Oroville, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oroville, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Oroville had a population of 1,737 as of July 1, 2016. Oroville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oroville is located at latitude 48.9456 and longitude -119.4272 in Okanogan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oroville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Okanogan County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 938 feet.

The City of Oroville (GNIS ID: 2411338) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Oroville is located within Oroville Division of Okanogan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oroville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oroville: Oro.

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Oroville, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,737
Population in Households 1,730
Population in Familes 1,355
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,057
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 721
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 451
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 847 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 396 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 325 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $147,312
Average Home Value $198,043


Median Household Income $26,392
Average Household Income $39,212
Per Capita Income $16,547
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.31%
Households 0.52% 0.3%
Families 0.62% 0.26%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oroville, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oroville to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 328 48th
Population Density1 # 279 56th
Diversity Index2 # 90 86th
Median Household Income # 624 1st
Per Capita Income # 594 5th

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