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Chico, CA Metro Area


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2022 population: 207,303   ( 12,697 from 2010)
Land area: 1636.5 square miles
Population density: 126.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:141,195 68.11% 14.6%
Black:3,5631.72% 13.7%
Indian:3,2251.56% 5.0%
Asian:11,4625.53% 23.0%
2+ races:8,2613.98% 13.2%
Hispanic:39,59719.10% 27.3%
Total non-White:66,10831.89% 21.1%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:4,524 10.7
Deaths:5,56213.1
Net Migration: -3,323-7.9
Net Immigration: 2380.6
Change in White population:-24,221 -11.0
Change in Non-White pop.:11,524 5.2



Historical Presidential Election Results for Chico, CA Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 63% Joe Biden (D) 50,815 49.5% Donald Trump* (R) 48,819 47.6% 2,931 [+] 2.9% 102,565 1 0.06%
2016 57% Donald Trump (R) 45,144 46.5% Hillary Clinton (D) 41,567 42.9% 10,291 [+] 10.6% 97,002 1 0.07%
2012 53% Mitt Romney (R) 44,479 48.9% Barack Obama* (D) 42,669 46.9% 3,873 [+] 4.3% 91,021 2 0.07%
2008 58% Barack Obama (D) 49,013 49.7% John McCain (R) 46,706 47.3% 2,988 [+] 3.0% 98,707 2 0.08%
2004 59% George W. Bush* (R) 51,662 53.7% John Kerry (D) 42,448 44.1% 2,047 [+] 2.1% 96,157 3 0.08%
2000 54% George W. Bush (R) 45,584 54.4% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 31,338 37.4% 6,799 [+] 8.1% 83,721 7 0.08%
1996 54% Robert Dole (R) 38,961 49.0% Bill Clinton* (D) 30,651 38.5% 9,938 [+] 12.5% 79,550 8 0.08%
1992 60% Bill Clinton (D) 32,489 38.2% George Bush* (R) 31,608 37.2% 20,917 [+] 24.6% 85,014 0 0.08%
1988 54% George Bush (R) 40,143 56.0% Michael Dukakis (D) 30,406 42.4% 1,082 [+] 1.5% 71,631 3 0.08%
1984 59% Ronald Reagan* (R) 45,381 63.1% Walter Mondale (D) 25,421 35.3% 1,162 1.6% 71,964 4 0.08%
1980 60% Ronald Reagan (R) 38,188 57.9% Jimmy Carter* (D) 19,520 29.6% 8,304 [+] 12.6% 66,012 7 0.08%
1976 61% Gerald Ford* (R) 28,400 51.8% Jimmy Carter (D) 24,203 44.1% 2,251 [+] 4.1% 54,854 4 0.07%
1972 64% Richard Nixon* (R) 28,819 57.6% George McGovern (D) 18,401 36.8% 2,808 [+] 5.6% 50,028 -3 0.06%
1968 61% Richard Nixon (R) 22,225 56.7% Hubert Humphrey (D) 12,887 32.9% 4,099 [+] 10.5% 39,211 13 0.05%
1964 69% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 20,831 51.5% Barry Goldwater (R) 19,574 48.4% 14 0.0% 40,419 10 0.06%
1960 68% Richard Nixon (R) 20,838 57.6% John Kennedy (D) 15,163 41.9% 174 0.5% 36,175 8 0.05%
1956 60% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 18,382 58.4% Adlai Stevenson (D) 12,933 41.1% 147 0.5% 31,462 1 0.05%
1952 63% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 19,248 63.3% Adlai Stevenson (D) 10,913 35.9% 263 0.9% 30,424 8 0.05%
1948 50% Thomas Dewey (R) 10,948 49.4% Harry Truman* (D) 10,133 45.7% 1,100 [+] 5.0% 22,181 4 0.05%
1944 44% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 8,811 52.5% Thomas Dewey (R) 7,852 46.8% 105 0.6% 16,768 1 0.03%
1940 59% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 10,684 58.2% Wendell Willkie (R) 7,433 40.5% 255 1.4% 18,372 -4 0.04%
1936 57% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 10,490 65.9% Alf Landon (R) 5,103 32.0% 335 [+] 2.1% 15,928 -4 0.03%
1932 59% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 9,645 65.0% Herbert Hoover* (R) 4,322 29.1% 865 [+] 5.8% 14,832 -10 0.04%
1928 45% Herbert Hoover (R) 6,306 60.4% Al Smith (D) 3,946 37.8% 180 [+] 1.7% 10,432 2 0.03%
1924 47% Robert LaFollette (Prog) 4,582 44.2% Calvin Coolidge (R) 4,382 42.2% 1,408 [+] 13.6% 10,372 -12 0.04%
1920 39% Warren Harding (R) 5,409 65.7% James Cox (D) 2,262 27.5% 563 [+] 6.8% 8,234 5 0.03%
1916 46% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 4,888 50.6% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 3,956 40.9% 825 [+] 8.5% 9,669 -5 0.05%
1912 44% Woodrow Wilson (D) 4,028 45.7% Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 3,365 38.1% 1,429 [+] 16.2% 8,822 -23 0.06%
1908 34% William Taft (R) 3,094 52.7% William J. Bryan (D) 2,146 36.6% 626 [+] 10.7% 5,866 1 0.04%
1904 33% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 2,799 58.8% Alton Parker (D) 1,574 33.1% 384 [+] 8.1% 4,757 2 0.04%
1900 38% William McKinley* (R) 2,322 52.5% William J. Bryan (D) 2,011 45.5% 86 [+] 1.9% 4,419 1 0.03%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 50,815 49.5%
Donald Trump* (R) 48,819 47.6%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 1,789 1.7%
Other 1,142 1.1%
TOTAL 102,565
Turnout: 63% Diff (US): 1


2016 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 41,567 42.9%
Donald Trump (R) 45,144 46.5%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 4,625 4.8%
Jill Stein (Grn) 2,594 2.7%
Evan McMullin (I) 340 0.4%
Other 2,732 2.8%
TOTAL 97,002
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 1


2012 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 42,669 46.9%
Mitt Romney (R) 44,479 48.9%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 1,334 1.5%
Other 2,539 2.8%
TOTAL 91,021
Turnout: 53% Diff (US): 2


2008 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 49,013 49.7%
John McCain (R) 46,706 47.3%
Ralph Nader (I) 1,028 1.0%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 526 0.5%
Other 1,434 1.5%
TOTAL 98,707
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): 2


2004 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 51,662 53.7%
John Kerry (D) 42,448 44.1%
Other 2,047 2.1%
TOTAL 96,157
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): 3


2000 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 45,584 54.4%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 31,338 37.4%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 5,727 6.8%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 486 0.6%
Other 586 0.7%
TOTAL 83,721
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): 7


1996 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 30,651 38.5%
Robert Dole (R) 38,961 49.0%
Ross Perot (Ref) 6,393 8.0%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 2,409 3.0%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 590 0.7%
Other 546 0.7%
TOTAL 79,550
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): 8


1992 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 32,489 38.2%
George Bush* (R) 31,608 37.2%
Ross Perot (I) 20,231 23.8%
Other 686 0.8%
TOTAL 85,014
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): 0


1988 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 40,143 56.0%
Michael Dukakis (D) 30,406 42.4%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 669 0.9%
Other 413 0.6%
TOTAL 71,631
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): 3


1984 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 45,381 63.1%
Walter Mondale (D) 25,421 35.3%
Other 1,162 1.6%
TOTAL 71,964
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): 4


1980 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 38,188 57.9%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 19,520 29.6%
John Anderson (I) 6,108 9.3%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 1,292 2.0%
Other 904 1.4%
TOTAL 66,012
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): 7


1976 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 24,203 44.1%
Gerald Ford* (R) 28,400 51.8%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 486 0.9%
Other 1,765 3.2%
TOTAL 54,854
Turnout: 61% Diff (US): 4


1972 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 28,819 57.6%
George McGovern (D) 18,401 36.8%
John Schmitz (Amer) 2,468 4.9%
Other 340 0.7%
TOTAL 50,028
Turnout: 64% Diff (US): -3


1968 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 22,225 56.7%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 12,887 32.9%
George Wallace (AIP) 3,891 9.9%
Other 208 0.5%
TOTAL 39,211
Turnout: 61% Diff (US): 13


1964 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 20,831 51.5%
Barry Goldwater (R) 19,574 48.4%
Other 14 0.0%
TOTAL 40,419
Turnout: 69% Diff (US): 10


1960 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 15,163 41.9%
Richard Nixon (R) 20,838 57.6%
Other 174 0.5%
TOTAL 36,175
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): 8


1956 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 18,382 58.4%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 12,933 41.1%
Other 147 0.5%
TOTAL 31,462
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): 1


1952 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 19,248 63.3%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 10,913 35.9%
Other 263 0.9%
TOTAL 30,424
Turnout: 63% Diff (US): 8


1948 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 10,133 45.7%
Thomas Dewey (R) 10,948 49.4%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 936 4.2%
Other 164 0.7%
TOTAL 22,181
Turnout: 50% Diff (US): 4


1944 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 8,811 52.5%
Thomas Dewey (R) 7,852 46.8%
Other 105 0.6%
TOTAL 16,768
Turnout: 44% Diff (US): 1


1940 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 10,684 58.2%
Wendell Willkie (R) 7,433 40.5%
Other 255 1.4%
TOTAL 18,372
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -4


1936 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 10,490 65.9%
Alf Landon (R) 5,103 32.0%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 130 0.8%
Other 205 1.3%
TOTAL 15,928
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): -4


1932 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 9,645 65.0%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 4,322 29.1%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 524 3.5%
Other 341 2.3%
TOTAL 14,832
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -10


1928 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 6,306 60.4%
Al Smith (D) 3,946 37.8%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 180 1.7%
TOTAL 10,432
Turnout: 45% Diff (US): 2


1924 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 4,382 42.2%
John Davis (D) 1,299 12.5%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 4,582 44.2%
Other 109 1.1%
TOTAL 10,372
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): -12


1920 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 5,409 65.7%
James Cox (D) 2,262 27.5%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 339 4.1%
Aaron Watkins (Proh) 224 2.7%
TOTAL 8,234
Turnout: 39% Diff (US): 5


1916 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 4,888 50.6%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 3,956 40.9%
Allan Benson (Soc) 436 4.5%
James Hanly (Proh) 389 4.0%
TOTAL 9,669
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): -5


1912 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 4,028 45.7%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 3,365 38.1%
William Taft* (R) 10 0.1%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 930 10.5%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 489 5.5%
TOTAL 8,822
Turnout: 44% Diff (US): -23


1908 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 3,094 52.7%
William J. Bryan (D) 2,146 36.6%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 384 6.5%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 199 3.4%
Thomas Hisgen (I) 43 0.7%
TOTAL 5,866
Turnout: 34% Diff (US): 1


1904 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 2,799 58.8%
Alton Parker (D) 1,574 33.1%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 273 5.7%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 111 2.3%
TOTAL 4,757
Turnout: 33% Diff (US): 2


1900 President, Chico, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 2,322 52.5%
William J. Bryan (D) 2,011 45.5%
Other 86 1.9%
TOTAL 4,419
Turnout: 38% Diff (US): 1
* incumbent