Chico, California

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Chico, California
Charter city
City of Chico
City Plaza in Chico in 2008
City Plaza in Chico in 2008
Official seal of Chico, California
Seal
Nickname(s): "City of Roses"
Location of Chico in Butte County, California.
Location of Chico in Butte County, California.
Chico, California is located in the US
Chico, California
Chico, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 39°44′24″N 121°50′8″W / 39.74000°N 121.83556°W / 39.74000; -121.83556Coordinates: 39°44′24″N 121°50′8″W / 39.74000°N 121.83556°W / 39.74000; -121.83556
Country United States
State California
County Butte
Founded 1860[1]
Incorporated January 8, 1872[2]
Founded by John Bidwell
Government
 • Type Council–manager government
 • City council[6] Mayor Mark Sorensen
Vice Mayor Reanette Fillmer
Andrew Coolidge
Randall Stone
Karl Ory
Ann Schwab
Mark Sorensen
 • City Manager Mark Orme[3]
 • State Legislators Sen. Jim Nielsen (R)[4]
Asm. James Gallagher (R)[5]
Area[7]
 • City 33.45 sq mi (86.63 km2)
 • Land 33.28 sq mi (86.19 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)  0.52%
Elevation[8] 197 ft (60 m)
Population (2010)[9]
 • City 86,187
 • Estimate (2016)[10] 91,567
 • Density 2,751.74/sq mi (1,062.44/km2)
 • Metro 221,117
Demonym(s) Chicoan
Time zone Pacific (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP codes[11] 95926–95929, 95973, 95976
Area code 530
FIPS code 06-13014
GNIS feature IDs 1655890, 2409447
Website www.chico.ca.us

Chico is a big city in the Central Valley of the American state of California. It is in the northern part of the state. Chico is in the Sacramento Valley close to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The city has a population of 79,091. People first started living in Chico in 1843. The city was founded in 1860 and started to govern itself in 1872.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "About". City of Chico. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  2. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  3. "City Manager". City of Chico, CA. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  4. "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  5. "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  6. "City Council - Government". City of Chico. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  7. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 19, 2017. 
  8. "Chico". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  9. "Chico (city) QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  10. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  11. "ZIP Code(tm) Lookup". United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  12. Sheckter, Alan (October 28, 2007). "Chico considers establishing permanent sister city guidelines". Chico Enterprise-Record. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  13. Gascoyne, Tom (October 27, 2005). "Chico gets a Southern sister". Chico News & Review. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 

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