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Oroville, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Oroville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Okanogan County at latitude 48.9456 and longitude -119.4272. Okanogan County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 938 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Oroville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Oroville, Washington.

The P1 Census Class Code for Oroville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Oroville, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,774
Population in Households 1,767
Population in Familes 1,379
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,079
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 738
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 460
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 405 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 334 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $171,233
Average Home Value $265,718


Median Household Income $27,130
Average Household Income $34,152
Per Capita Income $14,403
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.2% 0.93%
Households 1.32% 1.09%
Families 1.38% 0.98%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
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 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 327 48th
Population Density1 # 276 56th
Diversity Index2 # 99 84th
Median Household Income # 624 1st
Per Capita Income # 594 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.