Introduction to Live Oak, California

Live Oak, California, in Sutter county, is 32 miles S of Chico, California and 48 miles N of Sacramento, California. The city is considered part of the Yuba City metropolitan area. Live Oak has a population of 6,229.

Live Oak History

Live Oak was named in honor of John Augustus Sutter. The city's first settler was A.M. McGrew, who arrived in 1866. The California-Oregon Railroad arrived in the city in the 1870's, resulting in further expansion. The City of Live Oak was incorporated in 1947.

Live Oak and nearby Attractions

  • Community Memorial Museum
  • Vacaville Museum
  • Bidwell - Sacramento River State Park
  • South Yuba River State Park
  • Bidwell Park
  • Old Sacramento State Historic Park

Things To Do In Live Oak

Local parks include the South Yuba River State Park, the Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park, the Gibson Ranch County Park and Bidwell Park. Local museums include the Pioneer Museum, the Gridley Museum and the Community Memorial Museum. The Sutter Branch Library, Barber Branch Library the and Yuba County Library are all located nearby.

Live Oak Transportation

Sacramento International is the nearest major airport.

Live Oak Higher Education

Butte College, Yuba College and California State University-Chico are some of the local colleges and universities.


Total Population 8,500
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,888
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 51.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.6%
Median Earnings25+ $22,904
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,108


Median Family Income $46,758
% Above Poverty Level 79%
% Below Poverty Level 21%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 18.6%
Median Gross Rent $772
Median House Value $152,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 72.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 3%
Irish 4.5%

Live Oak Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles S of Chico, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 48 miles N of Sacramento, California
County Sutter
Metro Area Yuba City
Standard Zip Codes 95953
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.275
Longitude -121.658

Live Oak Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 61 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 80 F
Annual Precip 22 inches
Station DOBBINS 1 S
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 56 to 93 F
Oct Temp 44 to 77 F
Annual Precip 50.1 inches
Distance 32.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 55 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 72 F
Annual Precip 53 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Live Oak, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pennington (95953)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Biggs 2,010 $42,273
Gridley 6,566 $47,438
Marysville 12,144 $45,274
Oroville 16,015 $42,551
Wheatland 3,494 $66,347
Yuba City 65,141 $56,734
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Live Oak High Schools

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Serves 509 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

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Serves 31 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.3

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Student/teacher ratio: 26

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