Oroville, California Population 2024

20,253

Oroville is a city located in Butte County California. Oroville has a 2024 population of 20,253. It is also the county seat of Butte County.Oroville is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 1.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,958 in 2020.

The average household income in Oroville is $64,470 with a poverty rate of 23.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Oroville is 36.5 years, 34.9 years for males, and 37.6 years for females.

Oroville Demographics

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

  • White: 66.47%
  • Asian: 12.08%
  • Two or more races: 11.82%
  • Black or African American: 3.82%
  • Other race: 3.53%
  • Native American: 2.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
Land Area (mi²)
13.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,464.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.48% (295)
The current population of Oroville, California is 20,253 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,958.

Oroville, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,48266.47%
Asian2,45112.08%
Two or more races2,39711.82%
Black or African American7753.82%
Other race7163.53%
Native American4282.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander340.17%
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White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Oroville Population by Race

Oroville Population Pyramid 2024

Oroville Median Age

36.5

Total

34.9

Male

37.6

Female

Oroville Adults

There are 15,335 adults, (2,933 of whom are seniors) in Oroville.

Oroville Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Oroville Sex Ratio

Female10,15750.08%
Male10,12649.92%

Oroville Population by Age

Oroville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,3442.5750.449.6
Non Family2,7871.3445.754.3
Married2,5403.4871.928.1
Female1,5313.226.673.4
Male4862.939.760.3
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3.12

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

50.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oroville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Oroville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oroville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.2%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.63%.

Oroville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,361

Average Earnings

$39,422

Average Male

$31,091

Average Female

Oroville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oroville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oroville Language

84.16% of Oroville residents speak only English, while 15.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 7.76% of the population.

Oroville Language

Oroville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,4262,22119.44%
Asian2,42893038.3%
Multiple2,33664527.61%
Hispanic2,93151117.43%
Black72326336.38%
Other62522135.36%
Native3755815.47%
Islander3434100%
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23.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.71%

Male Poverty Rate

23.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oroville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oroville is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oroville is Native, with 15.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.63%.

Oroville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.92%
High School25.09%
Some College22.53%
Bachelors or Greater8.57%
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Oroville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed45.52%
Female Unemployed23.96%
Male Employed11.78%
Female Employed10.03%
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Oroville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oroville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oroville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.5%

Male Marriage Rate

32.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Oroville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Oroville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oroville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,042

Number of Veterans

947

Male Veterans

95

Female Veterans

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Oroville Veterans by War

count

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Oroville Veterans by Age

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Oroville Veterans by Race

Oroville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.1%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oroville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.4%

Labor Force Participation

45.6%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Oroville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oroville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oroville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.98%

Born in Oroville

92.46%

Native Born

7.54%

Foreign Born

2.53%

Non Citizen

5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.46% of Oroville residents were born in the United States, with 73.98% having been born in California. 2.53% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202920,7831060.51%
202820,6771060.52%
202720,5711060.52%
202620,4651060.52%
202520,3591060.52%
202420,2531060.53%
202320,1471060.53%
202220,0411060.53%
202119,935-23-0.12%
202019,958-859-4.13%
201920,8171,6438.57%
201819,174550.29%
201719,1191120.59%
201619,007430.23%
201518,964890.47%
201418,8751610.86%
201318,714150.08%
201218,699680.36%
201118,631-67-0.36%
201018,6985,69443.79%
200013,0041,0448.73%
199011,9603,26737.58%
19808,6931,15715.35%
19707,5361,42123.24%
19606,11572813.51%
19505,38796621.85%
19404,42172319.55%
19303,69835810.72%
19203,340-519-13.45%
19103,8592,072115.95%
18901,787442.52%
18801,74331822.32%
18701,425-1,074-42.98%
18602,499
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Oroville Population by Year