South Oroville, California

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Coordinates: 39°29′48″N 121°33′08″W / 39.49667°N 121.55222°W / 39.49667; -121.55222

South Oroville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Butte County, California, United States. The population was 7,695 at the 2000 census.

For all practical purposes, South Oroville is tied to Oroville proper. South Oroville contains a negligent amount of businesses, and all residents are depended on the commercial centers of Oroville, and sometimes Chico if they choose. In fact, there is no clear divide between South Oroville and the Oroville city limits. This also applies to Thermalito, Oroville East, and Palermo. Las Plumas High School is located in South Oroville, and most high school students go to school there.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,695 people, 2,491 households, and 1,771 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,716.4 people per square mile (663.2/km²). There were 2,731 housing units at an average density of 609.2/sq mi (235.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 69.06% White, 4.87% Black or African American, 3.98% Native American, 12.74% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.78% from other races, and 5.52% from two or more races. 9.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,491 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.60.

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