Chula Vista, California Population 2018

Chula Vista is a city located in the state of California. It is located in San Diego County, where it is the second largest city by population. Chula Vista is located just over seven miles from San Diego, and it’s just over seven miles from the border of Mexico. The city’s last recorded population at the time of the 2010 census was 243,916, which makes it the 14th most populous city in the United States. Current estimates show that the population has grown to 267,172. Chula Vista has a total area of over 52 square miles, and its population density is over 5,383 people per square mile.

Chula Vista’s population is primarily white, with this race making up over 53% of the population. Census data show that 4.6% of the population is black, 14.4% is Asian, 5.8% are mixed, and over 20% are of another race. Over 58% of the population is of Hispanic or Latino descent. There are more females than males residing in Chula Vista, with 93.9 men for every 100 women. The largest age group is 25 to 44, making up 28.9% of the population. Following closely behind is the under-18 group, which makes up 27.9% of the population. Chula Vista has seen significant population growth because of its thriving economy and the support that is offered for small businesses. The small business sector accounts for most of the businesses in Chula Vista. The city is also a popular tourist destination, attracting many visitors while also boosting the local economy. Chula Vista has seen significant population growth throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. A population of just over 1,700 in 1920 expanded to nearly 16,000 at the time of the 1950 census. The population has continued to post growth in the double-digit percentages every 10 years. Current estimates show that the population is up 9.5% from the last census in 2010, indicating that this thriving city with over a quarter-million resident is only going to continue to grow larger.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017270,4713,2681.22%
2016267,2032,1950.83%
2015265,0084,4471.71%
2014260,5613,3131.29%
2013257,2484,4051.74%
2012252,8434,3031.73%
2011248,5403,8471.57%
2010244,69371,13740.99%
2000173,55638,39328.40%
1990135,16351,23661.05%
198083,92716,02623.60%
197067,90125,86761.54%
196042,03426,107163.92%
195015,92710,789209.98%
19405,1381,26932.80%
19303,8692,151125.20%
19201,7180.00%

Chula Vista Population in 2018Source: By Usack-okc [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White175,093
Asian39,547
Some Other Race17,567
Two or More Races13,865
Black or African American12,233
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,418
American Indian and Alaska Native875

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Chula Vista Population Pyramid 2018

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Chula Vista Median Age

34.1


Total

31.9


Male

36.5


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 199,878 adults in Chula Vista.

Chula Vista Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Chula Vista Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.1
Houses Without Mortgage
10,357
Houses With Mortgage
34,862
Vacancy Rate
7.8
Median Rent
1,351
Median Home Value
402,000
Renter-Occupied Units
32,585
Owner-Occupied Units
45,219
Total Housing Units
84,401

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Chula Vista for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 6.1% and the labor force participation rate is 64.2%.

Chula Vista Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
3.32
Average Family Size
3.79
Total Households
77804
Married Couple Households
43593
Male Householder (no wife) Families
4681
Female Householder (no husband) Families
12658
Non Family Households
16872
Total Families
60932
Households With Own Children
31393
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
4.5
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.2

Chula Vista Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
3,821
$10,000 to $14,999
3,545
$15,000 to $24,999
6,636
$25,000 to $34,999
6,656
$35,000 to $49,999
8,962
$50,000 to $74,999
13,203
$75,000 to $99,999
11,730
$100,000 to $149,999
14,085
$150,000 to $199,999
5,457
Over $200,000
3,709

Chula Vista Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Chula Vista

California

$66,956

$63,783

$81,644

$91,149

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.0450.090.1350.18

Chula Vista Education Data

Chula Vista Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
15,0839.09%
9th to 12th Grade
16,75710.10%
High School Graduate
32,88519.82%
Some College
40,16924.21%
Associates Degree
14,6968.86%
Bachelors Degree
31,82619.18%
Graduate Degree
14,5338.76%