Chowchilla is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 18,558 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Chowchilla is the 320th largest community in California. Chowchilla has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Chowchilla, where the median household income is $40,938.00.
Housing costs in Chowchilla are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chowchilla who work in sales jobs (12.76%), office and administrative support (10.54%), and food service (9.32%).
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.
In Chowchilla, just 8.41% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Chowchilla in 2010 was $13,953, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,812 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 49.54% 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 (18.24%).
The most common language spoken in Chowchilla is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.