Chico, California 

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Population

90,660

+6.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.8%

Median Income

$42,334

Median Home Price

$365,800

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.

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

Local Listings in Chico
 $355,000 
2366 Holly Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1393 SqFt
 $298,680 
1131 Hobart St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1064 SqFt
 $329,000 
18 Benton Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1374 SqFt

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

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: California
County: Butte County
Metro Area: Chico Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat 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 3.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). 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
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Chico, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Butte county voted Republican in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Chico's population is 90,660 people. Since 2010, 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 $365,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.9%. 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. More Education


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Housing Market in Chico

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Reviews for Chico   24 Reviews
Its not safe here anymore!! - 7/21/2019
I've lived here my whole life and I'm currently planning on moving to another state. Chico is not a safe place. Especially for a woman who is out by herself... Read More

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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

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


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95926 95928 95973

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NEW LISTINGS IN CHICO
$355,000
2366 Holly Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$298,680
1131 Hobart St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$329,000
18 Benton Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$349,000
12 Garden Park Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$479,000
1 Via Flora Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$479,000
815 Sheridan Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$540,000
920 Bruce Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 2

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