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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Chico is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 2,635. Chico is in Kitsap County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Chico offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Chico tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Chico are highly rated.
About Chico...
Population
2,635

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$390,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,139
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Chico Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Chico

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$103,864
National
$55,322
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