Chico employment information

Income per capita$24,775$29,906$28,555
Median household income$42,334$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$70,865$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$29,099$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$24,000$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$18,518$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate6.8%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level24.5%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Chico is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chico is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chico is 17% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chico is 57% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Chico median earnings by income bracket

Chico employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.6%0.7%
Manufacturing sector8.6%3.6%
Financial & insurance services3.2%4.2%
Wholesale & retail services18.5%15.0%
Public administration5.7%3.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.3%1.2%
Education, health & social services18.1%40.9%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Durham, CA5,743$69,32330%
Cohasset, CA808$55,5954%
Forest Ranch, CA1,064$41,64922%
Paradise, CA26,246$41,48222%
Magalia, CA11,467$39,51426%
Chico, CA87,517$42,33421%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Greenville, NC87,546$35,22534%
San Marcos, CA87,808$56,1395%
Norwalk, CT87,214$76,05142%
Fort Smith, AR87,193$36,77731%
San Leandro, CA87,159$64,27920%
Chico, CA87,517$42,33421%
Source: The Chico, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.