Butte Valley, California

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Butte Valley
census-designated place
Butte Valley is located in California
Butte Valley
Butte Valley
Position in California.
Coordinates: 39°39′32″N 121°37′52″W / 39.65889°N 121.63111°W / 39.65889; -121.63111Coordinates: 39°39′32″N 121°37′52″W / 39.65889°N 121.63111°W / 39.65889; -121.63111
Country  United States
State  California
County Butte
Area[1]
 • Total 18.301 sq mi (49.400 km2)
 • Land 18.290 sq mi (47.371 km2)
 • Water 0.011 sq mi (0.029 km2)  0.06%
Elevation[2] 351 ft (107 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 899
 • Density 49/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2612475
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Butte Valley, California

Butte Valley is a census-designated place named for a former settlement in Butte County, California, United States. It is located 5.5 miles (8.9 km) southeast of Chico.[3] A post office operated at Butte Valley from 1861 to 1871, when it was re-located to Durham.[3] Butte Valley sits at an elevation of 351 feet (107 m). The 2010 United States census reported Butte Valley's population is 899.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Butte Valley had a population of 899. The population density was 49.1 people per square mile (19.0/km²). The racial makeup of Butte Valley was 782 (87.0%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 19 (2.1%) Native American, 9 (1.0%) Asian, 1 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 42 (4.7%) from other races, and 46 (5.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 89 persons (9.9%).

The Census reported that 893 people (99.3% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 6 (0.7%) were institutionalized.

There were 339 households, out of which 101 (29.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 209 (61.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 28 (8.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 20 (5.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 16 (4.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 5 (1.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 55 households (16.2%) were made up of individuals and 18 (5.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63. There were 257 families (75.8% of all households); the average family size was 2.94.

The population was spread out with 187 people (20.8%) under the age of 18, 82 people (9.1%) aged 18 to 24, 163 people (18.1%) aged 25 to 44, 347 people (38.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 120 people (13.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.3 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

There were 371 housing units at an average density of 20.3 per square mile (7.8/km²), of which 289 (85.3%) were owner-occupied, and 50 (14.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 15.3%. 762 people (84.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 131 people (14.6%) lived in rental housing units.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files – Places – California". United States Census Bureau. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Butte Valley, California
  3. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 290. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Butte Valley CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014.