Oroville, California Population 2021

23,951
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Oroville is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 23,951, it is the 280th largest city in California and the 1610th largest city in the United States. Oroville is currently growing at a rate of 7.19% annually and its population has increased by 54.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,546 in 2010. Oroville reached it's highest population of 23,951 in 2021. Spanning over 14 miles, Oroville has a population density of 1,731 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oroville is $49,808 with a poverty rate of 25.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $848 per month, and the median house value is $183,600. The median age in Oroville is 34 years, 33 years for males, and 35.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 106.6 males.

Oroville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oroville was:

  • White: 71.23%
  • Two or more races: 10.91%
  • Asian: 8.88%
  • Black or African American: 4.26%
  • Other race: 2.34%
  • Native American: 1.88%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.50%
The current population of Oroville, California is 23,951, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,130.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,546.

Oroville, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,81371.23%
Two or More Races2,11510.91%
Asian1,7238.88%
Black or African American8274.26%
Some Other Race4532.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native3651.88%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander970.50%
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Oroville Population by Race

Oroville Population Pyramid 2021

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Oroville Median Age

34


Total

33


Male

35.6


Female

Oroville Adults

There are 14,596 adults, (2,888 of whom are seniors) in Oroville.

Oroville Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Oroville Sex Ratio

Female

9,385

48.39%

Male

10,008

51.61%

Oroville Population by Age

Oroville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oroville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married58.9%41.1%
All45.8%54.2%
Non Family43.6%56.4%
Female33.9%66.1%
Male17.3%82.7%

45.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Oroville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4262.7545.8
Non Family2,5091.343.6
Married2,3253.6258.9
Female1,2173.7333.9
Male3753.8317.3

3.51

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

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Oroville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5043.95%
9th to 12th Grade1,2689.94%
High School Graduate3,88930.50%
Some College4,26433.44%
Associates Degree1,1478.99%
Bachelors Degree1,30010.19%
Graduate Degree3802.98%
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Oroville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oroville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,8887,9321,225
Hispanic1,3721,00397
Multiple Races1,041902107
Asian900696276
Black51241517
Other Race31120615
Native American298239
Islander9690

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 93.75%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 30.67%.

Oroville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,606$30,399$23,797
Less Than High School$23,958$30,823$19,939
High School Grad$18,447$19,673$17,482
Some College$25,611$31,202$22,352
Bachelors Degree$35,625$30,768$50,809
Graduate Degree$73,393$92,772$50,000

$25,606

Average Earnings

$30,399

Average Male

$23,797

Average Female

Oroville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oroville Language by Age

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Oroville Language

84.48% of Oroville residents speak only English, while 15.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6.59% of the population.

Oroville Language

Oroville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,4272,81424.63%
Multiple1,88769836.99%
Hispanic2,36549120.76%
Asian1,67339823.79%
Black77426634.37%
Other3516217.66%
Native3115718.33%
Islander972121.65%

25.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.22%

Male Poverty Rate

27.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oroville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oroville is Multiple, with 36.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oroville is Other, with 17.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.00%.

Oroville Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School27.53%
Less Than High School27.40%
Some College25.15%
Bachelors or Greater3.91%

Oroville Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.31%
Male Unemployed33.43%
Male Employed14.48%
Female Employed13.93%

Oroville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oroville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,428$49,808
Families$48,664$60,450
Married Families$56,973-
Non Families$24,565$30,341
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Income by Household Type

Oroville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.1%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

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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1,041

Number of Veterans

1,012

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam482
Second Gulf War162
First Gulf War116
Korea79
World War II78

Oroville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74335
75+267
55 to 64227
18 to 34117
35 to 5495

Oroville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7587.00%
Hispanic1006.15%
Black9612.65%
2 or More746.04%
Indian6219.81%
Other287.65%
Asian232.29%

Oroville Veterans by Race

Oroville Veterans by Education

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27.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oroville Veterans by Education

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45.7%

Labor Force Participation

41.7%

Employment Rate

8.7%

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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70.63%

Born in California

94.02%

Native Born

5.98%

Foreign Born

2.54%

Non Citizen

3.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.02% of Oroville residents were born in the United States, with 70.63% having been born in California. 2.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Oroville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,9511,6077.19%
202022,3441,6077.75%
201920,7371,6078.40%
201819,130270.14%
201719,1031070.56%
201618,996400.21%
201518,956110.06%
201418,9451951.04%
201318,7501100.59%
201218,640360.19%
201118,604-96-0.51%
201018,7005,6963.70%
200013,0041,0440.84%
199011,9603,2673.24%
19808,6931,1571.44%
19707,5361,4212.11%
19606,1157281.28%
19505,3879662.00%
19404,4217231.80%
19303,6983581.02%
19203,340-519-1.43%
19103,8592,0723.92%
18901,787440.25%
18801,7433182.03%
18701,425-1,074-5.46%
18602,4990.00%

Oroville Population by Year