Chowchilla is located close to the center of California. Chowchilla is between the Madera, Merced county. Chowchilla has 7.66 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Chowchilla population is 18,411, which has grown 65.46% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 12.39% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Chowchilla median household income is $36,852 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 19.93% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 29.47% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Chowchilla median house value is $132,800 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 58.47% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 75.60% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Chowchilla is worse than the state average in quality. The Chowchilla area code is 559.