Chico, Texas

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Chico, Texas

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High Points

Chico strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 17% Chico Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Chico, Texas

Comparing Chico to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 6 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 3
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Senior Citizens 4 5
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Age of the Population 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 5
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 6
Median Family Income 4 5
People Above Poverty 4 6
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Working at Home 4 4
Short Commute Times 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Affordability of Rents 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
People Living Alone 4 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Chico Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles W of Denton, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 48 miles NW of Fort Worth, Texas
County Wise
Standard Zip Codes 76431
Phone Area Codes 940
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.295
Longitude -97.798

Chico Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 56 F
Apr Temp 51 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 98 F
Oct Temp 51 to 80 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Station BOWIE
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 33.7 inches
Distance 35.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
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Chico Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 947 100%
Male 469 49.5%
Female 478 50.5%
Under 18 292 30.8%
18+ 655 69.2%
65+ 121 12.8%
Median Age 34.7
Average Family Size 3.16
White 894 94.4%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 1.1%
Other 26 2.7%
Mixed Race 15 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 60 6.3%

Estimated Chico Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,069
Growth 122
Growth % 12.9%

Chico Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.6%
US/American 34.4%
Irish 8.3%
English 5.8%
German 3.4%
Scottish 3.1%
Dutch 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1%
Italian 0.8%
Swedish 0.5%
Dutch West Indian 0.5%
European 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Chico 947 $38,056
Alvord 1,007 $42,434
Bridgeport 4,309 $36,742
Lake Bridgeport 372 $39,167
Paradise 459 $46,750
Runaway Bay 1,104 $57,656
Sunset 339 $29,643

Chico Public Libraries

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Chico, Texas
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Chico High Schools (2004)

Serves 219 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

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