Cities in Butte County, California by Population (2024)

There are 35 cities in Butte County, California.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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City
Rank
State
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Chico1California100,463102,135-0.41%2,91034.52
Linda2California23,17821,842-0.18%2,7008.59
Oroville3California20,12419,9580.21%1,44813.90
Olivehurst4California19,68315,1496.11%2,3398.41
Marysville5California12,55412,854-0.59%3,6243.46
Paradise6California8,2884,74411.97%45318.32
Oroville East7California7,5188,093-0.8%34821.60
Gridley8California7,0847,370-0.99%3,3942.09
Magalia9California7,04611,444-13.49%50314.02
Thermalito10California7,0406,4951.81%55512.69
Durham11California6,4196,2550.64%7981.69
Palermo12California5,7745,2042.28%19829.16
Kelly Ridge13California3,4042,9323.59%1,7451.95
Loma Rica14California2,3012,909-6.2%12418.49
South Oroville15California1,9762,606-7.36%7502.63
Biggs16California1,8471,951-1.39%2,0640.90
Forest Ranch17California1,8211,5513.88%13113.93
Berry Creek18California7341,278-15.63%1357.12
Butte Valley19California715907-6.29%3918.29
Butte Creek Canyon20California7036771.01%3420.52
Stirling City21California70230016.8%5961.18
Challenge-Brownsville22California6301,171-15.78%659.71
Honcut23California45417218.54%1074.24
Bangor24California391407-1.01%2913.42
Forbestown25California3753690.54%606.27
Richvale26California33815715.36%3650.93
Cherokee27California31010020.62%1771.75
Yankee Hill28California300256-2.91%506.03
Cohasset29California287497-15.34%1125.05
Rackerby30California2511936.36%852.95
Clipper Mills31California177451-27.76%1021.74
Concow32California120472-34.07%427.41
Robinson Mill33California3548-2.78%271.32
Butte Meadows34California0250%02.14
Nord35California03680%02.11
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Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Butte County, California?

Chico is the largest city in Butte County.

What is the smallest city in Butte County, California?

Nord is the smallest city in Butte County.

How many cities are in Butte County?

There are 35 cities in Butte County, California.

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