Chico, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 24,352 housing units in Chico. This represents a 49.4% growth from 16,295 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 24,216 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 136 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Chico is about 39.7%. Chico's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 4%. Average household size is 2.41 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Chico were built after 1977.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type5.10%
One Bedroom18.40%
Two Bedrooms29.80%
Three Bedrooms33.50%
Four Bedrooms12.10%
Five Bedrooms or more1.10%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.57
Median year structure was built1981
Median Value of occupied units$141,600
Median Price asked for vacant units$136,900

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.31
Median year structure was built1976
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$548

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.30%
Second Mortgage11.80%
Home Equity Loan7.60%
Simple Mortgage56.90%
Debt Free23.40%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs20.7%