Oroville, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oroville, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Oroville had a population of 1,679 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oroville: Oro.

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Oroville, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,679
Daytime Population: Workers 947
Daytime Population: Residents 959
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,906
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 1,671
Population in Familes 1,305
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 1,022
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $28,656
Average Household Income $42,549
Per Capita Income $17,789


Total Housing Units 807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 378 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 312 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $156,750
Average Home Value $215,435


Total Households 691
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 432
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.06% 0.07%
Households -0.14% 0.03%
Families -0.06% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.79%
Per Capita Income   3.38%

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, 2017 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 # 335 47th
Population Density # 292 54th
Diversity Index # 89 86th
Median Household Income # 624 1st
Per Capita Income # 590 6th

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