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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 2009, <1> Butte had a population of 220,577 people. This is an increase of 8.57% since the last Census (which gave a population of 203,171 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Butte represented 0.6% of the total population of California, making it the state's 27th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010220,000+8.28%-0.26% since 2009
2009220,577+8.57%+0.49% since 2008
2008219,503+8.04%+0.81% since 2007
2000203,171The Last Census

More information can be found on the Butte County Census Page for Butte County.


Below are some of the communities located in Butte County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Butte County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Chico   84,88059,95441.58% increase  
Paradise   26,44826,4080.15% increase  
Oroville   14,66013,00412.73% increase  
Gridley   6,4385,38219.62% increase  
Bigg's   1,8151,7931.23% increase  

Websites for Butte County

Official Website:   www.buttecounty.net/

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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 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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