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 Annual 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%
2010244,69371,1373.49%
2000173,55638,3932.53%
1990135,16351,2364.88%
198083,92716,0262.14%
197067,90125,8674.91%
196042,03426,10710.19%
195015,92710,78911.98%
19405,1381,2692.88%
19303,8692,1518.46%
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

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Chula Vista Median Age

34.1


Total

31.9


Male

36.5


Female

Chula Vista Adults

There are 192,582 adults, (30,490 of which are seniors) in Chula Vista.

Chula Vista Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Chula Vista Sex Ratio

Female

131,515

50.47%

Male

129,083

49.53%

Chula Vista Households and Families

Chula Vista Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chula Vista Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.5%30.5%
All58.1%41.9%
Non Family47.6%52.4%
Male44%56%
Female38.1%61.9%

58.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chula Vista Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All77,8043.3258.1
Married43,5933.9369.5
Non Family16,8721.2847.6
Female12,6583.8138.1
Male4,6813.7244

3.79

Average Family Size

3.32

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chula Vista Households

Chula Vista Education

Chula Vista Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade15,0839.09%
9th to 12th Grade16,75710.10%
High School Graduate32,88519.82%
Some College40,16924.21%
Associates Degree14,6968.86%
Bachelors Degree31,82619.18%
Graduate Degree14,5338.76%

Chula Vista Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic89,11163,92816,901
White37,57534,93413,505
Asian28,02024,59212,499
Other Race11,4768,4581,912
Black7,6057,2092,004
Multiple Races5,3054,7661,667
Islander1,011907288
Native American608464137

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 94.79%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 44.61%.

Chula Vista Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,642$43,622$31,566
Less Than High School$21,581$25,527$16,114
High School Grad$30,756$35,726$23,960
Some College$36,527$45,728$28,802
Bachelors Degree$55,196$66,015$49,559
Graduate Degree$67,298$72,289$65,963

$38,642

Average Earnings

$43,622

Average Male

$31,566

Average Female

Chula Vista Language

Chula Vista Language by Age

Chula Vista Language

41.66% of Chula Vista residents speak only English, while 58.34% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 46.62% of the population.

Chula Vista Poverty

Chula Vista Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic152,01223,48415.45%
White48,2034,1878.69%
Other17,4712,18912.53%
Asian39,3932,1305.41%
Multiple13,7371,2659.21%
Black12,0751,2029.95%
Islander1,41328019.82%
Native87512314.06%

12.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.63%

Male Poverty Rate

13.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chula Vista

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chula Vista is Islander, with 19.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chula Vista is Asian, with 5.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.37%.

Chula Vista Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.07%
High School11.43%
Some College8.34%
Bachelors or Greater4.26%

Chula Vista Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.58%
Male Unemployed20.01%
Female Employed6.32%
Male Employed5.26%

Chula Vista Income

Chula Vista Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$66,956$81,644
Families$75,590$88,648
Married Families$88,999$102,097
Non Families$34,433$49,681

Chula Vista Marital Status

Chula Vista Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Chula Vista Married by Age and Sex

Chula Vista Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Chula Vista Marital Status by Race

Chula Vista Veterans

Chula Vista Veterans by War

16,662

Number of Veterans

14,987

Male Veterans

1,675

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Second Gulf War5,574
First Gulf War5,343
Vietnam4,987
Korea1,330
World War II622

Chula Vista Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 545,099
55 to 643,361
18 to 342,890
65 to 742,660
75+2,652

Chula Vista Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,2958.03%
Hispanic4,3074.05%
Asian3,10110.08%
Black2,00122.22%
2 or More5878.85%
Other5444.10%
Hawaiian817.57%
Indian537.81%

Chula Vista Veterans by Education

5.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chula Vista Employment Status

Chula Vista Employment by Age

64.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Chula Vista Employment by Race

Chula Vista Employment by Education

Chula Vista Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

52.09%

Born in California

69.03%

Native Born

30.97%

Foreign Born

15.25%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

69.03% of Chula Vista residents were born in the United States, with 52.09% having been born in California. 15.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.