Chico demographics profile

StatisticChicoCaliforniaNational
Population89,37738,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,68623291
Median age29.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)41%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%46%43%
Speak English85%56%79%
Speak Spanish9%29%13%
Chico, CA has a population of 89,377 and is the 363rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,686 per sq mi which is 1056% higher than the California average and 2865% higher than the national average. The median age in Chico is 30 which is approximately 17% lower than the California average of 36. In Chico, 41% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 9% speak Spanish. 73% of Chico residents were born in California, 18% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Chico is 1056% higher than California.
  • The median age in Chico is 17% lower than California.
  • In Chico 83.38% of the population is White.
  • In Chico 2.13% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Chico 4.18% of the population is Asian.

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Chico population breakdown by race

RaceChicoCaliforniaNational
White83.38%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American2.13%5.85%12.63%
Asian4.18%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.73%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.29%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race5.58%4.62%3.06%
Other race3.71%13.28%4.75%
In Chico, 16.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Chico, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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