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Income/capita 46%
Household income 92%
Unemployment 61%
IndexChicoWashingtonNational
Income per capita$43,550$32,999$29,829
Median household income$106,274$62,848$55,322
Median income owner occupied$108,611$79,796$70,586
Median income renter occupied$68,050$41,061$35,192
Median earnings male$57,125$41,953$36,919
Median earnings female$31,998$27,576$26,250
Unemployment rate1.8%4.3%4.7%
Poverty level4.0%12.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Chico is 46% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Chico is 92% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Chico is 61% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Chico is 74% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $70,842$106,274$212,548
      City
      $41,894$62,848$125,696
      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 industry11.4%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector14.1%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.0%9.7%
      Wholesale & retail services15.9%21.7%
      Public administration5.6%15.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.8%5.7%
      Education, health & social services27.8%33.6%
      Other19.7%13.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bainbridge Island, WA23,576$102,90686%
      Meadowdale, WA2,998$94,41471%
      Seabeck, WA1,086$75,15636%
      Lofall, WA2,257$74,84435%
      Southworth, WA2,158$74,04934%
      Chico, WA2,463$106,27492%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Wewahitchka, FL2,463$29,13647%
      Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD2,464$77,91741%
      South Paris, ME2,462$27,72750%
      Chesaning, MI2,464$33,98439%
      West Belmar, NJ2,461$94,39271%
      Chico, WA2,463$106,27492%
      Source: The Chico, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).