Chowchilla is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 18,310 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Chowchilla is the 320th largest community in California.
Unlike some cities, Chowchilla isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chowchilla are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chowchilla is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chowchilla who work in office and administrative support (10.19%), sales jobs (9.18%), and food service (8.15%).
Being a small city, Chowchilla does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Chowchilla has a very low overall level of education: only 8.54% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Chowchilla in 2018 was $16,266, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,064 for a family of four. However, Chowchilla contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Chowchilla is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Chowchilla home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Chowchilla, accounting for 46.84% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Chowchilla residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chowchilla include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Palestinian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Chowchilla's cultural character, accounting for 15.68% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Chowchilla is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.