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Overview

Introduction to Oroville, California

Oroville, California, in Butte county, is 21 miles SE of Chico, California (center to center) and 64 miles N of Sacramento, California.

Oroville History

Oroville was established along the banks of Feather River during the Gold Rush. When gold was found at Bidwell Bar, it became one of California's first sites of gold mining. This led to a rush of thousands of gold miners to Oroville. 'Ishi, who was probably the last remaining Indian from his 'Stone Age' tribe who left his natural habitat and joined the western civilization, also made his home in Oroville.

Oroville and Nearby Attractions

  • Heritage Oaks Station.
  • Oroville Chinese Temple.
  • Oroville Dam.
  • Lake Oroville State Rec Area.
  • Barry R Kirshner Wildlife.
  • Feather River Fish Hatchery.

Things To Do In Oroville

There are many areas of tourist interest in Oroville. The Oroville Dam is among the 20 largest dams of the world. One should also visit the Mother Orange tree which is supposed to be the oldest orange tree in Northern California. Tours are available to the fish hatchery. There are a number of parks and a bike trail as well.

Oroville Transportation

The Sacramento International Airport serves the area.

Oroville Higher Education

The area is served by Butte College.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,884
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+5,849
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married31.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.7%
Median Earnings25+$26,295
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,958
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,893

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,206
% Above Poverty Level74.4%
% Below Poverty Level25.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone30.5%
Median Gross Rent$773
Median House Value$152,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41%
German15.6%
Irish13.6%
English7.6%
Italian4.7%
French Except Basque2.6%
Portuguese2.2%
Swedish1.7%
Scottish1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Swiss0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Russian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Polish0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Arab0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Oroville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Butte County, Plumas County
Standard Zip Codes95966, 95965
P.O. Box Zip Codes95915, 95980, 95940
Phone Area Codes530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude39.45
Approximate Longitude-121.39

Oroville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationOROVILLE
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp36 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp62 to 95 F
Oct Temp49 to 78 F
Annual Precip28.7 inches
StationPARADISE
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 74 F
Annual Precip56.2 inches
StationMARYSVILLE
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp38 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp61 to 96 F
Oct Temp50 to 80 F
Annual Precip22 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Biggs1,985$51,700
Chico89,377$62,233
Gridley6,558$43,834
Live Oak8,501$48,702
Paradise26,396$60,706

Oroville Public Libraries

Butte County Library
1820 MITCHELL AVENUE
Oroville, California
(530) 538-7525

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Oroville Hospitals

Oroville Hospital
(Non-profit)
2767 Olive Highway

Oroville Public Schools

Bird Street Elementary
1421 Bird St.
ZIP: 95965
Primary
Total Enrollment 182
Butte County Special Education
1859 Bird St.
ZIP: 95965
Middle
Total Enrollment 73
Central Middle - Rise
2565 Mesa Ave.
ZIP: 95965
Middle
Total Enrollment 19
Concow Elementary
11679 Nelson Bar Rd.
ZIP: 95965
Primary
Total Enrollment 115
Golden Feather Community Day
11679 Nelson Bar Rd.
ZIP: 95965
Primary
Heritage Community Day
2080 Sixth St.
ZIP: 95965
Middle
Total Enrollment 11
Learning Community Charter
1859 Bird St.
ZIP: 95965
Other
Total Enrollment 286
Nelson Avenue Middle
2255 Sixth St.
ZIP: 95965
Middle
Total Enrollment 414
Oroville High Community Day
2120 Second St.
ZIP: 95965
High
Total Enrollment 19
Pioneer Community Day
2060 Sixth St.
ZIP: 95965
Primary
Total Enrollment 4
Plumas Avenue Elementary
440 Plumas Ave.
ZIP: 95965
Primary
Total Enrollment 281
Poplar Avenue Elementary
2075 Poplar Ave.
ZIP: 95965
Primary
Total Enrollment 235
Prospect High (continuation)
2060 Second St.
ZIP: 95965
High
Total Enrollment 150
Sierra Avenue Elementary
1050 Sierra Ave.
ZIP: 95965
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Stream Charter
479 Oro Dam Blvd.
ZIP: 95965
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
Table Mountain
41 Co Center Dr.
ZIP: 95965
Other
Total Enrollment 23
Central Middle
2565 Mesa Ave.
ZIP: 95966
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
Feather Falls Elementary
2651 Lumpkin Rd.
ZIP: 95966
Primary
Total Enrollment 11
Golden Hills Elementary
2400 Via Canela
ZIP: 95966
Middle
Total Enrollment 279
Helen M. Wilcox Elementary
5737 Autrey Ln.
ZIP: 95966
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Honcut
68 Sch St.
ZIP: 95966
Primary
Total Enrollment 11
Ipakanni Early College Charter
1459 Downer St.
ZIP: 95966
Other
Total Enrollment 39
Ishi Hills Middle
1 Ishi Hills Way
ZIP: 95966
Middle
Total Enrollment 278
Las Plumas High
2380 Las Plumas Ave.
ZIP: 95966
High
Total Enrollment 1112
Oakdale Heights Elementary
2255 Las Plumas Ave.
ZIP: 95966
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Ophir Elementary
210 Oakvale Ave.
ZIP: 95966
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Oroville High
1535 Bridge St.
ZIP: 95966
High
Total Enrollment 982
Sierra Del Oro
2900 Wyandotte Ave.
ZIP: 95966
Stanford Avenue Elementary
1801 Stanford Ave.
ZIP: 95966
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Wyandotte Avenue Elementary
2800 Wyandotte Ave.
ZIP: 95966
Primary
Total Enrollment 308

Oroville Private Schools

Amy Carmichael Christian Academy
1309 Tehama Ave
ZIP: 95965
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
Feather River Adventist School
27 Cox Ln
ZIP: 95965
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
St Thomas School
1380 Bird St
ZIP: 95965
Elementary
Total Enrollment 85
Oroville Christian School
3785 Olive Hwy
ZIP: 95966
Elementary
Total Enrollment 87
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