About Butte County
Butte County has the largest urban population in California North of Sacramento with approximately 220,500 residents.
The estimated gross value of agricultural production in Butte County in 2010 totaled $622,414,000. Fruit and nut crops lead in value at over $371 million followed by field crops at over $198 million.
Production of the top five crops; rice, walnuts, almonds, dried plums, and nursery stock accounts for 86 percent of the total gross value.
Butte County is second statewide in rice, walnut, prune, kiwifruit, and pecan acreage.