Oroville, CA

Population: 18,884 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Oroville has a Livability Score of 56/100, which is considered poor
  • Oroville crime rates are 36% higher than the California average
  • Cost of living in Oroville is 26% lower than the California average
  • Oroville real estate prices are 63% lower than the California average
  • Rental prices in Oroville are 40% lower than the California average

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      Crime is terrible
      Some nice places to visit like Riverbend,Table-Mountain,and Oroville huge Dam. The crime is bad alot of murders almost 10, oroville just arrested Fbi most wanted crinimal.
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      Crime Is Raising
      In oroville ,california the crime rate is probably the highest in 2019 there has been around 8-14 murders this year alone. I currently live in south side where my Mom's friend got stabbed to death on Thanksgiving.
      5 0
      Oroville, CA: A Town That Emerged From the Gold Rush
      Oroville is a small town with an interesting history. It was established during the Gold Rush. It's a laid-back place that you'll love if you're into outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. We're surrounded by mountains, rivers, and lakes. The scenery is gorgeous. It's my favorite reason to live here.

      My 2 favorite unique places to visit in Oroville are the Chinese Temple (now a museum, not an active worship place) and the great Mother Orange Tree which is more than 100 years old and miraculously survived a terrible frost some years ago. As far as the best natural attractions, Bald Rock is a place that overlooks our town on the mountain with a fantastic view. I love it there. We also have one of the highest falls in the US called Feather Falls. Table Mountain has beautiful wildflowers everywhere in the Spring.

      Its such a small town, there's not much employment, nightlife, etc. There are some decent restaurants in town, but nothing fancy. My favorite place to eat is Taqueria Estrella/They have great burritos. I also like Tong Fong Low, a Chinese restaurant that's been around since 1912.
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      Source: The Oroville, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).