Chico (California)

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Coordinates 39°44′24″N 121°50′8″W
Country United States
State California
County Butte
Founded 1860
Incorporated January 8, 1872
Founded by John Bidwell
Elevation 243 ft (74 m)
Demonym(s) Chicoan
Time zone UTC−8 (Pacific)
ZIP codes 95926–95929, 95973, 95976
Area code 530
FIPS code 06-13014
GNIS feature ID 2409447
Government (Type) Council–manager government
Government (Mayor) Andrew Coolidge
Government (City Manager) Mark Orme
Government (State Legislators) Sen.Jim Nielsen (R) Asm.James Gallagher (R)
Government (City) 34.62 sq mi (89.67 km2)
Government (Land) 34.45 sq mi (89.23 km2)
Government (Water) 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2) 0.52%
Area (City) 34.62 sq mi (89.67 km2)
Area (Land) 34.45 sq mi (89.23 km2)
Area (Water) 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2) 0.52%
Population (2020) (City) 101,475
Population (2020) (Rank) 75th in California 318th in the United States
Population (2020) (Density) 2,945.57/sq mi (1,137.24/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 211,632

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Chico (/ˈtʃiːkoʊ/CHEE-koh; Spanish for "little") is the most populous city in Butte County, California. Located in the Sacramento Valley region of Northern California, the city had a population of 101,475 in the 2020 census, reflecting an increase from 86,187 in the 2010 Census. Chico is the cultural and economic center of the northern Sacramento Valley, as well as the largest city in California north of the capital city of Sacramento. The city is known as a college town, as the home of California State University, Chico, and for Bidwell Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world.

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