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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Housing
    D
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B-
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    C
  7. Weather
    A-
  8. Cost of Living
    D+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    A
Butte County is located in California with a population of 227,075. In Butte County, most residents own their homes. In Butte County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Butte County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Butte County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$248,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,016
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Butte County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    344.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    85.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    78.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    656.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,636.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    482.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Butte County

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,443
National
$55,322

Butte County Reviews

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I currently live in Butte County in a safe, quiet community. I wish there were more shopping centers and entertainment nearby.
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I live in a pretty small community, but it's great. The people are super friendly and welcoming, the area is beautiful, and it's close to Chico, so there's plenty of good restaurants and a movie theatre close by. I would absolutely choose to live here if I had to choose over again!
This is a nice area that has a comfortable friendly atmosphere and is a beautiful place to live. There is a nice balance of nature and urban areas, as well as a great diversity in gender, age, religion, and many other things. I have lived in a town with under 3,000 people and a city with over 100,000, and this place offers a nice feel of both city life and the coziness of a smaller town.