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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.


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Median household income
Local
$29,359
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chico demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 265. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4 per 1,000 people.
Rated No. 16 on Healthy Cities list, by Organic Style magazine, September/October 2003
Chico received national attention for GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole's fall from the stage onto a group of photographers during a 1996 campaign stop
Filming location for:
· 1939 movie, "Gone With the Wind"
· 1944 movie, "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Silver Dollar Fair - May 23-28, 2007
  • Snow Goose Festival - Jan. 26-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Chico web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: North State Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park, Bidwell Park, Chico Creek Nature Center
Historic sites and museums: Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, National YoYo Museum, Chico Museum, Coleman Memorial Community Museum
Colleges and universities: California State University
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 97

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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

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Median rent in Chico, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $524.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,124.


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Libraries in Chico include Chico Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Chico include Chico Enterprise-Record

TV stations in Chico include KHSL, KNVN.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KCHO.

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Butte County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chico political report.

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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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