Butte County, California Population 2021

Butte County, California's estimated population is 196,880 with a growth rate of -5.36% 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 -10.49% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021196,880-11,153-5.36%
2020208,033-11,153-5.09%
2019219,186-11,153-4.84%
2018230,3391,6430.72%
2017228,6962,4651.09%
2016226,2311,6000.71%
2015224,6311,1150.50%
2014223,5161,8750.85%
2013221,6417720.35%
2012220,8698940.41%
2011219,975260.01%
2010219,94937,82920.77%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-5.36%
County Website
County Seat
2010 Population
219,949
Growth (since 2010)
-10.49%
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Butte County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White184,18081.56%
Two or More Races13,7716.10%
Some Other Race10,7544.76%
Asian10,4324.62%
Black or African American3,4611.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,6161.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6030.27%
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Butte County, California Population by Race

Butte County, California Population Pyramid 2021

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Butte County, California Median Age

37.1


Total

35.6


Male

38.5


Female

Butte County, California Adults

There are 180,378 adults, (40,685 of whom are seniors) in Butte County, California.

Butte County, California Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Butte County, California Sex Ratio

Female

114,082

50.52%

Male

111,735

49.48%

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
Married76.2%23.8%
All59%41%
Non Family46.7%53.3%
Male46.2%53.8%
Female41.7%58.3%

59.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Butte County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All85,3202.5759
Married37,2113.2376.2
Non Family33,8731.5246.7
Female9,7913.3741.7
Male4,4453.4246.2

3.14

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Butte County, California Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,8203.95%
9th to 12th Grade10,0446.81%
High School Graduate33,18622.50%
Some College43,62029.57%
Associates Degree14,6909.96%
Bachelors Degree26,51817.98%
Graduate Degree13,6319.24%
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Butte County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Butte County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White114,535106,00333,694
Hispanic19,01613,9283,094
Other Race5,9913,993677
Multiple Races5,8375,1621,203
Asian5,5794,2581,780
Black2,1611,985470
Native American1,7851,411158
Islander35830230

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.55%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.91%.

Butte County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,271$40,424$31,566
Less Than High School$25,128$27,313$16,878
High School Grad$29,274$32,910$22,821
Some College$31,245$35,918$27,043
Bachelors Degree$52,405$62,241$48,525
Graduate Degree$68,784$82,889$60,452

$36,271

Average Earnings

$40,424

Average Male

$31,566

Average Female

Butte County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Butte County, California Language by Age

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Butte County, California Language

84.69% of Butte County, California residents speak only English, while 15.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.78% of the population.

Butte County, California Language

Butte County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White158,73527,74517.48%
Hispanic35,7997,38020.62%
Multiple13,2693,44925.99%
Asian10,2692,83327.59%
Other10,3921,73216.67%
Black3,2971,09333.15%
Native2,52040916.23%
Islander59810016.72%

19.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.11%

Male Poverty Rate

20.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butte County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butte County, California is Black, with 33.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Butte County, California is Native, with 16.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.38%.

Butte County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.12%
High School16.90%
Some College15.34%
Bachelors or Greater6.59%

Butte County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.73%
Male Unemployed38.81%
Female Employed13.41%
Male Employed11.57%

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$52,537$75,746
Families$67,863$92,088
Married Families$82,235$107,502
Non Families$29,960$47,475
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Income by Household Type

Butte County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

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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14,209

Number of Veterans

12,958

Male Veterans

1,251

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,136
First Gulf War2,029
Second Gulf War1,781
Korea1,415
World War II763

Butte County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 744,581
75+4,202
35 to 542,338
55 to 642,220
18 to 34868

Butte County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White12,9348.61%
Hispanic9323.61%
2 or More4835.98%
Black2167.36%
Asian2022.56%
Indian1768.32%
Other1722.00%
Hawaiian266.09%

Butte County, California Veterans by Race

Butte County, California Veterans by Education

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11.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butte County, California Veterans by Education

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56.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

8.1%

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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71.69%

Born in California

92.68%

Native Born

7.32%

Foreign Born

3.32%

Non Citizen

4.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.68% of Butte County, California residents were born in the United States, with 71.69% having been born in California. 3.32% 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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