Chowchilla is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 18,771 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Chowchilla is the 320th largest community in California.
Unlike some cities, Chowchilla isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chowchilla are a mix of both white- and blue-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 food service (11.32%), office and administrative support (10.98%), and sales jobs (10.72%).
Chowchilla is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Chowchilla has a very low overall level of education: only 8.04% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Chowchilla in 2010 was $15,210, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,840 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 50.41% 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.
In addition, Chowchilla has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.07%).
The most common language spoken in Chowchilla is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.