Butte County, California Population 2022

Butte County, California's estimated population is 185,727 with a growth rate of -5.66% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Butte County, California is the 29th largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 219,949 and has seen a growth of -15.56% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18503,5740.00%
186012,1068,532238.72%
187011,403-703-5.81%
188018,7217,31864.18%
189017,939-782-4.18%
190017,117-822-4.58%
191027,30110,18459.50%
192030,0302,72910.00%
193034,0934,06313.53%
194042,8408,74725.66%
195064,93022,09051.56%
196082,03017,10026.34%
1970101,96919,93924.31%
1980143,85141,88241.07%
1990182,12038,26926.60%
2010219,94937,82920.77%
2011219,975260.01%
2012220,8698940.41%
2013221,6417720.35%
2014223,5161,8750.85%
2015224,6311,1150.50%
2016226,2311,6000.71%
2017228,6962,4651.09%
2018230,3391,6430.72%
2019219,186-11,153-4.84%
2020208,033-11,153-5.09%
2021196,880-11,153-5.36%
2022185,727-11,153-5.66%
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Butte County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White178,56879.95%
Black or African American3,8661.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,6281.18%
Asian10,7434.81%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7170.32%
Some Other Race11,2145.02%
Two or More Races15,6086.99%
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Butte County, California Population by Race

Butte County, California Population Pyramid 2022

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Butte County, California Median Age

36.9


Total

35.6


Male

38.2


Female

Butte County, California Adults

There are 178,479 adults, (40,663 of whom are seniors) in Butte County, California.

Butte County, California Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Butte County, California Sex Ratio

Female

112,953

50.57%

Male

110,391

49.43%

Butte County, California Population by Age

Butte County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Butte County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.9%22.1%
All59.5%40.5%
Non Family46.8%53.2%
Male45.8%54.2%
Female40.5%59.5%

59.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Butte County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All83,8792.5959.5
Married36,3123.2277.9
Male4,5533.4445.8
Female9,9823.440.5
Non Family33,0321.5346.8

3.14

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Butte County, California Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,3973.69%
9th to 12th Grade9,6456.60%
High School Graduate32,99322.58%
Some College41,37428.31%
Associates Degree15,34310.50%
Bachelors Degree26,87418.39%
Graduate Degree14,5099.93%
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Butte County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Butte County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian5,7854,4021,917
White112,110104,72334,778
2+ Races7,1666,1551,649
Islander40232883
Black2,2681,974466
Hispanic19,52914,3892,877
Native American1,8311,502157
Other Race6,2984,106477

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.14%.

Butte County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,600$40,192$32,972
Less Than 9th Grade$25,255$27,466$18,984
High School Graduate$31,131$34,902$25,964
Some College$32,113$35,628$29,515
Bachelors Degree$49,894$52,305$46,632
Graduate Degree$70,249$82,457$62,594

$36,600

Average Earnings

$40,192

Average Male

$32,972

Average Female

Butte County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Butte County, California Language by Age

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Butte County, California Language

84.49% of Butte County, California residents speak only English, while 15.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.03% of the population.

Butte County, California Language

Butte County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,6861,39537.85%
Asian10,4412,75526.39%
Islander70416423.30%
Multiple15,0663,40322.59%
Hispanic36,4537,70821.15%
White155,42625,20616.22%
Native2,53430211.92%
Other2,429NaN%

18.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.45%

Male Poverty Rate

18.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butte County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butte County, California is Black, with 37.85% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.01%.

Butte County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.70%
High School16.91%
Some College14.92%
Bachelors or Greater6.06%

Butte County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed10.15%
Male Unemployed37.72%
Female Employed12.74%
Female Unemployed36.83%

Butte County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Butte County, California Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,972$79,233
Families$71,089$95,791
Married Families$86,469$113,027
Non Families$31,665$49,505
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Income by Household Type

Butte County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Butte County, California Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Butte County, California Marital Status

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14,202

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,317
First Gulf War2,435
Vietnam5,891
Korea1,202
World War II550

Butte County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,067
35 to 542,308
55 to 642,316
65 to 744,402
75+4,109

Butte County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White12,8218.80%
Black2026.35%
Native American1667.80%
Asian2373.01%
Islander418.25%
Other Race1511.70%
2+ Races5845.79%
Hispanic9943.77%

Butte County, California Veterans by Race

Butte County, California Veterans by Education

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10.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butte County, California Veterans by Education

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56.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Butte County, California Employment by Age

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Butte County, California Employment by Race

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Butte County, California 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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71.92%

Born in Butte County, California

92.48%

Native Born

7.52%

Foreign Born

3.53%

Non Citizen

3.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.48% of Butte County, California residents were born in the United States, with 71.92% having been born in California. 3.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Butte County, California Place of Birth

  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

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