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95926, 95928, 95973

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Chico is approximately 52,746 (1999), 86187 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 16,295 (1990), 34805 (2010).

The amount of land area in Chico is 58.129 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Chico is 27.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.036 sq kilometers.
The distance from Chico to Washington DC is 2541 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 88 miles. (as the crow flies)
Chico is positioned 39.75 degrees north of the equator and 121.80 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Chico elevation is 230 feet above sea level.
Chico per capita income is $10,584 .
Chico median income is $32,436 (2005) .

The Chico median home price is $331,200 (2005).

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Chico location: in northern California about 88 miles north of Sacramento. Other nearby communities include durham, Hamilton City, Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Thermalito, Biggs and Orland.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Chico is seasonal with brilliant colors in the spring and fall, hot and dry summers, and mild winters.
The weather in Chico is seasonal with all four seasons represented.
Chico average annual rainfall is 26.04 inches per year
Chico average annual humidity is 37
Chico average temperature is 61 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 47 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 75 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 45 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 58 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 61 degrees F.

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History & History Related Items

Chico history:

Gold is what first brought people to this area. But rich land is what encouraged them to stay. Chico was founded by General John Bidwell, a member of one of the first wagontrains to reach California in 1843. He established the 28,000 acre Rancho Del Arroyo in 1849. He and his wife, Annie, planned the town in great detail. It prospered, becoming an agricultural and social center in Northern California. A large percentage of the world's almonds are grown locally here.
The settling of Chico: 1843
The founding of Chico: 1860
The incorporation date of Chico: 1872

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Chico attractions:

Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park, located 5 miles west of Chico on West Sacramento Avenue. A day-use park; 185 acres.

California State University, Chico offers a beautiful campus providing hundreds of trees and plants introduced by General John Bidwell, and building architecture. Campus is located at West 2nd and Hazel Streets. Website:

The Chico Creek Nature Center
1968 East 8th Street
Chico, CA
Phone: (530) 891-4671
Exhibits, guided trails, and a petting zoo for children. Events for all ages. Take the Highway 32 west exit from Highway 99.

Chico Air Show & Antique Fly-in
Chico, CA
September 1999 - held at the same general time each year
Info: (530) 894-3218

Silver Dollar Fair
Chico, CA
May 1999
Info (530) 895-4666

Chico Museum
141 Salem Street
Phone: (530) 891-4366
in the Carnegie Library building. See a permanent exhibit of Chico's history. Other rotating exhibits may also be seen.

National Yo-Yo Museum
Bird In Hand
320 Broadway
Chico, CA
Phone: (530) 893-1414
The home of the Duncan Family collection, featuring yo-yos from the 1920s through the 1950s. The world's largest yo-yo can also be found here.

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