Fun Fact #53
The first major mining settlement in the Oroville area was Bidwell Bar.

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Area: 1,639 square miles
Land Area Acres: 1,049,340
Elevation: 230 feet above sea level
Population: 203,171
People per square mile: 124
Butte County Per Capita Income: $21,401
Mean Household Income: $53,239
Median Household Income: $36,100
Average Cost of a New Home: $112,000 to $122,288
Average Monthly Rental: 2 bdrm apartment $525; 3 bdrm house $850
Average Commute Time: 15 minutes

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