Chowchilla, California

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Population in 2017: 18,558 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +66.8%
Males: 8,219  (44.3%)
Females: 10,339  (55.7%)
Median resident age:

35.4 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 93610.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,547 (it was $30,729 in 2000)
Chowchilla:

$43,547
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $14,371 (it was $11,927 in 2000)

Chowchilla city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $171,532 (it was $83,000 in 2000)
Chowchilla:

$171,532
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $214,132; detached houses: $208,206; townhouses or other attached units: $525,585

Median gross rent in 2017: $957.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chowchilla: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.0%
(20.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 85.6% for Black residents, 35.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.8% for other race residents, 37.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Chowchilla, CA (2017)
    • 9,38950.5%Hispanic
    • 6,34834.1%White alone
    • 1,6789.0%Black alone
    • 4702.5%Asian alone
    • 4322.3%American Indian alone
    • 2891.6%Two or more races
    • 330.2%Other race alone
    • 100.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Chowchilla, California as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chowchilla is 496 to 1.


Crime rates in Chowchilla by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.7)
1
(5.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(16.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(12.7)
5
(30.0)
4
(21.3)
1
(5.2)
1
(5.0)
5
(25.3)
2
(10.6)
2
(10.4)
3
(17.0)
1
(5.9)
2
(10.5)
1
(5.4)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(38.0)
2
(12.0)
3
(16.0)
5
(25.9)
2
(10.1)
5
(25.3)
4
(21.1)
6
(31.2)
7
(39.6)
9
(52.7)
4
(21.1)
7
(37.9)
11
(60.5)
4
(21.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
39
(246.9)
19
(113.9)
12
(63.9)
21
(109.0)
44
(222.0)
54
(272.8)
76
(401.3)
107
(556.7)
71
(401.2)
79
(462.6)
68
(358.3)
77
(416.5)
50
(275.1)
34
(183.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
121
(766.0)
84
(503.8)
112
(596.6)
193
(1,002)
200
(1,009)
153
(772.9)
184
(971.5)
207
(1,077)
196
(1,108)
139
(813.9)
91
(479.5)
161
(870.9)
150
(825.4)
81
(436.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
234
(1,481)
183
(1,098)
194
(1,033)
143
(742.2)
157
(792.2)
168
(848.7)
233
(1,230)
208
(1,082)
213
(1,204)
160
(936.8)
197
(1,038)
281
(1,520)
208
(1,144)
144
(776.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
53
(335.5)
28
(167.9)
18
(95.9)
14
(72.7)
32
(161.5)
23
(116.2)
36
(190.1)
31
(161.3)
43
(243.0)
33
(193.2)
41
(216.0)
85
(459.8)
95
(522.7)
68
(366.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
10
(63.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(16.0)
7
(36.3)
16
(80.7)
5
(25.3)
11
(58.1)
3
(15.6)
7
(39.6)
5
(29.3)
7
(36.9)
15
(81.1)
6
(33.0)
5
(27.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)210.6143.0146.7149.7166.7179.7227.5260.6250.8222.9178.8257.5223.0170.7

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Chowchilla, CA

Crime rate in Chowchilla detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 27 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: Irish (2.5%), English (2.1%), Palestinian (2.1%), German (2.0%), American (1.7%), Portuguese (1.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 240 feet

Land area: 7.10 square miles.

Population density: 2,614 people per square mile   (average).

Chowchilla, California map

3,383 residents are foreign born (15.3% Latin America).

This city:

18.2%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,441 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $847 (0.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.12 N, Longitude: 120.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -336 (-1.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,549 (35.6%)

Area code: 559

Distribution of median household income in Chowchilla, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chowchilla, CA in 2017
Chowchilla satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.9%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Chowchilla, CA
Historical housing units in Chowchilla, CA
Most common industries in Chowchilla, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.1%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.9%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.1%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.6%)
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (7.4%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Chowchilla, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (12.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.8%)
  • Cashiers (7.2%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Child care workers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)

Average climate in Chowchilla, California

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Chowchilla, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 115. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

115
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.199. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.199
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.85. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.85
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 41.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

41.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.8
U.S.:

8.5

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 Chowchilla 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 the city 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 (13).
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

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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Points of interest:

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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

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

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Chowchilla:

Marital status in Chowchilla, CA
  • Never married: 43.3%
  • Now married: 37.6%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Chowchilla:

  • High school or higher: 70.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 14.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chowchilla
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Religion statistics for Chowchilla, CA (based on Madera County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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.
State:

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
Madera County:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

7.6%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This 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
Police Protection - Officers 14$77,184$66,1582$3,022
Financial Administration 7$34,716$59,5130$0
Other Government Administration 6$36,294$72,5880$0
Police - Other 6$22,944$45,8880$0
Water Supply 5$17,105$41,0520$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
Firefighters 1$8,305$99,6600$0
Transit 1$3,020$36,2402$2,269
Other and Unallocable 1$6,591$79,0920$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 52$264,458$61,0298$9,799

Chowchilla government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $13,133,000 ($707.67)
    Regular Highways: $577,000 ($31.09)
    Water Utilities: $362,000 ($19.51)
    Transit Utilities: $138,000 ($7.44)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,742,000 ($363.29)
    Police Protection: $2,152,000 ($115.96)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,060,000 ($111.00)
    Central Staff Services: $1,303,000 ($70.21)
    Water Utilities: $1,200,000 ($64.66)
    Sewerage: $901,000 ($48.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $885,000 ($47.69)
    Financial Administration: $785,000 ($42.30)
    Regular Highways: $761,000 ($41.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $291,000 ($15.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $187,000 ($10.08)
    Transit Utilities: $181,000 ($9.75)
    Health - Other: $87,000 ($4.69)
    Air Transportation: $31,000 ($1.67)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $26,000 ($1.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,087,000 ($58.57)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $164,000 ($8.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $366,000 ($19.72)
    Regular Highways: $152,000 ($8.19)
    Sewerage: $81,000 ($4.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $75,000 ($4.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000 ($1.51)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,729,000 ($254.82)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($1.56)

Chowchilla government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,377,000 ($74.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,301,000 ($70.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $442,000 ($23.82)
    Other: $48,000 ($2.59)
    Air Transportation: $17,000 ($0.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($0.54)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $8,736,000 ($470.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $14,000 ($0.75)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,572,000 ($84.71)
    Special Assessments: $288,000 ($15.52)
    Sale of Property: $132,000 ($7.11)
    Rents: $81,000 ($4.36)
    Donations From Private Sources: $56,000 ($3.02)
    Fines and Forfeits: $34,000 ($1.83)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,473,000 ($79.37)
    Transit Utilities: $36,000 ($1.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $195,000 ($10.51)
    Other: $42,000 ($2.26)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($0.75)
  • Tax - Property: $3,371,000 ($181.65)
    Other: $1,100,000 ($59.27)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $697,000 ($37.56)
    Other License: $332,000 ($17.89)
    Public Utilities Sales: $206,000 ($11.10)
    Other Selective Sales: $143,000 ($7.71)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $86,000 ($4.63)

Chowchilla government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,215,000 ($1897.56)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,200,000 ($1519.56)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,748,000 ($417.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $733,000 ($39.50)

Chowchilla government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,056,000 ($434.10)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,143,000 ($923.75)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,005,000 ($54.15)

5.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,763 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fresno County, CA  2.04% ($43,441 average AGI)
from Merced County, CA  0.41% ($47,508)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.24% ($55,287)


5.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
California average:

5.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fresno County, CA  2.26% ($50,709 average AGI)
to Merced County, CA  0.30% ($30,669)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($39,333)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Chowchilla fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 554ft / 169mTotal length
  • $9,247,000Total costs
  • 285,680Total average daily traffic
  • 62,417Total average daily truck traffic
  • 316,759Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chowchilla, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 111950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chowchilla, CA
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 in Chowchilla, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chowchilla, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 76. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 176 took place in 2017, and the least - 4 in 2010. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Chowchilla, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (60.7%), and Structure Fires (22.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chowchilla, CA
    • 64960.7%Outside Fires
    • 23722.1%Structure Fires
    • 16815.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 161.5%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chowchilla, CA
  • 71.2%Utility gas
  • 24.3%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 0.5%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chowchilla, CA
  • 53.7%Utility gas
  • 44.5%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used


Chowchilla compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 significantly 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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