Chula Vista 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
2016267,1722,1310.80%
2015265,0414,4021.69%
2014260,6393,3471.30%
2013257,2924,4101.74%
2012252,8824,2901.73%
2011248,5924,6761.92%
2010243,91670,36040.54%
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 Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White173,33164.88%
Asian37,07413.88%
Some Other Race18,7427.01%
Two or More Races13,3575.00%
Black or African American12,5104.68%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,1700.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1120.42%

Population Pyramid

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Chula Vista Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.1
Houses Without Mortgage
10,426
Houses With Mortgage
35,078
Vacancy Rate
7.8
Median Rent
1,291
Median Home Value
375,700
Renter-Occupied Units
32,562
Owner-Occupied Units
45,504
Total Housing Units
84,683

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 6.6% and the labor force participation rate is 64.6%.

Chula Vista Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.3
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
4.5
Non Family Households
0
Female Householder (no husband) Families
12705
Male Householder (no wife) Families
4633
Married Couple Families
43152
Average Family Size
3.76
Average Household Size
3.27