Chico, California Population 2024

103,573

Chico is a city located in Butte County California. Chico has a 2024 population of 103,573. Chico is currently growing at a rate of 1.11% annually and its population has increased by 1.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 102,135 in 2020.

The average household income in Chico is $89,522 with a poverty rate of 22.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chico is 30.4 years, 29.6 years for males, and 31.7 years for females.

Chico Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chico was:

  • White: 75.08%
  • Two or more races: 10.07%
  • Other race: 6.23%
  • Asian: 5.22%
  • Black or African American: 2.07%
  • Native American: 0.84%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.48%
Land Area (mi²)
33.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,095.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.41% (1,438)
The current population of Chico, California is 103,573 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 102,135.

Chico, California Population 2024

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Chico Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White77,17275.08%
Two or more races10,35510.07%
Other race6,4086.23%
Asian5,3685.22%
Black or African American2,1312.07%
Native American8650.84%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander4910.48%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chico Population by Race

Chico Population Pyramid 2024

Chico Median Age

30.4

Total

29.6

Male

31.7

Female

Chico Adults

There are 83,591 adults, (13,906 of whom are seniors) in Chico.

Chico Age Dependency

47.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Chico Sex Ratio

Female52,32950.91%
Male50,46149.09%

Chico Population by Age

Chico Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All41,4542.3944.155.9
Non Family20,5881.6627.772.3
Married13,6193.1574.425.6
Female4,6093.1236.263.8
Male2,6382.8730.269.8
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2.98

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

44.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chico Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chico Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 99.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 44.8%.

Chico Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,989

Average Earnings

$48,564

Average Male

$40,646

Average Female

Chico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chico Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chico Language

82.99% of Chico residents speak only English, while 17.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.03% of the population.

Chico Language

Chico Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White68,05413,62220.02%
Hispanic18,8014,76225.33%
Multiple10,0682,32723.11%
Other6,1101,63226.71%
Asian5,0291,51530.13%
Black1,9661,05853.81%
Native85915117.58%
Islander49114329.12%
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22.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.84%

Male Poverty Rate

23.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chico is Black, with 53.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chico is Native, with 17.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.5%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.12%.

Chico Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.27%
High School19.93%
Some College18.18%
Bachelors or Greater6.16%
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Chico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed52.53%
Female Unemployed50.59%
Female Employed17.63%
Male Employed13.7%
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Chico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chico Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chico Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.5%

Male Marriage Rate

31.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Chico Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chico Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Chico Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chico Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,656

Number of Veterans

3,202

Male Veterans

454

Female Veterans

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Chico Veterans by War

count

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Chico Veterans by Age

count

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Chico Veterans by Race

Chico Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chico Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Chico Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chico Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chico Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.05%

Born in Chico

92.16%

Native Born

7.84%

Foreign Born

3.78%

Non Citizen

4.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.16% of Chico residents were born in the United States, with 74.05% having been born in California. 3.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chico Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029109,2581,1371.05%
2028108,1211,1371.06%
2027106,9841,1371.07%
2026105,8471,1371.09%
2025104,7101,1371.1%
2024103,5731,1371.11%
2023102,4361,1371.12%
2022101,2991,1371.14%
2021100,162-1,973-1.93%
2020102,135-3,443-3.26%
2019105,5789,2049.55%
201896,3741,3341.4%
201795,0401,4761.58%
201693,5641,0361.12%
201592,5287700.84%
201491,7581,0111.11%
201390,7475740.64%
201290,1737790.87%
201189,3943450.39%
201089,04928,53347.15%
200060,51620,43750.99%
199040,07913,36350.02%
198026,7167,13636.45%
197019,5804,82332.68%
196014,7572,48520.25%
195012,2722,98532.14%
19409,2871,32616.66%
19307,961-1,378-14.76%
19209,3395,589149.04%
19103,7501,11042.05%
19002,640-254-8.78%
18902,894-406-12.3%
18803,300
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Chico Population by Year