Chico, California 

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Population

102,867

+6.5% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Income

$42,334

Median Home Price

$424,500

Median Age

29.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.1 / 7.1

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Chico, California

Small town/College town - Northern California, northeastern portion of the Central Valley at the foot of the Sierra range.. May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Chico, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Chico, CA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: California
County: Butte County
Metro Area: Chico Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Chico
Zip Codes: 95926 95928 95973
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 230 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Chico is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chico jobs have increased by 2.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chico's cost of living is 17.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Chico's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Butte county flipped narrowly Democratic, 49.5% to 47.6%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Chico's population is 102,867 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chico is Real Estate: $424,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.9%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Chico

It's a good time to buy in Chico. Home Appreciation is up 12.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Chico is $424,500.

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Reviews for Chico   28 Reviews
Used to be nice, now it's a S hole - 5/4/2021
I'm from Monterey, CA. I worked a large project for the Department of Agriculture here in Chico region in 2010 and really liked the community. Since the Camp Fire the... Read More

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Chico is not safe(or cheap) - 10/19/2020
I have lived in the neighboring city of Paradise most of my life which is 15 minutes drive from Chico. I've worked in Chico for many years and we would come to Chico... Read More

Take Chico off your shortlist. - 6/15/2020
The city council is off the rails. What was once a wonderful hidden gem of a city is now going the way of criminals, druggies and transients. The PD is grossly... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN CHICO, CALIFORNIA
95926 95928 95973

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