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Location & Climate

Butte County is located 60 miles north of Sacramento in California's agricultural heartland. Bordered by the Sacramento river on the west and the Sierra Nevada mountains on the east, Butte County is just a short drive from the major metropolitan areas of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay area. Butte County's idylic rural setting offers abundant opportunities to expanding and relocating businesses. 

Climate Facts

July average daytime high


January average daytime high


Annual average rainfall (in.)

29 in.

Annual average snowfall

0 in.

Elevation of County Seat (nearest 100)

200 ft.

Notes:1)Measurements are a 50-year average for the county seat. 2) 10 in. of snow equals approximately 1 in. of rain.
Source: Western Regional Climate Center