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-Nearby mountains
-Mild winters
-Diverse economy


-High home prices
-Low educational attainment
-Arts & culture

What Bert Has To Say About Madera Metro Area

Madera means “lumber” in Spanish. However, you won’t find many naturally-occurring trees nor much of a timber industry in this mostly agricultural San Joaquin Valley town. It is located smack in the center of California’s broad, flat, agricultural Central Valley. The name dates back to the 1870’s when loggers built a flume to bring logs from the vast Sierras to the east to a railroad loading point.

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Quick Facts About Chowchilla

    The unemployment rate in Chowchilla is 9.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Chowchilla jobs have Decreased by 1.82 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Chowchilla's cost of living is 1.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Chowchilla's population is 18,510 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 212.14 percent.
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Chowchilla is $175,400. Home appreciation the last year has been -33.21 percent.
    Chowchilla public schools spend $7,255 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24.6 students per teacher in Chowchilla.

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