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Chico, California - Basic Facts

The City of Chico had a population of 92,458 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Chico is located at latitude 39.7554 and longitude -121.8184 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chico (see map below) encompass a land area of 32.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 197 feet.

The City of Chico (GNIS ID: 2409447) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Chico is located within Chico CCD of Butte County.


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Chico, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 92,458
Population in Households 89,076
Population in Familes 56,928
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,382
Population Density2 2,808
Diversity Index3 57
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,604
Average Household Income $66,759
Per Capita Income $27,795

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 39,243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,147 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,815 (53.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,281 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $343,986
Average Home Value $397,873
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 36,962
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 18,802
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.85% 0.83%
Households 0.73% 0.79%
Families 0.91% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Chico, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chico to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 86 94th
Population Density # 497 67th
Diversity Index # 897 41st
Median Household Income # 1114 27th
Per Capita Income # 887 42nd

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