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Chula Vista, California - Basic Facts

The City of Chula Vista had a population of 274,295 as of July 1, 2019. Chula Vista ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chula Vista is located at latitude 32.64 and longitude -117.0842 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chula Vista encompass a land area of 49.63 sq. miles and a water area of 2.46 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 66 feet.

The City of Chula Vista (GNIS ID: 2409461) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Chula Vista is located within San Diego CCD of San Diego County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chula Vista: Chulavista.

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Chula Vista, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Chula Vista, CA Housing Affordability Index is 74
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Chula Vista, CA Wealth Index is 98
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 274,295 (100%)
Population in Households 272,519 (99.4%)
Population in Families 241,345 (88.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,776 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 5,527
Diversity Index2 85
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $77,318
Average Household Income $95,922
Per Capita Income $29,255
Wealth Index4 98

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 86,311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48,406 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 34,987 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,918 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $505,007
Housing Affordability Index3 74
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 83,393
Average Household Size 3.27
Family Households 65,894
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.28% 0.97%
Households 1.08% 0.85%
Families 1.13% 0.91%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

Chula Vista, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chula Vista to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 99th
Population Density # 205 87th
Diversity Index # 182 88th
Median Household Income # 519 66th
Per Capita Income # 867 43rd

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