The City of Oroville California is located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills within the Northern Sacramento Valley of Butte County, which is located about sixty miles north of Sacramento. The City has a population of 25,558 and consists of an emerging group of retirees and new families with an average household size of 2.5 persons; seventy percent of Oroville's population is over18 years of age. The Greater Oroville Region has a population of 55,000+Oroville’s historic downtown has museums, antique stores, restaurants, and specialty shops. Oroville is best known for its abundance of recreational opportunities. Lake Oroville, which was created by the construction of the Oroville Dam, is one of the recreational gems of California.