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Chico
Butte County, California

ZipCodes
95926, 95928, 95973

Motto
Home of California State University at Chico
Big City Taste, Small Town Flavor!



Page Contents for Chico, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
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.
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.

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


seasonal with brilliant colors in the spring and fall, hot and dry summers, and mild winters.
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Weather


seasonal with all four seasons represented.
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History & History Related Items

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.
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The settling of Chico

1843

The founding of Chico

1860

The incorporation of Chico

1872


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: http://www.csuchico.edu/

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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Chico City Government

City of Chico, California

Chico has a City Manager/Elected City Council form of government. The city council has seven members, one of which is elected from within as Mayor.

Chico Chamber

Chico Chamber of Commerce
300 Salem Street
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: 530 891-5556
Toll-free: 800 852-8570
Fax: 530 891-3613
E-mail: info@chicochamber.com

Chico Organizations

Chico Chamber of Commerce
300 Salem Street
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: 530 891-5556
Toll-free: 800 852-8570
Fax: 530 891-3613
E-mail: info@chicochamber.com

Chico Libraries

Butte County Library in Chico
1108 Sherman Avenue
Chico, Ca
Phone: 530 891-2761

Chico Schools

Chico unified School District
1162 E. Seventh Street
Chico, Ca 95928-5999
Phone: 530-898-3000
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HIGHER EDUCATION

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: http://www.csuchico.edu/



Butte Community College Chico

Miscellany

The population of Chico was:
1990 - 40,079
1996 - 47,211
1999 - 52,746
2000 - 59,954
2005 - 71,427

Median household income:
2000 - $ 29,359
2005 - $ 32,436

Median house value:
2000 - $ 141,600
2005 - $ 331,200

Median age:
2000 - 25.9 years


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