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Income per capita$31,337$31,458$29,829
Median household income$57,357$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$93,637$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,957$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$30,038$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$25,002$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.8%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level22.4%15.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Chico is 5% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Chico is 4% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Chico is 4% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Chico is 48% higher than the national average

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      $38,234 $57,357 $114,714
      City
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Chico median earnings by income bracket

      Chico employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.7%8.7%
      Manufacturing sector6.6%6.6%
      Financial & insurance services3.0%3.0%
      Wholesale & retail services18.6%18.6%
      Public administration4.4%4.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.3%5.3%
      Education, health & social services18.3%18.3%
      Other31.8%31.8%

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      Cohasset, CA497$67,69722.4%
      Paradise CDP, CA158$62,75013.4%
      Chico, CA98,683$57,3573.7%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Boca Raton, FL98,776$84,44552.6%
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      Lee's Summit, MO98,997$93,29568.6%
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      Roanoke, VA99,122$45,66417.5%
      Chico, CA98,683$57,3573.7%
      Source: The Chico, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).