Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,622
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens10.5%
Employed Population 16+3,436
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married43%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.3%
Median Earnings25+$29,717
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,075

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,306
% Above Poverty Level75.9%
% Below Poverty Level24.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone15.9%
Median Gross Rent$811
Median House Value$189,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)65%
German9.5%
Irish7.4%
English5.7%
Portuguese2.5%
Swedish1.1%
Brazilian1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Arab0.7%
Italian0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Scottish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Polish0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
African0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Live Oak Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sutter County
Standard Zip Codes95953
Phone Area Codes530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude39.23
Approximate Longitude-121.78

Live Oak Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMARYSVILLE
Distance9.6 miles
Jan Temp38 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp61 to 96 F
Oct Temp50 to 80 F
Annual Precip22 inches
StationDOBBINS 1 S
Distance25.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 57 F
Apr Temp40 to 69 F
Jul Temp56 to 93 F
Oct Temp44 to 77 F
Annual Precip50.1 inches
StationGRASS VALLEY NO 2
Distance32.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp55 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 72 F
Annual Precip53 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Biggs2,323$57,000
Gridley6,585$47,438
Marysville12,282$50,742
Oroville19,040$47,055
Wheatland3,747$69,402
Yuba City66,388$60,430

Live Oak Public Schools

Encinal Elementary
6484 Larkin Rd.
ZIP: 95953
Primary
Total Enrollment 105
Live Oak Alternative
2207 Pennington Rd.
ZIP: 95953
Other
Total Enrollment 30
Live Oak High
2351 Pennington Rd.
ZIP: 95953
High
Total Enrollment 467
Live Oak Middle
2082 Pennington Rd.
ZIP: 95953
Middle
Total Enrollment 484
Luther Elementary
10123 Connecticut Ave.
ZIP: 95953
Primary
Total Enrollment 646
Nuestro Elementary
3934 Brd.way Rd.
ZIP: 95953
Primary
Total Enrollment 145
Valley Oak Continuation High
2207 Pennington Rd.
ZIP: 95953
High
Total Enrollment 25
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