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Living In Chico, CA

Chico is a small city in California with just over 90,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) should fit right in, as they make up an above-average percentage of the population. With an average age of just over 35, the city's residents are younger than most cities in California. A slight majority of residents rent their homes (55%) as opposed to owning (45%) in Chico. The city boasts a relatively low average rent of $1,083 per month, which is significantly less than the state average. That adds up over the course of a year.

If you're looking for career options, Chico has a surplus. The four most common industries are retail, healthcare, education, and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 27% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Chico workers earn an average annual income of just over $62K, less than the average California resident. Chico's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Among Chico residents over the age of 25, 21% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.

Averaging about 18 minutes, Chico's commute time outperforms the California average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (39%) drive to work, while public transportation is not widely used. Cycling is the second-most common way to get to work, chosen by 2% of commuters. A small percentage of residents (2%) walk to work, though the number does exceed the national average.

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