Chico, Washington Population 2024

2,968

Chico is a city located in Kitsap County and Mason County Washington. Chico has a 2024 population of 2,968. Chico is currently declining at a rate of -1.79% annually and its population has decreased by -6.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,184 in 2020.

The average household income in Chico is $189,328 with a poverty rate of 2.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chico is 47.8 years, 43 years for males, and 49.7 years for females.

Chico Demographics

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

  • White: 76.82%
  • Asian: 11.74%
  • Two or more races: 5.79%
  • Black or African American: 4.45%
  • Other race: 0.72%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.2%
Land Area (mi²)
2.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,229.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.78% (-216)
The current population of Chico, Washington is 2,968 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,184.

Chico, Washington Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,36376.82%
Asian36111.74%
Two or more races1785.79%
Black or African American1374.45%
Other race220.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander90.29%
Native American60.2%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Chico Population by Race

Chico Population Pyramid 2024

Chico Median Age

47.8

Total

43

Male

49.7

Female

Chico Adults

There are 2,371 adults, (721 of whom are seniors) in Chico.

Chico Age Dependency

86.4

Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Chico Sex Ratio

Female1,44947.11%
Male1,62752.89%

Chico Population by Age

Chico Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1652.648614
Married7702.9287.312.7
Non Family2911.6288.711.3
Female893.3880.919.1
Male153.670100

2.93

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

86.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chico Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade00%
Associates Degree27812.34%
Bachelors Degree52323.22%
Graduate Degree29713.19%
High School Graduate35415.72%
Less Than 9th Grade100.44%
Some College79035.08%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,7331,723669
Asian361361107
Black939337
Hispanic30307
Other Race22227
2+ Races20200
Islander990
Native American660

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 39.78%.

Chico Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$71,078$72,065$57,266
Graduate Degree$250,001$250,001$250,001
High School Graduate$42,083$42,250$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$77,202$91,042$71,250
Some College$81,744$97,396$66,406

$77,202

Average Earnings

$91,042

Average Male

$71,250

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

85.44% of Chico residents speak only English, while 14.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 12.73% of the population.

Chico Language

Chico Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,355512.17%
Asian361184.99%

2.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.72%

Male Poverty Rate

2.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chico is Asian, with 4.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chico is White, with 2.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.67%.

Chico Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School6.5%
Some College2.72%
Bachelors or Greater2.07%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Chico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed62.16%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%

Chico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chico Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$143,676$203,231
Households$126,904$189,328
Married Families$161,333$-999,999,999
Non Families$96,188$141,331

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chico Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

64.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.3%

Male Marriage Rate

62.9%

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 Over 65.

Chico Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chico Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

415

Number of Veterans

366

Male Veterans

49

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam187
Second Gulf War134
First Gulf War122
Korea11
World War II0

Chico Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64104
65 to 74104
75+101
35 to 5483
18 to 3423

Chico Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White27716.44%
Asian7521.25%
Black3727.01%
Hispanic1735.42%
Islander9100%
Other Race940.91%
2+ Races811.76%

Chico Veterans by Race

Chico Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chico Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

3.7%

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

40.99%

Born in Chico

88.46%

Native Born

11.54%

Foreign Born

0.85%

Non Citizen

10.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.46% of Chico residents were born in the United States, with 40.99% having been born in Washington. 0.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Chico Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,968-54-1.79%
20233,022-54-1.76%
20223,076-111-3.48%
20213,18730.09%
20203,18433811.88%
20192,84660.21%
20182,8402057.78%
20172,6351726.98%
20162,46330614.19%
20152,157442.08%
20142,113-70-3.21%
20132,183-136-5.86%
20122,319-43-1.82%
20112,3621034.56%
20102,25900%

Chico Population by Year