Economic Development

Experience the Butte County Advantage: Butte County, California is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. The County is committed to protecting and enhancing agriculture as the backbone of the local economy and for the open spaces that make Butte County a beautiful place to live and work.


The demographic and economic information presented below provides a snapshot of Butte County.

Population: 222,564
Population under 18: 45,422 or 20.4%
Population 18-64: 140,323 or 63%
Population over 64: 36,819 or 16.5%

Median Age: 36.8

Workforce: 103,600
Employed: 97,700
Unemployment Rate: 5.6%
Average Commute Time: 20.1 minutes

Median Household Income: $43,444
Per Capita Income: $24,259
Families at or Below Poverty Level: 21%

Median Home Price: $209,500

Educational Attainment (Over 25 Years Old)
Less than High School: 12%
High School Graduate: 22.6%
Some College: 29.6%
Associates Degree: 9.9%
Bachelor's Degree: 17.5%
Graduate or Higher: 8.3%

Income and Wages
Average Hourly Wage (All Occupations): $20.89
Average Hourly Management Wage: $45.25
Average Hourly Manufacturing Wage: $16.93
Average Hourly Office and Admin Hourly Wage: $16.74


Katie Simmons
Deputy Administrative Officer
Economic and Community Development

 Location and Hours

Economic Development
25 County Center Drive
Suite 200
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm
Excludes Holidays

Get In Touch

Katie Simmons
Deputy Administrative Officer
Economic and Community Development

25 County Center Dr. Ste. 213, Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: 530.552.3338 | Email:

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