Chowchilla is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 19,007 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Chowchilla is the 327th largest community in California.
Chowchilla is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Chowchilla is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chowchilla who work in office and administrative support (10.34%), sales jobs (8.92%), and healthcare suport services (8.15%).
As is often the case in a small city, Chowchilla doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Chowchilla have a very low rate of college education: just 8.51% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Chowchilla in 2018 was $16,903, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,612 for a family of four. However, Chowchilla contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Chowchilla is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Chowchilla home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Chowchilla, accounting for 49.62% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Chowchilla residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chowchilla include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Portuguese.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Chowchilla's cultural character, accounting for 15.44% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Chowchilla is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.