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Chowchilla, California

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Welcome to Chowchilla ...

The city of Chowchilla is located in Madera County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Chowchilla has a population of 18,558 people<1> (see below for details).

Chowchilla was incorporated February 7, 1923.

The community of Chowchilla is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Chowchilla lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Chowchilla is located in the (559) area code.

The ZIP code for Chowchilla: 93610<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chowchilla had a population of 18,720 people (or 12.41% of the total population of Madera County). This makes Chowchilla the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Chowchilla represents 0.05% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 299th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,720 people, the population of Chowchilla increased 68.24% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,127 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Chowchilla had an population of 18,558 people. This is a decrease of 0.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 66.78% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chowchilla.

Communities near Chowchilla ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Chowchilla and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Berenda   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
El Nido   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
La Vina   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Le Grand   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lincoln - Historic   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Madera Acres   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Chowchilla.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chowchilla. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chowchilla. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chowchilla.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Chowchilla:

Websites for Chowchilla ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chowchilla ...

Looking for more information about Chowchilla? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chowchilla, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chowchilla.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chowchilla.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chowchilla - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Chowchilla). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chowchilla or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chowchilla) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chowchilla. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chowchilla

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chowchilla. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1208, Longitude: -120.2627     [Map].

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