Oroville, CA
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Oroville is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 16,260 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Oroville is the 344th largest community in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oroville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oroville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oroville who work in office and administrative support (13.99%), sales jobs (12.50%), and management occupations (9.91%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Oroville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.87 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Oroville with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.72% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Oroville in 2010 was $18,777, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,108 for a family of four. However, Oroville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oroville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Oroville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oroville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Oroville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.70% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oroville include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Oroville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Miao/Hmong and Spanish.