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Butte County, CA


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Chico, CA
Designated Market Area: Chico-Redding, CA
USDA County Type (2015): Low Employment
American Communities Project County Type (2023): College Towns

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2022 population: 207,303   ( 12,697 from 2010)
Land area: 1636.5 square miles
Population density: 126.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:141,195 68.11% 14.6%
Black:3,5631.72% 13.7%
Indian:3,2251.56% 5.0%
Asian:11,4625.53% 23.0%
2+ races:8,2613.98% 13.2%
Hispanic:39,59719.10% 27.3%
Total non-White:66,10831.89% 21.1%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:4,524 10.7
Deaths:5,56213.1
Net Migration: -3,323-7.9
Net Immigration: 2380.6
Change in White population:-24,221 -11.0
Change in Non-White pop.:11,524 5.2




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
220,000
165,41675.19%
3,1331.42%
3,3951.54%
9,3224.24%
7,3003.32%
31,11614.14%
54,58424.81%

2000
203,171
162,56480.01%
2,6991.33%
3,2951.62%
6,9493.42%
5,8902.90%
21,33910.50%
40,60719.99%

1990
182,120
158,20186.87%
2,0391.12%
3,2751.80%
5,1332.82%
n/a
13,4727.40%
23,91913.13%

1980
143,851
130,79590.92%
1,5501.08%
2,0891.45%
1,8111.26%
n/a
7,3755.13%
13,0569.08%

1970
101,969
93,21291.41%
1,5141.48%
8450.83%
4990.49%
n/a
5,1645.06%
8,757 8.59%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
22,583 11.1
20,49310.1
12,8836.3
3,5751.8
2,852 1.4
13,977 6.9
1990's
NumberRate
24,510 13.5
20,70811.4
7,0163.9
3,0221.7
4,363 2.4
16,688 9.2
1980's
NumberRate
23,401 16.3
16,555 11.5
31,326 21.8
n/a
27,406 19.1
10,863 7.6
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
38,087 37.4
n/a
37,583 36.9
4,299 4.2

Age, Family & Household Data for Butte County, CA

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
36.5
43,011 20.7%
164,292 79.3%
38,852 18.7%
83,319
2.49
48,961 58.8%
34,285 70.0%
4,953 10.1%
34,358 41.2%

2010
NumberPercent
37.2
46,168 21.0%
173,832 79.0%
33,817 15.4%
87,618
2.45
52,529 60.0%
37,622 71.6%
5,581 10.6%
35,089 40.0%

2000
NumberPercent
35.8
48,647 23.9%
154,524 76.1%
31,966 15.7%
79,674
2.48
49,740 62.4%
38,049 76.5%
5,404 10.9%
29,934 37.6%

1990
NumberPercent
33.9
42,746 23.5%
139,374 76.5%
31,487 17.3%
71,778
2.47
46,712 65.1%
37,750 80.8%
4,419 9.5%
25,066 34.9%

1980
NumberPercent
31.6
33,426 23.2%
110,425 76.8%
22,195 15.4%
57,015
2.45
38,526 67.6%
32,908 85.4%
3,018 7.8%
18,489 32.4%

2022 Housing Data for Butte County, CA

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units93,069 
Median Value$371,600 
Occupied83,31989.5%
Vacant9,75010.5%
Owned48,42458.1%
Rented34,89541.9%
Median Rent$1,280 
Single-Family Units59,95964.4%
    Detached56,97161.2%
    Attached2,9883.2%
Buldings with 5+ Units13,49614.5%
Mobile Homes10,28511.1%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Butte County, CA

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0004,9365.9%
$10,000 to $14,9993,7414.5%
$15,000 to $19,9993,4314.1%
$20,000 to $24,9993,7684.5%
$25,000 to $29,9994,0684.9%
$30,000 to $34,9993,7724.5%
$35,000 to $39,9993,4524.1%
$40,000 to $44,9993,0933.7%
$45,000 to $49,9992,9663.6%
$50,000 to $59,9995,4696.6%
$60,000 to $74,9997,0318.4%
$75,000 to $99,99910,42612.5%
$100,000 to $124,9997,8719.4%
$125,000 to $149,9995,1376.2%
$150,000 to $199,9996,5717.9%
$200,000 or more7,5879.1%
Median Household Income66,085 
Per Capita Income36,374 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state80 
Compared to U.S.100 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI6,0037.2%
Public Assistance3,5634.3%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps12,22214.7%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed71,85264.7%
Unemployed5,1964.7%
In Armed Forces1170.1%
Total Labor Force77,16569.5%
Not in Labor Force33,94230.5%
Real Unemployment Rate 35.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector31,66426,07854.8%
Non-Profit3,3335,65037.1%
Self-Employed7,1744,22462.9%
Local Government3,4575,49738.6%
State Government3,1953,48447.8%
Federal Government75765053.8%
Total Private + Self38,83830,30256.2%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.10,74215,28141.3%
Total49,58045,58352.1%
Pct. Govt.17.9%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts13,94114.6%
Sales and Office Occupations20,59121.6%
Professional, Technical22,88524.0%
Service Occupations20,00221.0%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,2941.4%
All others17,95918.8%
White Collar 60.2%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance14,96315.7%
Retail trade11,45912.0%
Educational services10,53111.0%
Accommodation and food services8,6639.1%
Construction6,3586.7%
Professional, scientific, technical6,1576.5%
Manufacturing6,0706.4%
Other services4,2284.4%
Public administration4,1834.4%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.3,9174.1%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting3,3933.6%
Transportation and warehousing2,9943.1%
Arts, entertainment, recreation2,5762.7%
Finance and insurance2,5182.6%
Real estate and rental and leasing2,1742.3%
Information1,9592.1%
Wholesale trade1,8612.0%
Utilities1,1431.2%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1220.1%
Management1090.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Butte County, CA

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican32,11315.03%
Puerto Rican8390.39%
Cuban3270.15%
Dominican660.03%
Total Central American1,0700.50%
Costa Rican320.01%
Guatemalan1860.09%
Honduran640.03%
Nicaraguan1110.05%
Panamanian410.02%
Salvadoran6360.30%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American6090.29%
Argentinean660.03%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean810.04%
Colombian1060.05%
Ecuadorian400.02%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian3040.14%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan120.01%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic3,3371.56%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Hmong4,8872.29%
Filipino1,2060.56%
Chinese1,1250.53%
Indian8060.38%
Korean4810.23%
Vietnamese4790.22%
Laotian4420.21%
Mien3850.18%
Japanese2500.12%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English170,40684.2%
Spanish20,51110.1%
Other Asian4,5972.3%
Other Indo-European2,1481.1%
Chinese1,0470.5%
Tagalog6670.3%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic5580.3%
French, Haitian, Cajun4840.2%
Korean4260.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German28,67613.4%
English23,88211.2%
Irish22,54210.6%
American14,4526.8%
Italian10,8055.1%
European6,6063.1%
French5,6542.6%
Scottish5,5032.6%
Norwegian4,1672.0%
Dutch3,3041.5%
Portuguese3,1781.5%
Swedish2,9421.4%
Polish2,2101.0%
Scotch-Irish2,1031.0%
Danish1,5010.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen206,15096.5%
Not a citizen7,4553.5%
Native197,46992.4%
Foreign-born16,1367.6%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Butte County, CA

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
4,854 3.5%8,614 6.2%31,050 22.3%51,614 37.1%28,092 20.2%14,762 10.6%
  Average years of education: 13.5
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 4,854 3.5%
9-12 Years 8,614 6.2%
H.S. Grad or GED 31,050 22.3%
Some College 51,614 37.1%
Bach. Degree 28,092 20.2%
Grad Degree 14,762 10.6%
Average years of education: 13.5

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Butte County, CA

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 78,770 72,160 6,610 8.4% 5.8%
1991 79,500 71,646 7,854 9.9% 7.8%
1992 81,972 72,224 9,748 11.9% 9.4%
1993 82,492 72,595 9,897 12.0% 9.5%
1994 82,911 74,285 8,626 10.4% 8.7%
1995 82,291 74,106 8,185 9.9% 7.9%
1996 82,505 74,918 7,587 9.2% 7.3%
1997 83,889 76,576 7,313 8.7% 6.4%
1998 85,156 78,043 7,113 8.4% 5.9%
1999 85,712 79,837 5,875 6.9% 5.3%
2000 93,071 87,362 5,709 6.1% 4.9%
2001 94,972 88,683 6,289 6.6% 5.5%
2002 97,098 89,857 7,241 7.5% 6.8%
2003 98,313 90,781 7,532 7.7% 6.9%
2004 97,416 90,228 7,188 7.4% 6.2%
2005 98,326 91,703 6,623 6.7% 5.4%
2006 99,910 93,712 6,198 6.2% 4.9%
2007 101,348 94,674 6,674 6.6% 5.3%
2008 102,869 94,144 8,725 8.5% 7.3%
2009 104,335 90,989 13,346 12.8% 11.5%
2010 102,713 88,098 14,615 14.2% 12.5%
2011 100,530 86,549 13,981 13.9% 11.9%
2012 100,812 88,363 12,449 12.3% 10.5%
2013 101,408 90,829 10,579 10.4% 9.0%
2014 101,057 92,215 8,842 8.7% 7.6%
2015 101,066 93,766 7,300 7.2% 6.3%
2016 101,648 94,909 6,739 6.6% 5.5%
2017 102,068 96,122 5,946 5.8% 4.8%
2018 101,820 96,640 5,180 5.1% 4.3%
2019 97,922 92,858 5,064 5.2% 4.2%
2020 92,604 84,095 8,509 9.2% 10.1%
2021 92,217 85,857 6,360 6.9% 7.3%
2022 91,978 87,878 4,100 4.5% 4.2%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com