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Butte County, CA&

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0.59% growth
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Median Household Income
2.12% growth
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1.8% growth
Median Property Value
3.07% growth


The economy of Butte County, CA employs 91,019 people. The economy of Butte County, CA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 2.98; 1.35; and 1.34 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Butte County, CA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (16,466), Retail trade (12,012), and Educational Services (9,179), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,442), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($59,432), and Finance & Insurance ($38,978).

Median household income in Butte County, CA is $44,366. Males in Butte County, CA have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,697. The income inequality of Butte County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.507 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Butte County, CA. In Butte County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 64 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,553. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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Butte County, CA is home to a population of 223,877 people, from which 96.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Butte County, CA is composed of 164,398 White residents (73.4%), 34,503 Hispanic residents (15.4%), 9,927 Two+ residents (4.43%), 9,497 Asian residents (4.24%), and 3,279 Black residents (1.46%). The most common foreign languages in Butte County, CA are Spanish (17,595 speakers), Hmong (3,778 speakers), and Chinese (825 speakers), but compared to other places, Butte County, CA has a relative high number of Hmong (3,778 speakers), Laotian (227 speakers), and German (751 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Butte County, CA awarded 6,635 degrees. The student population of Butte County, CA is skewed towards females, with 3,005 male students and 3,630 female students. Most students in Butte County, CA are White (4,046 and 61%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,143 and 17.2%), Unknown (476 and 7.17%), and Asian (392 and 5.91%). The largest universities in Butte County, CA by number of graduates are California State University-Chico (3,976 and 59.9%), Butte College (2,659 and 40.1%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Butte County, CA are General Business Administration & Management (573 and 8.64%), General Psychology (235 and 3.54%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (151 and 2.28%). The median tuition costs in Butte County, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Butte County, CA is $228,500, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $221,700 to $228,500, a 3.07% increase. The homeownership rate of Butte County, CA is 58.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Butte County, CA have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Butte County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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