Statewide Claims to Fame

Chula Vista is 14th in California out of 426 other cities in Current population (2012)

Chula Vista is 14th in California out of 644 other cities in Housing units

Chula Vista is 16th in California out of 644 other cities in Households

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Chula Vista Rank California US
Current population (2012) 252,422 14th 38,041,430 313,914,040
Size in square miles 49.6 33rd 155,779.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 4,914.6 191st 239.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Chula Vista Rank California US
Residents younger than 5 7.2% 257th 6.7% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 27.9% 216th 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.0% 406th 12.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Chula Vista Rank California US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 81.8% 366th 80.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 26.7% 286th 30.2% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Chula Vista Rank California US
Race - White 53.7% 442nd 73.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 4.6% 185th 6.6% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.8% 377th 1.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 14.4% 139th 13.9% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 105th 0.5% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 5.8% 117th 3.6% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 58.2% 133rd 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 20.4% 504th 39.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Chula Vista Rank California US
Female residents 51.6% 140th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 31.4% 161st 27.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Chula Vista Rank California US
Housing units 79,416 14th 13,720,462 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 30.1% 168th 30.8% 25.9%
Households 73,633 16th 12,433,172 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 59.5% 370th 56.7% 66.1%
Home median value $401,000 282nd $421,600 $186,200
People per household 3.2 220th 2.9 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Chula Vista Rank California US
Income per capita $25,419 345th $29,634 $27,915
Income per household $65,526 273rd $61,632 $52,762
Income below poverty line 9.7% 371st 14.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Chula Vista Rank California US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 17,538 22nd 3,425,510 27,092,908
Retail sales $2,754,128 26th $455,032,270 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,839 199th $12,561 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $333,513 36th $80,852,787 $613,795,732

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