Butte County


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Butte County, Idaho

248 W Grand Ave PO Box 737
Arco, ID 83213
Phone: (208) 527-3021
Fax: (208) 527-3295

In east-central ID, west of Idaho Falls; organized Feb 6, 1917 from Bingham, Blaine, and Jefferson counties. Name Origin: For the landmark buttes rising from the Snake River plains

Area (sq mi):: 2233.59 (land 2232.85; water 0.74) Population per square mile: 1.30
Population 2005: 2,808 State rank: 42 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.10%; 1990-2000 -0.70% Population 2000: 2,899 (White 93.30%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 4.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 4.90%). Foreign born: 3.90%. Median age: 38.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,948; median household $30,473; Population below poverty level: 18.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,611-$21,430
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.50% Median travel time to work: 22.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Butte County, South Dakota

PO Box 250
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
Phone: (605) 892-2516
Fax: (605) 892-2836

On the central western border of SD; organized Mar 2, 1883 (prior to statehood) from Harding County. Name Origin: For nearby buttes (flat-topped mounds or mountains)

Area (sq mi):: 2266.36 (land 2248.51; water 17.84) Population per square mile: 4.10
Population 2005: 9,326 State rank: 19 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 14.90% Population 2000: 9,094 (White 94.10%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 2.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 4.10%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $13,997; median household $29,040; Population below poverty level: 12.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,403-$21,736
Unemployment (2004): 3.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.60% Median travel time to work: 18.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Butte County, California

25 County Center Dr
Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: (530) 538-7691
Fax: (530) 538-7975
www.buttecounty.net

In N central CA; original county; organized Feb 18, 1850 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Sutter Buttes of the Sacramento Valley, or the Butte River, which flows through the county

Area (sq mi):: 1677.11 (land 1639.49; water 37.62) Population per square mile: 130.60
Population 2005: 214,185 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 5.40%; 1990-2000 11.60% Population 2000: 203,171 (White 80.00%; Black or African American 1.40%; Hispanic or Latino 10.50%; Asian 3.30%; Other 10.70%). Foreign born: 7.70%. Median age: 35.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,517; median household $31,924; Population below poverty level: 19.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,428-$23,799
Unemployment (2004): 7.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 20.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Chico (70,204)
  • Paradise (26,671)

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    More than 400 miles (644 km) to the north, the so-called Ponderosa Fire has burned 4,000 acres, or 1,620 hectares, and destroyed 32 homes in Butte County since it started on Tuesday, prompting evacuation orders to residents of about 500 homes.
    Likewise, over 300 homes were evacuated after a fire broke out in Butte County in Northern California on Friday, and reportedly destroyed 2,700 acres of land.
    In northern California, a Butte County wildfire swept through grassy foothills and destroyed 10 structures, including homes, and led to several minor injuries.
    Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said officials ordered for the water being released from the dam to be doubled to 100,000 cubic feet per second in an attempt to drain the dam more rapidly and prevent further erosion.
    You are a true winner by participating, and taking 3rd place in the most recognized contest in Butte County," said Laura Golino, Senior Advertising Consultant for the CN&R.
    In 1998, concerns over wildfires in Butte County brought a group of interested parties together and Nader was named chair of the new council there.
    The city is located 90 miles north of Sacramento and 174 miles northeast of San Francisco and is the major retail, recreational, educational, financial, and commerce center for Butte County and the surrounding area.
    The series, a partnership between the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting, where Schoch is a senior writer, and the Chico Enterprise-Record, examined the effects of wood-burning stoves and fireplaces on the air in Butte County, California.
    Cathi Grams, Welfare Director and Public Guardian/Public Administrator, Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services, Calif.
    That year, Moran won a Lions Club speech contest, was crowned queen of the Butte County Fair--and enchanted a Warner Brothers scout at an Elks picnic.
    About 30 lightning sparked wildfires in Butte County, where Paradise and Concow are located, have charred 47,000 acres in recent weeks and was about 40 per cent contained, officials said.