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


-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.


Quick Facts About Chico

    The unemployment rate in Chico is 8.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chico jobs have Increased by 1.06 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Chico's cost of living is 22.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Chico's population is 86,391 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.40 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Chico is $257,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 10.30 percent.
    Chico public schools spend $11,245 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 21 students per teacher in Chico.

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re: Great place to grow up... - 7/28/2009
If you like shootings and stabbings then Chico is your kind of city. Not so good since the housing boom when the gangs moved here. My house has been broken into twice in... (read more)
Awesome Family Town!
I'm from the Central Coast and always considered Chico a party town. I was surprised when we moved here three years ago to find an awesome family town. Great parks,... (read more)
Chico totally not the same
I just went to Chico a couple weeks ago and spent a couple days there. I went to college there in the late 80's and even though, that was quite some time ago...the place... (read more)
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