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Pros

-Some college-town amenities
-Mild winters
-Nearby mountains

Cons

-Isolation
-High unemployment
-Low ethnic diversity


What Bert Has To Say About Chico Metro Area


Chico is home to a major campus of the California State University and a variety of agricultural activities. Nearby mountains, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and Lake Almanor offer outdoor recreation. “Chico State” as the school is known locally brings a few college amenities to the area but it falls short of description as a classic college town. While summers can be unbearably hot and dry, winters are pleasant and many outdoor activities can be pursued throughout the year.


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Quick Facts About Chico


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Chico is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chico jobs have Increased by 1.45 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Chico's cost of living is 18.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Chico's population is 90,316 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 125.35 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Chico is $289,400. Home appreciation the last year has been -14.73 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Chico public schools spend $9,313 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.5 students per teacher in Chico.

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  9/13/2016
Petty Crime Rampant/ Little Help from Police

I am a retired Chico State professor and have witnessed a marked deterioration in public safety, particularly in recent years. My beautiful home has been vandalized,...

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  3/13/2012
The Weather Is Great!

The weather here in Chico is...

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  3/7/2012
College Town

Every Fall a new crop of college students arrive and keep this small town thriving. Always fun and always...

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