Butte County, California Population 2020

Butte County, California's estimated population is 229,207 with a growth rate of 1.18% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Butte County, California is the 27th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018231,2562,0490.89%
2017229,2072,6781.18%
2016226,5291,7170.76%
2015224,8121,2420.56%
2014223,5701,9060.86%
2013221,6647910.36%
2012220,8739210.42%
2011219,95270.00%
2010219,94537,82520.77%
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%

How Many People Live in Butte County, California?

229,207

Butte County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White186,09581.95%
Two or More Races14,1506.23%
Asian10,1514.47%
Some Other Race9,8904.36%
Black or African American3,4771.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,8851.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4270.19%

Butte County, California Population Pyramid 2020

Butte County, California Median Age

37.1


Total

35.5


Male

38.6


Female

Butte County, California Adults

There are 181,417 adults, (40,219 of whom are seniors) in Butte County, California.

Butte County, California Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Butte County, California Sex Ratio

Female

114,562

50.45%

Male

112,513

49.55%

Butte County, California Households and Families

Butte County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Butte County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.2%23.8%
All59.2%40.8%
Non Family47.5%52.5%
Male46.6%53.4%
Female42.4%57.6%

59.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All86,7972.5559.2
Married37,1863.1976.2
Non Family35,3611.547.5
Female9,8723.4642.4
Male4,3783.4346.6

3.14

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

7.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Butte County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,7323.88%
9th to 12th Grade10,0916.82%
High School Graduate33,61122.73%
Some College44,00129.75%
Associates Degree15,19510.27%
Bachelors Degree25,92617.53%
Graduate Degree13,3349.02%

Butte County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White115,597107,03533,263
Hispanic18,50313,5852,738
Multiple Races5,9305,1781,030
Other Race5,4553,705712
Asian5,4434,0671,719
Black2,0711,915489
Native American1,8681,512196
Islander27724747

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.59%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.58%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,638$38,151$30,379
Less Than High School$21,405$25,456$14,928
High School Grad$27,223$31,997$21,089
Some College$29,955$33,279$25,479
Bachelors Degree$50,505$59,562$45,296
Graduate Degree$64,836$79,380$54,452

$33,638

Average Earnings

$38,151

Average Male

$30,379

Average Female

Butte County, California Language

Butte County, California Language by Age

Butte County, California Language

85.02% of Butte County, California residents speak only English, while 14.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.48% of the population.

Butte County, California Poverty

Butte County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White160,40828,12017.53%
Hispanic35,3209,09525.75%
Multiple13,6163,94929.00%
Asian10,0112,83528.32%
Other9,6072,24123.33%
Black3,2811,18736.18%
Native2,78859721.41%
Islander4087117.40%

20.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.61%

Male Poverty Rate

20.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butte County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butte County, California is Black, with 36.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Butte County, California is Islander, with 17.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.36%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.64%
High School17.95%
Some College15.69%
Bachelors or Greater6.79%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.15%
Female Unemployed37.61%
Female Employed13.87%
Male Employed12.91%

Butte County, California Income

Butte County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,443$69,621
Families$63,825$85,184
Married Families$76,778$98,994
Non Families$27,205$44,172

Butte County, California Marital Status

Butte County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Butte County, California Married by Age and Sex

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

Butte County, California Veterans

15,026

Number of Veterans

13,655

Male Veterans

1,371

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,122
First Gulf War1,972
Second Gulf War1,883
Korea1,469
World War II882
Name Veterans % of Total
White13,8509.10%
Hispanic9343.70%
2 or More5026.15%
Asian2012.61%
Indian1777.72%
Black1424.89%
Other1281.64%
Hawaiian268.47%

$Butte County, California Veterans by Education

11.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butte County, California Employment Status

55.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.8%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Butte County, California Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.14%

Born in California

92.44%

Native Born

7.56%

Foreign Born

3.53%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.44% of Butte County, California residents were born in the United States, with 71.14% 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.

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