859

Average Female

Butte County, California Language

Butte County, California Language by Age

Butte County, California Language

85.83% of Butte County, California residents speak only English, while 14.17% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.82% of the population.

Butte County, California Poverty

Butte County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White160,75029,95718.64%
Hispanic33,4879,28327.72%
Multiple13,2733,56826.88%
Asian9,4352,92230.97%
Other7,8872,19627.84%
Black3,1871,18137.06%
Native2,32657224.59%
Islander4408920.23%

21.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.94%

Male Poverty Rate

21.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butte County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butte County, California is Black, with 37.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Butte County, California is White, with 18.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.14%.

Butte County, California Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.05%
High School18.75%
Some College15.26%
Bachelors or Greater7.54%

Butte County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.35%
Male Unemployed37.95%
Female Employed14.97%
Male Employed13.26%

Butte County, California Income

Butte County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,366$63,127
Families$58,858$77,607
Married Families$71,585$91,226
Non Families$26,330$39,559

Butte County, California Marital Status

Butte County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Butte County, California Marital Status by Race

Butte County, California Veterans

Butte County, California Veterans by War

15,757

Number of Veterans

14,523

Male Veterans

1,234

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam6,560
Korea2,110
First Gulf War1,732
Second Gulf War1,500
World War II1,142

Butte County, California Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 744,895
75+4,363
55 to 643,123
35 to 542,360
18 to 341,016

Butte County, California Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White14,7209.67%
Hispanic9063.85%
2 or More4836.10%
Indian1769.05%
Black1335.08%
Other1302.15%
Asian1091.53%
Hawaiian61.66%

Butte County, California Veterans by Education

10.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butte County, California Employment Status

Butte County, California Employment by Age

55.5%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

10.7%

Unemployment Rate

Butte County, California Employment by Race

Butte County, California Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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