Chowchilla is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 18,510 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Chowchilla is the 320th largest community in California. Much of the housing stock in Chowchilla was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Chowchilla economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Chowchilla, where the median household income is $36,852.00.
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 sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chowchilla who work in sales jobs (12.25%), management occupations (11.49%), and office and administrative support (10.14%).
In Chowchilla, just 8.06% 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 $11,856, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $47,424 for a family of four. However, Chowchilla contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Chowchilla is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Chowchilla home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chowchilla residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Chowchilla also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 39.05% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chowchilla include German, Italian, English, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Chowchilla is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.