Oroville, Washington

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Oroville is a city in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,653 at the 2000 census.



Oroville is located at 48°56′19″N 119°26′6″W / 48.93861°N 119.435°W / 48.93861; -119.435 (48.938508, -119.434903).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.80% is water.

Oroville is located 4 miles south of the Canadian border, and features an official crossing into Osoyoos, British Columbia.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,653 people, 691 households, and 433 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,336.5 people per square mile (514.7/km²). There were 794 housing units at an average density of 642.0/sq mi (247.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.34% White, 0.12% African American, 4.23% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 9.32% from other races, and 3.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.06% of the population.

There were 691 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

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