What is the current population of Chico?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Chico is 102,338. Chico, California is the 313th largest city in the US.

Chico Geography [top]

What county is Chico, California in?

Chico is located entirely in Butte County.

What is the size of Chico, California in square miles?

Chico has an area of 32.9 square miles.

Chico Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Chico?

The current population of Chico (102,338) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Chico growing?

Chico has grown 32.7% since the 2000. Chico, California is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 64% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

What is the population density of Chico, California?

Chico has a population density of 2,617.8 people per square mile.

Chico Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Chico, California?

The total voting age population of Chico, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 72,796. The voting age population is 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

What percentage of Chico, California residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 13.0% of the residents of Chico are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Chico, California?

The racial demographics of Chico are 82.0% White, 5.1% Other, 5.1% Two or more races, 4.7% Asian, 2.1% Black, 0.6% American Indian and 0.4% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 18.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Chico, California residents are below the poverty line?

In Chico, 23.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 18.4%. On a per-household basis, 12.3% of families are below the poverty line in Chico.

What percentage of Chico, California residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 65.0% of Chico residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Chico, California residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 92.5% of Chico residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 37.4% have a bachelor's degree and 13.1% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Chico, California residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Chico residents aged 5 and older, 16.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 10.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.3% speak an Asian language.

Chico Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Chico, California?

The unemployment rate in Chico is 8.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Chico, California residents work for the government?

In Chico, 17.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Chico, California?

The median household income in Chico is $53,324.

Chico Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Chico, California?

In Chico, 44.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Chico, California?

Renters occupy 55.3% of housing units in Chico.

What percentage of Chico, California housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Chico, 7.2% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Chico, California housing units were built after 2000?

In Chico, 18.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 7,300 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Chico, California?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Chico is $1,100.

What percentage of households in Chico, California have broadband internet?

In Chico, 88.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Chico Population By Year

Population Graph For Chico
Year Population Rank in US
2021 102,338 313
2020 102,177 313
2019 103,301 301
2018 94,776 337
2017 93,293 344
2016 91,567 347
2015 90,316 350
2014 89,180 349
2013 88,077 350
2012 87,714 349
2011 86,831 347
2010 86,187 347
2000 77,093 361
1990 44,328 604

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
303 Inglewood, California 105,181 -6.6%
304 Renton, Washington 105,179 104.2%
305 Davie, Florida 104,882 27.5%
306 Rialto, California 104,394 12.4%
307 Boulder, Colorado 104,175 10.1%
308 South Bend, Indiana 103,353 -4.6%
309 Vacaville, California 103,078 15.2%
310 Wichita Falls, Texas 102,988 -1.0%
311 Lee's Summit, Missouri 102,781 44.7%
312 Edinburg, Texas 102,483 109.4%
313 Chico, California 102,338 32.7%
314 San Mateo, California 102,200 10.2%
315 Bend, Oregon 102,059 93.9%
316 Goodyear, Arizona 101,733 418.0%
317 Buckeye, Arizona 101,315 938.3%
318 Daly City, California 101,243 -2.2%
319 Fishers, Indiana 101,171 159.1%
320 Quincy, Massachusetts 101,119 14.4%
321 Davenport, Iowa 101,009 2.8%
322 Hesperia, California 100,971 60.1%
323 New Bedford, Massachusetts 100,941 7.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
119 Oxnard 201,879 17.6%
129 Huntington Beach 196,652 3.4%
133 Glendale 192,366 -1.5%
145 Elk Grove 178,997 119.1%
146 Ontario 177,963 12.1%
149 Santa Rosa 176,938 18.5%
150 Rancho Cucamonga 175,142 35.6%
152 Oceanside 172,982 6.8%
154 Garden Grove 170,488 3.0%
155 Lancaster 170,150 42.8%
159 Palmdale 165,761 41.0%
160 Salinas 162,791 13.4%
161 Hayward 159,827 13.3%
162 Corona 159,743 23.8%
171 Sunnyvale 152,258 15.4%
173 Roseville 151,901 86.8%
175 Escondido 150,665 12.1%
182 Pomona 148,338 0.1%
190 Torrance 143,600 3.8%
192 Visalia 142,978 49.5%
194 Fullerton 141,874 12.1%
202 Orange 137,264 5.6%
205 Victorville 135,950 110.6%
206 Pasadena 135,732 0.8%
217 Santa Clara 127,151 24.1%
221 Simi Valley 125,975 12.5%
225 Thousand Oaks 125,754 7.0%
227 Vallejo 124,886 6.4%
228 Concord 124,074 1.4%
231 Clovis 122,989 75.9%
239 Fairfield 119,705 23.6%
244 Berkeley 117,145 13.7%
251 Richmond 115,639 16.0%
255 Carlsbad 115,302 45.1%
256 Antioch 114,794 25.3%
265 Murrieta 112,991 118.1%
273 Downey 111,645 3.8%
276 Temecula 110,846 61.3%
278 Costa Mesa 110,750 1.1%
279 San Buenaventura (Ventura) 109,925 8.5%
281 Santa Maria 109,711 40.5%
289 West Covina 107,017 1.6%
292 Jurupa Valley 106,941
293 El Monte 106,907 -8.0%
296 Menifee 106,401 148.7%
301 El Cajon 105,432 10.8%
302 Burbank 105,401 4.9%
303 Inglewood 105,181 -6.6%
306 Rialto 104,394 12.4%
309 Vacaville 103,078 15.2%
313 Chico 102,338 32.7%
314 San Mateo 102,200 10.2%
318 Daly City 101,243 -2.2%
322 Hesperia 100,971 60.1%
328 Norwalk 100,373 -4.0%
335 Vista 98,655 9.6%
346 Tracy 95,387 64.3%
351 San Marcos 94,926 69.9%
360 Compton 93,597 0.0%
361 Carson 93,535 3.9%
362 Redding 93,462 14.8%
364 Chino 92,975 32.7%
367 Mission Viejo 92,449 -1.2%
373 South Gate 91,154 -5.5%
375 Santa Monica 91,105 7.9%
379 Hemet 90,436 52.2%
380 Indio 90,416 79.6%
381 Westminster 90,195 2.2%
384 Merced 89,308 38.1%
387 San Leandro 88,868 11.4%
391 Santa Barbara 88,255 -1.4%
395 Citrus Heights 87,402 2.3%
396 San Ramon 86,947 93.5%
399 Livermore 86,803 17.3%
406 Hawthorne 86,091 2.2%
407 Manteca 85,792 70.1%
408 Lake Forest 85,742 12.7%
413 Whittier 85,311 1.7%
415 Newport Beach 84,792 7.2%
422 Buena Park 83,011 6.3%
429 Redwood City 81,643 8.2%
431 Mountain View 81,516 15.3%
433 Folsom 81,224 54.0%
434 Alhambra 81,211 -4.6%
439 Lakewood 80,611 1.4%
441 Rancho Cordova 80,413 49.6%
448 Perris 79,835 119.3%
454 Tustin 79,430 17.3%
456 Upland 79,274 15.1%
457 Milpitas 79,066 25.8%
460 Napa 78,818 8.1%
462 Chino Hills 78,665 16.7%
465 Pleasanton 78,252 21.7%
467 Bellflower 77,408 6.0%
476 Pittsburg 76,544 33.8%
477 Alameda 76,362 5.3%
480 Apple Valley 76,224 39.6%
503 Redlands 73,288 14.5%
505 Rocklin 72,975 95.9%
508 Turlock 72,682 27.6%
514 Dublin 71,674 133.8%
516 Lake Elsinore 71,563 144.4%
518 Eastvale 71,375
527 Camarillo 70,858 23.2%
531 Tulare 70,733 54.1%
533 Baldwin Park 70,629 -7.0%
538 Redondo Beach 69,781 9.8%
539 Walnut Creek 69,695 7.8%
542 Yuba City 69,536 36.0%
549 Union City 68,681 1.7%
555 Yorba Linda 67,989 15.0%
556 Madera 67,944 55.5%
562 Lodi 67,021 16.5%
568 Davis 66,799 12.9%
569 Palo Alto 66,680 13.8%
581 Lynwood 65,505 -6.3%
590 Brentwood 64,870 162.2%
593 South San Francisco 64,251 5.9%
594 Laguna Niguel 64,239 2.1%
600 San Clemente 63,896 26.3%
612 Porterville 62,742 36.5%
614 La Habra 62,609 5.2%
622 Santa Cruz 61,950 10.9%
625 Encinitas 61,762 6.1%
628 Woodland 61,398 23.4%
629 Montebello 61,204 -1.6%
634 San Rafael 60,769 8.2%
635 Pico Rivera 60,764 -4.3%
636 La Mesa 60,721 10.7%
647 Santee 59,703 12.5%
648 Gardena 59,702 3.0%
650 Monterey Park 59,667 -0.8%
657 Petaluma 59,403 8.3%
670 Cupertino 58,622 11.3%
672 Hanford 58,496 39.4%
680 Gilroy 58,101 39.3%
692 Highland 57,159 27.4%
698 Fountain Valley 56,495 2.6%
700 National City 55,912 2.9%
717 Arcadia 55,345 4.0%
720 San Jacinto 55,290 131.3%
721 Beaumont 55,280 384.1%
730 Yucaipa 54,739 32.1%
735 Colton 54,285 12.9%
741 Diamond Bar 53,857 -4.4%
743 Huntington Park 53,644 -12.6%
744 West Sacramento 53,637 67.3%
757 Novato 52,708 10.2%
758 Paramount 52,506 -5.1%
762 Cathedral City 52,220 21.5%
764 Delano 52,173 31.2%
765 Watsonville 52,067 11.8%
768 Aliso Viejo 51,824 29.5%
773 Glendora 51,569 4.1%
774 Palm Desert 51,541 15.5%
778 Placentia 51,274 9.8%

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