Chico, Washington

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Chico, Washington
Chico is located in Washington (state)
Location in Washington and the United States
Chico is located in the United States
Chico (the United States)
Coordinates: 47°36′40″N 122°42′38″W / 47.61111°N 122.71056°W / 47.61111; -122.71056Coordinates: 47°36′40″N 122°42′38″W / 47.61111°N 122.71056°W / 47.61111; -122.71056
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.29 sq mi (5.93 km2)
 • Land2.29 sq mi (5.93 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
40 ft (10 m)
 • Total2,259
 • Density986/sq mi (380.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)360
FIPS code53-12175[1]
GNIS feature ID1512090[2]

Chico is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. Named in 1889 for a local Indian,[3] Chico is located on the Dyes Inlet waterfront, southeast of Silverdale. At the 2010 census the community had a population of 2,259.[1]


Chico is in central Kitsap County, bordered to the north by Silverdale and to the south by the Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake CDP. It is bordered to the east by Dyers Inlet, a tidal water body that connects to Puget Sound via Port Washington Narrows through Bremerton, then via the strait of Port Orchard. It is bordered to the west by Camp Wesley Harris and Newberry Hill Heritage Park. The northern border is Newberry Hill Road, which separates Chico from Silverdale. Chico Creek forms the southern boundary with Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake to the south.[4] Washington State Route 3 runs through the community, leading north 19 miles (31 km) to Port Gamble and south 4 miles (6 km) to the western side of Bremerton.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Chico CDP has an area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km2), all of it land.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Chico CDP, Washington". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  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. ^ "Chico CDP, Washington". TIGERweb. Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2019.