About Oroville

One of Northern California’s Best Kept Secrets 

Oroville, California, is situated in the upper Sacramento Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills, alongside the Feather River, and adjacent to Lake Oroville the third largest lake in the state. Oroville is the county seat of Butte County with a hospital service population approaching 80,000. Oroville is a central point for many types of year-round activities that include cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities. Oroville’s unique terrain and geographic area offers a wide variety of panoramic and photographic views with its year round Mediterranean growing climate. The greater Oroville area boasts a population of over 50,000 according to the most recent census. Oroville is strategically positioned off State Highway 70 with easy access to Sacramento, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and Reno, Nevada. 

With Oroville’s abundance of outdoor recreational attractions you will find yourself surrounded by amazing horseback riding, biking and hiking trails, cross-country skiing, fishing, camping, canoeing and kayaking the Feather River, and beautiful Lake Oroville  Great history, great schools, great fun on the water and much more combine to make Oroville, California, a wonderful place to live and work.


Location Travel Time Miles
Chico 28 minutes 23 miles
Sacramento 1 hour 19 minutes 69 miles
Redding 1 hour 40 minutes 94 miles
Napa 2 hours 16 minutes 124 miles
Tahoe 2 hours 26 minutes 123 miles
Reno 2 hours 42 minutes 141 miles
San Francisco 2 hours 47 minutes 151 miles
Ashland, OR 3 hours 53 minutes 227 miles
Los Angeles 7 hours 10 minutes 452 miles

For more information about our community visit:
www.cityoforoville.org       www.orovilleareachamber.net      

Oroville, California
Population (city limits):  15,546
Population (greater Oroville area):  52,906
Families:  61.9% of the population
Median Household Income:  $39,025
*According to the most recent 2010 Census Data.

Average Weather
July is one of the warmest months with average highs of 96° and lows of 62°.
January is one of the coolest months with average highs of 56° and lows of 38°. It also has the most maximum average precipitation of 5.69 in.
Yearly Oroville has on average 30.72 inches of precipitation.
*According to www.weather.com.


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