Chowchilla, California Population 2021

17,512
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Chowchilla is a city located in Madera County California. With a 2020 population of 17,512, it is the 313th largest city in California and the 2065th largest city in the United States . Chowchilla is currently declining at a rate of -2.23% annually and its population has decreased by -6.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,720 in 2010. Chowchilla reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 11 miles, Chowchilla has a population density of 1,580 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chowchilla is $68,184 with a poverty rate of 20.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $895 per month, and the median house value is $216,400. 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: 59.72%
  • Other race: 19.11%
  • Black or African American: 8.25%
  • Two or more races: 5.69%
  • Asian: 3.93%
  • Native American: 3.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.21%
The current population of Chowchilla, California is 17,512 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,310.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,720.

Chowchilla, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,99759.72%
Some Other Race3,51819.11%
Black or African American1,5198.25%
Two or More Races1,0485.69%
Asian7243.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native5683.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander390.21%
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Chowchilla Population by Race

Chowchilla Population Pyramid $2021

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Chowchilla Median Age

34.5


Total

34.5


Male

34.5


Female

Chowchilla Adults

There are 14,892 adults, (1,364 of whom are seniors) in Chowchilla.

Chowchilla Age Dependency

36.1

Age Dependency Ratio

10.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26

Child Dependency Ratio

Chowchilla Sex Ratio

Female

10,580

57.46%

Male

7,833

42.54%

Chowchilla Population by Age

Chowchilla Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chowchilla Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female23.9%76.1%
Non Family50.2%49.8%
All52%48%
Male56.1%43.9%
Married60.8%39.2%

52.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chowchilla Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,4293.2652
Married1,7303.9460.8
Non Family9421.1250.2
Female5184.623.9
Male2393.8756.1

3.83

Average Family Size

3.26

Average Household Size

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Chowchilla Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2199.40%
9th to 12th Grade2,06715.94%
High School Graduate3,54127.31%
Some College4,04531.19%
Associates Degree9897.63%
Bachelors Degree8226.34%
Graduate Degree2852.20%
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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
White5,1964,429558
Hispanic5,1853,241278
Other Race2,5541,492150
Black1,3871,02357
2+ Races75950841
Asian563470163
Native American38535538
Islander3126

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 92.21%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.95%.

Chowchilla Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,235$37,961$15,290
Less Than 9th Grade$17,500$28,021$12,417
High School Graduate$23,929$37,931$11,080
Some College$19,046$30,179$16,213
Bachelors Degree$31,964$64,494$19,301
Graduate Degree$88,125$127,976$73,750

$21,235

Average Earnings

$37,961

Average Male

$15,290

Average Female

Chowchilla Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chowchilla Language by Age

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Chowchilla Language

60.21% of Chowchilla residents speak only English, while 39.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.69% of the population.

Chowchilla Language

Chowchilla Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,6291,50426.72%
White4,62061913.40%
Other1,51737024.39%
Multiple30317959.08%
Asian4709720.64%
Black1451711.72%

20.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.73%

Male Poverty Rate

22.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chowchilla

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chowchilla is Multiple, with 59.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chowchilla is Black, with 11.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.96%.

Chowchilla Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.21%
High School23.16%
Bachelors or Greater11.81%
Some College9.03%

Chowchilla Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed52.29%
Male Unemployed14.89%
Female Employed13.10%
Male Employed8.00%

Chowchilla Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chowchilla Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,563$68,184
Families$56,723$73,501
Married Families$70,812-
Non Families$30,192$44,705
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Income by Household Type

Chowchilla Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.7%

Male Marriage Rate

26.0%

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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587

Number of Veterans

547

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam255
Second Gulf War121
First Gulf War74
Korea10
World War II1

Chowchilla Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64193
65 to 74145
35 to 54138
18 to 3461
75+50

Chowchilla Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4525.40%
Hispanic1081.73%
Other Race752.53%
2+ Races262.99%
Black221.48%
Asian71.04%
Native American51.05%

Chowchilla Veterans by Race

Chowchilla Veterans by Education

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5.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chowchilla Veterans by Education

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28.6%

Labor Force Participation

26.6%

Employment Rate

6.8%

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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72.35%

Born in Chowchilla

84.32%

Native Born

15.68%

Foreign Born

10.75%

Non Citizen

4.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.32% of Chowchilla residents were born in the United States, with 72.35% having been born in California. 10.75% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,512-399-2.23%
202017,911-399-2.18%
201918,310-399-2.13%
201818,7092521.37%
201718,4572781.53%
201618,179-212-1.15%
201518,391-452-2.40%
201418,8431,4868.56%
201317,357-692-3.83%
201218,049-843-4.46%
201118,8921740.93%
201018,7184,3022.65%
200014,4168,4869.29%
19905,9308081.48%
19805,1227731.65%
19704,349-176-0.40%
19604,5256321.52%
19503,8931,9367.12%
19401,9571,1108.74%
19308470.00%

Chowchilla Population by Year