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.

Oroville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.60%), food service (11.25%), and sales jobs (11.18%).

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 10.19% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Oroville in 2010 was $18,175, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,700 for a family of four. However, Oroville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oroville is an extremely 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 12.58% 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.