This is the entire Chico Area (including homes within the city limits and homes in the county portions of Chico).
Chico is the most populous city in Butte County. The city population was 86,187 at the 2010 census, up from 59,954 at the time of the 2000 census. The urban area population is around 103,000. 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 largest municipal parks). Bidwell Park makes up over 17% of the city.
Other cities in close proximity to the Chico Metropolitan Area include Paradise and Oroville, while local towns and villages (unincorporated areas) include Durham, Cohasset, Dayton, Hamilton City, Nord, and Forest Ranch.
The nickname "City of Roses" appears on the Seal of the City of Chico. The city has been designated a Tree City USA for 31 years by the National Arbor Day Foundation.