Chico, California 

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Population

90,316

125% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.0%

Median Income

$42,334

Avg. Home Price

$322,600

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.
Pros
-Some college-town amenities
-Mild winters
-Nearby mountains
Cons
-Isolation
-High unemployment
-Low ethnic diversity

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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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: California
County: Butte County
Metro Area: Chico Metro Area
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 6.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chico jobs have increased by 1.45%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chico's cost of living is 18.70% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Chico's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Chico's population is 90,316 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 125.35%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chico is $322,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.34%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Chico

It's a good time to buy in Chico. Home Appreciation is up 6.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Chico Real Estate.

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Reviews for Chico   23 Reviews
Chico - 2/11/2017
Hi, I was wondering if anyone who lives in/is familiar with Chico could give me some suggestions for safe areas of the town to rent an apartment. By safe I mean: Safe... Read More

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Petty Crime Rampant/ Little Help from Police - 9/13/2016
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,... Read More

The Weather Is Great! - 3/13/2012
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95926 95928 95973
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