Chowchilla, California

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Population in 2014: 18,909 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +69.9%
Males: 6,704  (35.5%)
Females: 12,205  (64.5%)
Median resident age:  36.7 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 93610.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,648 (it was $30,729 in 2000)
Chowchilla:

$32,648
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,545 (it was $11,927 in 2000)

Chowchilla city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $133,041 (it was $83,000 in 2000)
Chowchilla:

$133,041
CA:

$373,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $958.

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  • Races in Chowchilla, CA (2013)

    Chowchilla races chart
    • 7,90742.9%White alone
    • 6,86837.3%Hispanic
    • 2,25412.2%Black alone
    • 3501.9%Asian alone
    • 2901.6%American Indian alone
    • 2261.2%Two or more races
    • 1380.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Chowchilla detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chowchilla: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (5.5%), Irish (4.8%), Portuguese (2.9%), English (2.4%), Italian (1.2%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 240 feet

Land area: 7.10 square miles.

Population density: 2,664 people per square mile   (average).

Chowchilla,CA real estate house value index trend

Chowchilla, California map

For population 25 years and over in Chowchilla:

  • High school or higher: 68.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 14.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chowchilla city:

  • Never married: 35.6%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

2,487 residents are foreign born (10.1% Latin America).

This city:

13.5%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,246 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,037 (0.7%)

Chowchilla satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Merced, CA (17.6 miles , pop. 63,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fresno, CA (34.9 miles , pop. 427,652).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (235.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Fairmead, CA (2.2 miles ), Le Grand, CA (2.8 miles ), Planada, CA (3.5 miles ), Madera Acres, CA (3.5 miles ), Tuttle, CA (3.7 miles) , Bear Creek, CA (3.9 miles ), Madera, CA (3.9 miles ), Parkwood, CA (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2000: 48 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2001: 40 buildings, average cost: $162,900
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $173,500
  • 2003: 60 buildings, average cost: $218,100
  • 2004: 219 buildings, average cost: $220,100
  • 2005: 609 buildings, average cost: $240,100
  • 2006: 215 buildings, average cost: $254,400
  • 2007: 58 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $198,100
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 2011: 33 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $247,700
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $247,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.12 N, Longitude: 120.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +442 (+2.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,334 (37.2%)

Area code: 559

Chowchilla household income distribution Chowchilla home values distribution

Crime rates in Chowchilla by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Murders 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 33425
per 100,000 26.020.727.212.730.0
Robberies 54362
per 100,000 43.327.720.438.012.0
Assaults 2441223919
per 100,000 208.1283.5149.8246.9113.9
Burglaries 1159812012184
per 100,000 997.0677.7817.2766.0503.8
Thefts 249184163234183
per 100,000 2,158.61,272.51,110.01,481.31,097.5
Auto thefts 4447295328
per 100,000 381.4325.0197.5335.5167.9
Arson 21206100
per 100,000 182.1138.340.963.30.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 318.1) 271.3213.2181.4218.0148.0

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Crime rate in Chowchilla detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 24 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.00
California average:

2.32
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.7%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Chowchilla: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chowchilla, California

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Earthquake activity:

Chowchilla-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 829% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 162.1 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 162.6 miles away from Chowchilla center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 158.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 153.1 miles away from Chowchilla center
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 62.3 miles away from the city center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madera County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chowchilla topographic map

Birthplace of: Ronald D. Moore - Screenwriter and television producer, James Curry - Player of and football.

Hospitals and medical centers in Chowchilla:

  • CHOWCHILLA DISTRICT MEM HOSPITAL (1104 VENTURA AVENUE)
  • AVALON CARE CENTER-CHOWCHILLA, LLC (1010 VENTURA AVENUE)
  • CHOWCHILLA MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE DISTRICT (1104 VENTURA AVE.)

airports located in Chowchilla:

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Amtrak stations near Chowchilla:

  • 17 miles: MADERA (15 1/2 & 29TH RD.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 18 miles: MERCED (324 W. 24TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chowchilla:

  • Merced College (about 20 miles; Merced, CA; Full-time enrollment: 6,973)
  • University of California-Merced (about 20 miles; Merced, CA; FT enrollment: 5,981)
  • University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus (about 32 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,109)
  • Heald College-Fresno (about 33 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • California State University-Fresno (about 36 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 18,993)
  • Fresno City College (about 36 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 12,994)
  • Institute of Technology Inc (about 36 miles; Clovis, CA; FT enrollment: 2,483)

Public high schools in Chowchilla:

  • GATEWAY HIGH (CONTINUATION) (Students: 5, Location: 805 HUMBOLDT AVE., Grades: 9-12)
  • CHOWCHILLA UNION HIGH (Location: 805 HUMBOLDT AVE., Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Chowchilla:

Private elementary/middle school in Chowchilla:

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Notable locations in Chowchilla: Madera County Fairgrounds (A), Chowchilla Industrial Park (B), Chowchilla City Hall (C), Chowchilla Branch Madera County Library (D), Pistoresi Ambulance Service (E), Chowchilla Fire Department (F), Central California Womens Facility Fire Department (G), Madera County Fire Department Station 2 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Country Wood Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Chowchilla include: Cathedral of Faith Assembly of God Church (A), Chowchilla New Life Apostolic Church (B), Church of Christ (C), First Assembly of God Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), First Southern Baptist Church (G), First United Methodist Church (H), Lighthouse Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Chowchilla: Sports Leisure Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Madera County - Chowchilla-Superior Court- Superior Court-Chowchilla- Traffic-Chowch (141 South 2nd Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Madera County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 138. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

138
U.S.:

75

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 5.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.88
U.S.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 36.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.7%
(26.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.9% for Black residents, 32.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.7% for American Indian residents, 21.6% for other race residents, 5.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.1 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.6%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.1%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Chowchilla in 2010:

  • 7,316 people in state prisons
  • 87 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Chowchilla in 2000:

  • 3,499 people in state prisons
  • 58 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Chowchilla, California environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Chowchilla (2011 data):

  • Citibank, National Association: 100 Robertson Blvd Branch at 100 Robertson Boulevard, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Tri Counties Bank: Chowchilla Branch at 305 Trinity Street, branch established on 1968/11/12. Info updated 2011/09/26: Bank assets: $2,554.4 mil, Deposits: $2,191.2 mil, headquarters in Chico, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 71 total offices, Holding Company: Trico Bancshares
  • Bank of America, National Association: Chowchilla Branch at 318 Robertson Boulevard, branch established on 1934/12/24. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.0
California average:

15.4

Chowchilla travel time to work - commute Chowchilla mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Chowchilla city (based on Madera County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic56,5663
Evangelical Protestant15,07789
Other4,81715
Mainline Protestant2,80814
Black Protestant6855
None70,912-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 30
Madera County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Madera County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Madera County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 59
Here:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Madera County:

23.6%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.5%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Chowchilla:

44.7%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.5%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Chowchilla:

29.2
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chowchilla:

27.5%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.4%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chowchilla:

34.4%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

51.5%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.5%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chowchilla, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$34,716$59,5130$0
Other Government Administration 6$36,294$72,5880$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$77,184$66,1582$3,022
Police - Other 6$22,944$45,8880$0
Firefighters 1$8,305$99,6600$0
Streets and Highways 4$21,945$65,8350$0
Sewerage 3$14,825$59,3000$0
Parks and Recreation 2$8,816$52,8964$4,508
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$12,713$76,2780$0
Water Supply 5$17,105$41,0520$0
Transit 1$3,020$36,2402$2,269
Other and Unallocable 1$6,591$79,0920$0
Totals for Government 52$264,458$61,0298$9,799

Chowchilla government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $578,000 ($30.57)
    Water Utilities: $284,000 ($15.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $64,000 ($3.38)
    Transit Utilities: $58,000 ($3.07)
    Police Protection: $55,000 ($2.91)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,317,000 ($69.65)
    Water Utilities: $769,000 ($40.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $741,000 ($39.19)
    Sewerage: $638,000 ($33.74)
    Regular Highways: $595,000 ($31.47)
    Housing & Community Development: $552,000 ($29.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $404,000 ($21.37)
    Financial Administration: $183,000 ($9.68)
    Transit Utilities: $140,000 ($7.40)
    Central Staff Services: $70,000 ($3.70)
    Fire Protection: $46,000 ($2.43)
    General - Other: $43,000 ($2.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,000 ($2.01)
    Air Transportation: $31,000 ($1.64)
    Health Services - Other: $30,000 ($1.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $848,000 ($44.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $72,000 ($3.81)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($1.85)
    Fire Protection: $32,000 ($1.69)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($1.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($0.53)
    Central Staff: $7,000 ($0.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,791,000 ($94.72)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($0.42)

Chowchilla government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $10,000 ($0.53)
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $766,000 ($40.51)
    Sewerage: $737,000 ($38.98)
    All Other: $151,000 ($7.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $78,000 ($4.13)
    Regular Highways: $59,000 ($3.12)
    Housing & Community Development: $7,000 ($0.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $101,000 ($5.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $596,000 ($31.52)
    Property Sale Other: $114,000 ($6.03)
    Interest Earnings: $111,000 ($5.87)
    Rents: $25,000 ($1.32)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $812,000 ($42.94)
    Transit Utilities: $26,000 ($1.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $805,000 ($42.57)
    General Support: $632,000 ($33.42)
    Highways: $232,000 ($12.27)
    Transit Utilities: $69,000 ($3.65)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $861,000 ($45.53)
    Property: $590,000 ($31.20)
    NEC: $192,000 ($10.15)
    Public Utilities: $145,000 ($7.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $67,000 ($3.54)

Chowchilla government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $133,000 ($7.03)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $14,137,000 ($747.63)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $6,750,000 ($356.97)
    Water Utilities: $1,115,000 ($58.97)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $17,871,000 ($945.11)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,115,000 ($58.97)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,881,000 ($152.36)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $135,000 ($7.14)
    Water Utilities: $133,000 ($7.03)

Chowchilla government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,446,000 ($340.90)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,070,000 ($109.47)

5.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,919 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
California average:

5.03%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($250 average AGI)
Madera County:

0.04%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fresno County, CA  2.12% ($35,452 average AGI)
from Merced County, CA  0.35% ($40,347)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.19% ($35,375)


5.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,443 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
California average:

5.12%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($209 average AGI)
Madera County:

0.04%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fresno County, CA  2.14% ($38,952 average AGI)
to Merced County, CA  0.38% ($36,141)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.21% ($29,844)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chowchilla:

  • KVVY (1580 AM; 10 kW; MERCED, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KTIQ (1660 AM; 10 kW; MERCED, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KOOR (790 AM; 10 kW; CLOVIS, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KYOS (1480 AM; 5 kW; MERCED, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KXEX (1550 AM; 10 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: RAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAVT (1680 AM; 10 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: RAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRV (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: GORE-OVERGAARD BROADCASTING, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chowchilla:

  • KLVY (91.1 FM; FAIRMEAD, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KHTN (104.7 FM; LOS BANOS, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAMB (101.5 FM; MERCED, CA; Owner: CENTRAL VALLEY BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • KNTO (93.3 FM; CHOWCHILLA, CA; Owner: KNTO, INC.)
  • KDJK (103.9 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEFR (89.9 FM; LE GRAND, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUBB (96.3 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF MONTEREY INC)
  • KCIV (99.9 FM; MOUNT BULLION, CA; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMPO (88.7 FM; MODESTO, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • K214CT (90.7 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KABX-FM (97.5 FM; MERCED, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KMGV (97.9 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMMM (107.1 FM; MADERA, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP)
  • KZFO (92.1 FM; CLOVIS, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFNO (90.3 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLBN (105.1 FM; AUBERRY, CA; Owner: LOTUS COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KOQO-FM (101.9 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KRNC (105.9 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSKS (93.7 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFCF (88.1 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: FRESNO FREE COLLEGE FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Chowchilla:

  • K49EO (Channel 49; MODESTO, CA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Chowchilla fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 63m207ftTotal length
  • $4,381,000Total costs
  • 74,677Total average daily traffic
  • 14,959Total average daily truck traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED64$109,35123$72,09417$107,0761$24,07018$73,149
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$96,0402$93,4303$88,0870$01$124,780
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$147,5449$103,24327$117,0166$49,93311$108,062
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$84,8434$65,09010$120,3520$04$52,113
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$78,5301$101,2403$93,1131$56,9000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0002.00 , 0003.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$80,6600$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$225,960
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0002.00 , 0003.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chowchilla and their reported violations in the past:

CHOWCHILLA CITY WATER DEPT (Population served: 11,127, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-28-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2005)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-02-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2002)
  • One regular monitoring violation
PIONEER MARKET (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JUL-01-2007 and AUG-01-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-17-2008)
  • One minor monitoring violation
WAGON WHEEL SUPER MARKET (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-12-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-12-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chowchilla that have no violations reported:

  • CENTRAL CA WOMENS FACILITY (Population served: 3,667, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 110
  • Hazardous Condition: 15
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Chowchilla

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chowchilla, CA
Most common first names in Chowchilla, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8676.4 years
William7076.7 years
James7074.3 years
Mary6177.6 years
Robert5868.6 years
Charles4671.9 years
George3475.4 years
Frank3075.2 years
Thomas2675.0 years
Helen2576.4 years
Most common last names in Chowchilla, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4676.1 years
Davis2673.6 years
Johnson2571.1 years
Allen2469.3 years
Brown2077.1 years
Thompson1679.0 years
Ross1672.2 years
Taylor1676.5 years
Jones1569.3 years
Campbell1566.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Chowchilla, CA
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1KFC1
Burger King1La-Z-Boy1
Carl\s Jr.1Little Caesars Pizza1
Chevrolet1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Cricket Wireless1McDonald's1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Starbucks1
GNC1Subway2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Jack In The Box1UPS1

Chowchilla compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Chowchilla on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married females and males (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 females never married)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 1,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Oceania, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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