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Butte County, CA
The county was named for the Sutter Buttes, which were within this county's boundaries until the later formation of Sutter County

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Butte County is one of 58 counties in California.

The county is in the Chico metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 212,968. This was an increase of  4.82% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$31,924
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Butte County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Butte County was $23,944. This was an increase of 21.8% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 77% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Oroville
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 2 in production of rice; 4 in production of plums and prunes; 10 in production of peaches
(1997 Census of Agriculture)

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15% of Butte County residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Butte County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Butte County include Centerville Cemetery, Chico Cemetery, Clear Creek Cemetery, Cohasset Cemetery, Coutolenc Cemetery, Durham Cemetery, Forest Ranch Cemetery, Glen Oaks Memorial Park Cemetery, Gridley-Biggs Cemetery, Honcut Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Butte County include Bangor, Berry Creek, Biggs, Chico, Clipper Mills, Concow, Durham, Feather Falls, Forbestown, Forest Ranch ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Butte County include Butte College, California State University - Chico ... View colleges

School districts in Butte County include Bangor Union Elementary, Biggs Unified, Chico Unified, Durham Unified, Feather Falls Union Elementary, Golden Feather Union Elementary, Gridley Unified, Manzanita Elementary, Oroville City Elementary, Oroville Union High ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Butte County include Biggs Branch, Butte County Library, Chico Branch, Durham Branch, Gridley Branch, Paradise Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Butte County include Chico Enterprise-Record, Oroville Mercury-Register, Paradise Post ... View newspapers

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Politics

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

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Travel

Airports in Butte County include Chico Municipal

Hotels in Butte County include Best Value Inn & Suites Oroville, Best Western, Budget Inn, Comfort Inn, Comfort Inn, Courtyard Chico, Days Inn, Days Inn, Heritage Inn Express Chico, Holiday Inn Hotels ... More hotels

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