Chowchilla, California Population 2022

17,113
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Chowchilla is a city located in Madera County California. Chowchilla has a 2020 population of 17,113. Chowchilla is currently declining at a rate of -2.28% annually and its population has decreased by -8.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,718 in 2010.

The average household income in Chowchilla is $68,184 with a poverty rate of 17.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $946 per month, and the median house value is $219,600. The median age in Chowchilla is 34.5 years, 34.5 years for males, and 34.5 years for females.

Chowchilla Demographics

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

  • White: 53.15%
  • Other race: 24.78%
  • Black or African American: 6.95%
  • Two or more races: 6.93%
  • Asian: 4.46%
  • Native American: 3.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.27%
The current population of Chowchilla, California is 17,113 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,113.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,718.

Chowchilla, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,80353.15%
Black or African American1,2816.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native6383.46%
Asian8224.46%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander500.27%
Some Other Race4,57124.78%
Two or More Races1,2786.93%
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Chowchilla Population by Race

Chowchilla Population Pyramid 2022

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Chowchilla Median Age

34.1


Total

34.4


Male

33.8


Female

Chowchilla Adults

There are 14,697 adults, (1,433 of whom are seniors) in Chowchilla.

Chowchilla Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

10.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Chowchilla Sex Ratio

Female

10,134

54.95%

Male

8,309

45.05%

Chowchilla Population by Age

Chowchilla Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chowchilla Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.8%36.2%
Male59%41%
All54.9%45.1%
Non Family53.9%46.1%
Female21.3%78.8%

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chowchilla Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,4623.2854.9
Married1,7883.9163.8
Male2734.0259
Female4804.5521.3
Non Family9211.1753.9

3.78

Average Family Size

3.28

Average Household Size

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Chowchilla Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1789.29%
9th to 12th Grade2,21017.44%
High School Graduate3,18625.14%
Some College4,08832.25%
Associates Degree9347.37%
Bachelors Degree8006.31%
Graduate Degree2792.20%
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Chowchilla Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chowchilla Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian660483153
2+ Races957666135
White4,7604,018430
Native American43339939
Other Race2,8711,688188
Hispanic5,3143,331340
Black1,15378432
Islander4034

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 92.15%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 23.18%.

Chowchilla Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,132$31,553$15,375
Less Than 9th Grade$17,674$24,615$10,288
High School Graduate$23,441$38,016$10,997
Some College$19,394$23,881$16,589
Bachelors Degree$27,539$40,769$18,883
Graduate Degree$86,382$120,000$82,321

$21,132

Average Earnings

$31,553

Average Male

$15,375

Average Female

Chowchilla Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chowchilla Language by Age

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Chowchilla Language

58.63% of Chowchilla residents speak only English, while 41.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.80% of the population.

Chowchilla Language

Chowchilla Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian55624243.53%
Black712738.03%
Hispanic6,1251,08417.70%
White4,15760714.60%
Islander3126.45%
Other528NaN%
Multiple4315913.69%

17.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.71%

Male Poverty Rate

18.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chowchilla

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chowchilla is Asian, with 43.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chowchilla is Multiple, with 13.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.54%.

Chowchilla Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.81%
High School18.40%
Some College7.00%
Bachelors or Greater12.77%

Chowchilla Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.69%
Male Unemployed18.81%
Female Employed11.34%
Female Unemployed56.84%

Chowchilla Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chowchilla Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,683$71,686
Families$58,917$75,893
Married Families$70,466-
Non Families$34,153$49,452
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Income by Household Type

Chowchilla Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.3%

Male Marriage Rate

27.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Chowchilla Married by Age and Sex

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Chowchilla 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.

Chowchilla Marital Status by Race

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Chowchilla Marital Status

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655

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War180
First Gulf War80
Vietnam208
Korea
World War II

Chowchilla Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34114
35 to 54137
55 to 64199
65 to 74145
75+60

Chowchilla Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3694.85%
Black151.20%
Native American295.43%
Asian70.97%
Other Race1885.47%
2+ Races474.33%
Hispanic2333.54%

Chowchilla Veterans by Race

Chowchilla Veterans by Education

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0.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chowchilla Veterans by Education

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32.1%

Labor Force Participation

30%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Chowchilla Employment by Age

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Chowchilla Employment by Race

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Chowchilla 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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72.93%

Born in Chowchilla

84.56%

Native Born

15.44%

Foreign Born

10.46%

Non Citizen

4.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.56% of Chowchilla residents were born in the United States, with 72.93% having been born in California. 10.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chowchilla Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19308470.00%
19401,9571,1108.74%
19503,8931,9367.12%
19604,5256321.52%
19704,349-176-0.40%
19805,1227731.65%
19905,9308081.48%
200014,4168,4869.29%
201018,7184,3022.65%
201118,8921740.93%
201218,049-843-4.46%
201317,357-692-3.83%
201418,8431,4868.56%
201518,391-452-2.40%
201618,179-212-1.15%
201718,4572781.53%
201818,7092521.37%
201918,310-399-2.13%
202017,911-399-2.18%
202117,512-399-2.23%
202217,113-399-2.28%

Chowchilla Population by Year