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Antiques center and agricultural community

Chowchilla is a city in Madera County, in the Madera metro area.

The community was named after the Indian tribe that lived along the river

The latitude of Chowchilla is 37.123N. The longitude is -120.259W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 240 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,127.


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Median household income
Local
$30,729
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chowchilla demographic reports
Chowchilla is on the Chowchilla River
Developed in the early 1900s by Orlando Alison Robertson
Chowchilla received national attention for July 15, 1976, kidnapping of a busload of school children. They were buried in a rock quarry, but dug their way out and survived
Well-known residents have included:
· Rich Bartlewski, football player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Chowchilla-Madera County Fair - May 17-20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Chowchilla web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Chowchilla demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madera County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fresno area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93610 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Chowchilla residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chowchilla ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chowchilla was $11,927, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

6% of Chowchilla residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Chowchilla, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $444.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $813.


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Libraries in Chowchilla include Chowchilla Branch Library ... View libraries

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Chowchilla workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chowchilla between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Chowchilla include Days Inn.

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