Chula Vista is a large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 275,487 people and 55 constituent neighborhoods, Chula Vista is the 15th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Chula Vista are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Chula Vista is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chula Vista is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chula Vista who work in office and administrative support (12.58%), sales jobs (11.21%), and management occupations (9.08%).
Also of interest is that Chula Vista has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Chula Vista, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Chula Vista is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Chula Vista a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Chula Vista is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
Chula Vista is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Chula Vista is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chula Vista, the average commute to work is 30.56 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The overall education level of Chula Vista citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.21% of adults in Chula Vista have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Chula Vista in 2018 was $32,521, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,084 for a family of four. However, Chula Vista contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Chula Vista is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Chula Vista home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Chula Vista, accounting for 60.26% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Chula Vista residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chula Vista include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Chula Vista's cultural character, accounting for 30.05% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Chula Vista is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.