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Chico is a city in Butte County.
The community name derives from Spanish for "small"
The latitude of Chico is 39.728N. The longitude is -121.836W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 197 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 67,509.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chico demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Butte County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chico-Paradise area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 95926 ZIP code.
16% of Chico residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chico ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chico was $16,970, compared with $21,587 nationally.
34% of Chico residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Chico include South of Campus Neighborhood ... View historic districts
Median rent in Chico, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $524. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,124.
Libraries in Chico include Chico Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Chico include Chico Enterprise-Record
TV stations in Chico include KHSL, KNVN.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KCHO.
Butte County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chico political report.
The average commute time for Chico workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chico between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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