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Fast Facts

Table Mountain

Artist's Studio

Lodestar Olive Oil 


Area: 1,677 square miles 
Population: 221,768
Regional Population: 407,962 (45 mile radius)
Average cost of new 3 bed, 2 bathroom home: $280,000
Labor force: 104,800
Average commute time: 18.8 minutes

Natural Wonders

Bidwell Park: Third-largest municipal recreation area in the nation.
Feather Falls: Sixth-highest waterfall in the nation.

Noted in the Press

Cycling Magazine: Rated number one bike friendly community.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine: Listed one of top five places to retire.
San Francisco Chronicle: Named one of the best property buys.
Best Art Towns: Rated as 10th-best small art town in America (John Villani, 2004).
U.S. News and World Report: CSU, Chico rated in the top tier of western regional colleges and universities.
Bassmaster Magazine: Rated top bass fishing spot in California. 
Expansion Management Magazine: School District granted "blue ribbon" designation.

Population Source: 2010-2011 Butte County Economic and Demographic Profile