Chico, Washington

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census-designated place (CDP) & unincorporated community
Chico is located in Washington (state)
Location within the state of Washington
Coordinates: 47°36′42″N 122°42′33″W / 47.61167°N 122.70917°W / 47.61167; -122.70917Coordinates: 47°36′42″N 122°42′33″W / 47.61167°N 122.70917°W / 47.61167; -122.70917
Country United States
State Washington
County Kitsap
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,259
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 98312
Area code(s) 360
GNIS feature ID 1512090[2]

Chico is a Census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. Named in 1889 for a local Indian,[3] Chico is located on the Dyes Inlet waterfront to the southeast of Silverdale. At the 2010 census the community had a population of 2,259.

Because of Chico's status as an unincorporated community, its borders are loosely defined.[4] The northern border is generally understood to be delineated by Newberry Hill Road, which separates Chico from Silverdale. Chico Creek is the boundary between Chico on the north and Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake to the south. Washington State Route 3 serves as Chico's western border, and Dyes Inlet lies to its east.


  1. ^ "FIPS 55-3". National Institute of Standards and Technology. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chico". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 45. 
  4. ^ "Places Cartographic Boundary". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 June 2012.