Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area CA Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 227,414
Population in Households 222,087
Population in Familes 161,980
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,327
Population Density1 139
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 89,802
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 53,869
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 98,684 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50,578 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,224 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,882 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $259,717
Average Home Value $304,269


Median Household Income $43,884
Average Household Income $60,996
Per Capita Income $24,801
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.66%
Households 0.39% 0.6%
Families 0.4% 0.6%
Median Household Income   -0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.