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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.

People

Total Population 8,467
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,869
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 46.8%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,894
% Above Poverty Level 78.2%
% Below Poverty Level 21.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.9%
Median Gross Rent $769
Median House Value $150,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 71.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.1%
Irish 6.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station MARYSVILLE
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
Station GRASS VALLEY NO 2
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 1,765 $39,375
Gridley 6,579 $47,697
Marysville 12,161 $42,500
Oroville 16,060 $44,892
Wheatland 3,543 $67,028
Yuba City 66,038 $55,944

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Live Oak High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

LIVE OAK HIGH
2351 PENINGTON ROAD
530-695-5415
A Title I School.
Serves 509 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

LIVE OAK ALTERNATIVE
2207 PENNINGTON ROAD
530-695-5430
A Non-traditional School
Serves 31 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.3

VALLEY OAK CONTINUATION HIGH
2207 PENNINGTON ROAD
530-695-5430
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 26 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26

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