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Oroville, Washington

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Oroville is a city located in Okanogan County, Washington. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,653.

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History

Oroville was first known as Ragtown back in 1857.

In 1892 they changed the name from Ragtown to Oro.

In 1909 the town name had added "ville" or in Spanish it meant the "City of Gold".

Oroville was officially incorporated on August 7, 1908.

Geography

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Location of Oroville, Washington

Oroville is located at 48°56'19" North, 119°26'6" West (48.938508, -119.434903)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 km² (1.2 mi²). 3.2 km² (1.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.80% is water.

Oroville is located immediately south of the Canadian border, and features a crossing into Osoyoos, British Columbia.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 1,653 people, 691 households, and 433 families residing in the city. The population density is 514.7/km² (1,336.5/mi²). There are 794 housing units at an average density of 247.2/km² (642.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 82.34% White, 0.12% African American, 4.23% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 9.32% from other races, and 3.39% from two or more races. 17.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 691 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% are married couples living together, 13.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% are non-families. 32.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 2.99.

In the city the population is spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $22,301, and the median income for a family is $30,114. Males have a median income of $25,833 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,220. 28.9% of the population and 22.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 37.0% of those under the age of 18 and 19.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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