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Oroville is a city in Butte County, in the Chico metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Spanish for "gold"

The latitude of Oroville is 39.513N. The longitude is -121.555W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 167 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,137.


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Median household income
Local
$21,911
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oroville demographic reports
Oroville is at the foot of the Sierra Nevada
Former and merged names include:
· Ophir City
The first settlers arrived on the Feather River in 1849

The local Chinatown once had a population of 10,000

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 145. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 10.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1976 movie, "The Outlaw Josey Wales"
Nearby parks & recreation: Clay Pit State Vehicular Recreation Area, Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, Freeman Bicycle Trail
Wildlife: Oroville Wildlife Area

Historic sites and museums: Pioneer Museum
Colleges and universities: Butte Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Oroville residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oroville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oroville was $12,345, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Oroville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Oroville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $780.


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Libraries in Oroville include Butte County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Oroville include Oroville Mercury-Register

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Butte County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oroville political report.

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The average commute time for Oroville workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Oroville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 6.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Oroville include Best Value Inn & Suites Oroville, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Motel 6, Sunset Inn.

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