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About Chico, California
The City of Chico was founded in 1860 by General John Bidwell and incorporated in 1872. The city has grown to over 33 square miles with a population of 101,475 (2020) in the incorporated area and a greater urbanized area population of approximately 110,000. Chico is located in the Northern Sacramento Valley of California, 90 miles north of Sacramento on Highway 99, in Butte County, east of Interstate 5.
The city is a cultural, economic, and educational center of the northern Sacramento Valley and home to both California State University, Chico and Bidwell Park, one of the country’s 25 largest municipal parks and the 13th largest municipally-owned park.
Other cities in close proximity to the Chico Metropolitan Area (population 212,000) include Paradise and Oroville, while local towns and villages (unincorporated areas) include Durham, Cohasset, Dayton, Hamilton City, Nord, and Forest Ranch. The Chico Metropolitan Area is the 14th largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in California.