Chico Population By Year

Population Graph For Chico, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2023 101,301 326 -0.4%
2022 101,758 322 -0.6%
2021 102,338 313 0.2%
2020 102,177 313 1.7%
2010 86,187 347 1.1%
2000 77,093 361 5.7%
1990 44,328 604

Chico Population Facts

What is the current population of Chico?

Based on the latest 2024 data from the US census, the current population of Chico is 101,301. Chico, California is the 326th largest city in the US.

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.

What was the peak population of Chico?

The peak population of Chico was in 2020, when its population was 102,177. In 2020, Chico was the 313th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 326th largest city in the US. Chico is currently 0.9% smaller than it was in 2020.

How quickly is Chico growing?

Chico has grown 31.4% since the 2000. Chico, California's growth is about average. 41% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Chico, California?

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

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
315 Rialto 103,391 11.4%
316 El Cajon 102,991 8.3%
317 Inglewood 102,865 -8.7%
318 Burbank 102,755 2.2%
320 Vacaville 102,526 14.6%
325 San Mateo 101,327 9.2%
326 Chico 101,301 31.4%
332 Hesperia 100,633 59.6%
335 Daly City 99,833 -3.6%
339 Vista 98,344 9.3%
342 Norwalk 98,078 -6.2%
343 Tracy 98,010 68.8%
359 San Marcos 94,188 68.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
320 Vacaville, California 102,526 14.6%
321 Carmel, Indiana 102,296 90.9%
322 Palm Coast, Florida 102,113 207.6%
323 Fayetteville, Arkansas 101,680 71.2%
324 Quincy, Massachusetts 101,597 14.9%
325 San Mateo, California 101,327 9.2%
326 Chico, California 101,301 31.4%
327 Lynn, Massachusetts 101,241 13.4%
328 Albany, New York 101,228 7.0%
329 Yuma, Arizona 100,858 27.5%
330 New Bedford, Massachusetts 100,695 7.2%
331 Suffolk, Virginia 100,659 56.7%
332 Hesperia, California 100,633 59.6%

Chico Demographics

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

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

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.


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