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Chico, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Chico had a population of 1,151 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Chico is located at latitude 33.2961 and longitude -97.7986 in Wise County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chico (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wise County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 925 feet.

The City of Chico (GNIS ID: 2409448) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Chico is located within Bridgeport Division of Wise County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chico population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Chico, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,151
Daytime Population: Workers 886
Daytime Population: Residents 627
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,513
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 1,151
Population in Familes 992
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 758
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $48,195
Average Household Income $57,628
Per Capita Income $20,965


Total Housing Units 451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 300 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $93,694
Average Home Value $129,167


Total Households 411
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 295
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.89% 1.79%
Households 1.84% 1.69%
Families 1.81% 1.64%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Chico, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chico to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 941 46th
Population Density # 910 48th
Diversity Index # 1175 33rd
Median Household Income # 802 54th
Per Capita Income # 1132 35th

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