Chico, California

city in Butte County, California, United States

Chico is a city in the Central Valley of the American state of California. It is in the northern part of the state. Chico is in the Sacramento Valley close to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The city has a population of 101,475, as of 2020.[7] People first started living in Chico in 1843. The city was founded in 1860 and started to govern itself in 1872.

Chico, California
Senator Theatre
Diamond Hotel
Chico Plaza
Downtown Chico
Official seal of Chico, California
Nickname(s): 
"City of Trees", "City of Roses"[1]
Location of Chico in Butte County, California
Location of Chico in Butte County, California
Chico, California is located in the United States
Chico, California
Chico, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 39°44′24″N 121°50′8″W / 39.74000°N 121.83556°W / 39.74000; -121.83556
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyButte
Founded1860[2]
IncorporatedJanuary 8, 1872[3]
Founded byJohn Bidwell
Area
 • City34.62 sq mi (89.67 km2)
 • Land34.45 sq mi (89.23 km2)
 • Water0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)  0.52%
Elevation243 ft (74 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • City101,475
 • Rank75th in California
318th in the United States
 • Density2,946/sq mi (1,137/km2)
 • Metro
211,632
DemonymChicoan
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes[6]
95926–95929, 95973, 95976
Area code530
FIPS code06-13014
GNIS feature ID2409447[5]
Websitewww.chico.ca.us

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  1. "Chico: The City of Trees and The City of Roses?". Anika Burke. Archived from the original on June 21, 2021. Retrieved March 1, 2021.
  2. "About". City of Chico. Archived from the original on November 5, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  3. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  4. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 GNIS: City of Chico
  6. "ZIP Code(tm) Lookup". United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "QuickFacts: Chico city, California". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 30, 2023.
  8. Sheckter, Alan (October 28, 2007). "Chico considers establishing permanent sister city guidelines". Chico Enterprise-Record. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2011.
  9. Gascoyne, Tom (October 27, 2005). "Chico gets a Southern sister". Chico News & Review. Archived from the original on February 2, 2008. Retrieved November 4, 2011.

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