Oroville, California Population 2022

20,942
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Oroville is a city located in Butte County California. It is also the county seat of Butte County. With a 2020 population of 20,942, it is the 340th largest city in California and the 2198th largest city in the United States. Oroville is currently growing at a rate of 2.20% annually and its population has increased by 4.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,042 in 2020. Spanning over 14 miles, Oroville has a population density of 1,514 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oroville is $49,808 with a poverty rate of 25.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $887 per month, and the median house value is $192,000. The median age in Oroville is 34 years, 33 years for males, and 35.6 years for females.

Oroville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Orovillewas:

  • White: 66.72%
  • Asian: 13.65%
  • Two or more races: 9.12%
  • Black or African American: 4.75%
  • Other race: 3.68%
  • Native American: 1.93%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Oroville, California is 20,942 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 20,042.

Oroville, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,11666.72%
Black or African American9344.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native3791.93%
Asian2,68413.65%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander290.15%
Some Other Race7243.68%
Two or More Races1,7939.12%
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Oroville Population by Race

Oroville Population Pyramid 2022

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Oroville Median Age

34.7


Total

33.1


Male

36.5


Female

Oroville Adults

There are 14,977 adults, (2,823 of whom are seniors) in Oroville.

Oroville Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Oroville Sex Ratio

Female

9,593

48.80%

Male

10,066

51.20%

Oroville Population by Age

Oroville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oroville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.1%37.9%
All46.4%53.6%
Non Family46%54%
Female27.6%72.4%
Male25.8%74.2%

46.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Oroville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5912.7346.4
Married2,2493.7162.1
Male3603.2425.8
Female1,4163.4927.6
Non Family2,5661.3846

3.4

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

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Oroville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6514.98%
9th to 12th Grade1,43610.99%
High School Graduate3,89729.82%
Some College3,98330.48%
Associates Degree1,32510.14%
Bachelors Degree1,32410.13%
Graduate Degree4513.45%
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Oroville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oroville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,314905371
White8,6177,7261,217
2+ Races91774597
Hispanic1,6271,219124
Other Race52740924
Black6394289
Native American293231
Islander2821

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.66%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.23%.

Oroville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,362$30,225$23,212
Less Than 9th Grade$25,036$33,663$21,250
High School Graduate$18,378$20,823$16,205
Some College$26,348$31,642$22,122
Bachelors Degree$30,642$30,690$30,288
Graduate Degree$75,500$95,550$49,345

$25,362

Average Earnings

$30,225

Average Male

$23,212

Average Female

Oroville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oroville Language by Age

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Oroville Language

81.69% of Oroville residents speak only English, while 18.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 9.59% of the population.

Oroville Language

Oroville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander292068.97%
Multiple1,59961338.34%
Black87827130.87%
Hispanic2,60776329.27%
White10,7862,61224.22%
Asian2,63157121.70%
Native3243811.73%
Other311NaN%

25.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.60%

Male Poverty Rate

27.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oroville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oroville is Islander, with 68.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oroville is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.65%.

Oroville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.90%
High School30.06%
Some College26.37%
Bachelors or Greater4.31%

Oroville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed13.67%
Male Unemployed19.47%
Female Employed15.54%
Female Unemployed16.94%

Oroville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oroville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,371$49,570
Families$42,854$58,217
Married Families$56,869-
Non Families$27,453$33,651
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Income by Household Type

Oroville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.2%

Male Marriage Rate

33.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Oroville Married by Age and Sex

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Oroville 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.

Oroville Marital Status by Race

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Oroville Marital Status

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1,020

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War167
First Gulf War186
Vietnam477
Korea61
World War II34

Oroville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34139
35 to 54127
55 to 64191
65 to 74343
75+220

Oroville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7286.88%
Black8310.77%
Native American5316.21%
Asian624.09%
Other Race294.93%
2+ Races655.54%
Hispanic784.29%

Oroville Veterans by Race

Oroville Veterans by Education

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21.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oroville Veterans by Education

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44.7%

Labor Force Participation

41.2%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Oroville Employment by Age

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Oroville Employment by Race

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Oroville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.34%

Born in Oroville

92.21%

Native Born

7.79%

Foreign Born

2.95%

Non Citizen

4.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.21% of Oroville residents were born in the United States, with 70.34% having been born in California. 2.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Oroville Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18602,4990.00%
18701,425-1,074-5.46%
18801,7433182.03%
18901,787440.25%
19103,8592,0723.92%
19203,340-519-1.43%
19303,6983581.02%
19404,4217231.80%
19505,3879662.00%
19606,1157281.28%
19707,5361,4212.11%
19808,6931,1571.44%
199011,9603,2673.24%
200013,0041,0440.84%
201015,5462,5421.80%
201115,9964502.89%
201216,4464502.81%
201316,8964502.74%
201417,3464502.66%
201517,7964502.59%
201618,2464502.53%
201718,6964502.47%
201819,1464502.41%
201919,5964502.35%
202020,0424462.28%
202120,4924502.25%
202220,9424502.20%

Oroville Population by Year