Chico, California Population 2022

104,533
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Chico is a city located in Butte County California. With a 2020 population of 104,533, it is the 73rd largest city in California and the 324th largest city in the United States. Chico is currently growing at a rate of 1.48% annually and its population has increased by 3.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 101,475 in 2020. Spanning over 34 miles, Chico has a population density of 3,124 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chico is $76,118 with a poverty rate of 22.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,145 per month, and the median house value is $349,300. The median age in Chico is 29.7 years, 28.9 years for males, and 30.5 years for females.

Chico Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chicowas:

  • White: 79.40%
  • Two or more races: 6.61%
  • Other race: 5.60%
  • Asian: 4.98%
  • Black or African American: 2.22%
  • Native American: 0.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.51%
The current population of Chico, California is 104,533 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 101,475.

Chico, California Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Chico Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Chico Population by Race

Chico Population Pyramid 2022

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Chico Median Age

29.8


Total

29.2


Male

30.5


Female

Chico Adults

There are 79,808 adults, (12,297 of whom are seniors) in Chico.

Chico Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28

Child Dependency Ratio

Chico Sex Ratio

Female

50,767

51.44%

Male

47,916

48.56%

Chico Population by Age

Chico Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chico Household Types

45.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chico Households and Families

3.11

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Chico Households by Type

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Chico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chico Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 44.38%.

Chico Educational Attainment by Race

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$37,695

Average Earnings

$40,982

Average Male

$35,511

Average Female

Chico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chico Language by Age

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Chico Language

82.76% of Chico residents speak only English, while 17.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.02% of the population.

Chico Language

Chico Poverty by Race

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22.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.49%

Male Poverty Rate

23.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chico is Black, with 46.79% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.88%.

Chico Poverty

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Chico Poverty Rate by Education

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Chico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chico Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Chico Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

32.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Chico Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Chico Marital Status

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4,060

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Chico Veterans by War

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Chico Veterans by Age

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Chico Veterans by Race

Chico Veterans by Education

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10.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chico Veterans by Education

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66%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Chico Employment by Age

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Chico Employment by Race

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Chico Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.70%

Born in Chico

92.27%

Native Born

7.73%

Foreign Born

3.92%

Non Citizen

3.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.27% of Chico residents were born in the United States, with 72.70% having been born in California. 3.92% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Chico Population by Year