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Welcome to Butte County ...

Time Zone: Butte County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Oroville is the Seat for Butte County.

Butte County is one of the original counties of California and was founded in 1850.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Butte had a population of 218,726 people. This is a decrease of 0.58% since the last Census (which gave a population of 220,000 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Butte represented 0.59% of the total population of California.

Below are some of the communities located in Butte County:

  • Bigg's
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bigg's
    • Bigg's is located in Butte County (CA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,025 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bigg's <2>
  • Chico
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chico
    • Chico is located in Butte County (CA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,867 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chico <2>
  • Gridley
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gridley
    • Gridley is located in Butte County (CA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,397 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gridley <2>
  • Oroville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Paradise
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)

Websites of Interest ...

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.





 

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