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Overview

Introduction to Chula Vista, California

Incorporated in 1911, Chula Vista is the 19th largest city in California. The city is home to approximately 200,000 inhabitants. It lies within the metropolitan area of San Diego which has a population of about 3 million people. Chula Vista is located 15 miles south of San Diego and borders the bay named for that city.

The Kumeyaay Indians lived here for hundreds of years before the Spanish claimed this land in 1542. Chula Vista and surrounding communities are on the land once granted by Spain in 1795 known as Rancho del Rey. It was used for cattle grazing by Mexico, which renamed it Rancho del la Nation in 1831.

Precipitation averages 10 inches per year. Temperatures reach 90 degrees an average of 3 days of the year. August average daily high and low temperatures are 78.3 and 65.3 degrees Fahrenheit. January average daily highs and lows are 68.5 and 46.1 degrees Fahrenheit.

Although the city is best known for being a bedroom community, some large employers are located in Chula Vista, such as Goodrich Aerostructures and Scripps Memorial Hospital.

Arts and Leisure

Cultural, historical, and leisure attractions include:

  • The Chula Vista Heritage Museum
  • The Onstage Playhouse
  • The San Diego Junior Theatre
  • The Chula Vista Nature Center
  • The ARCO Olympic Training Center
  • The Coors Amphitheatre
  • Knotts Soak City USA
  • Professional sports teams in the San Diego area
  • Many other attractions in the San Diego metropolitan area

People

Total Population 253,031
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 10.8%
Employed Population 16+ 107,882
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.4%
Median Earnings25+ $39,376
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,932
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,763

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,703
% Above Poverty Level 87.9%
% Below Poverty Level 12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 3%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,302
Median House Value $359,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 78.8%
US/American 0%
English 2.7%
Irish 4.2%

Chula Vista Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles SE of San Diego, California
County San Diego
Metro Area San Diego
Standard Zip Codes 91910, 91911, 91913, 91914, 91915
P.O. Box Zip Codes 91909, 91912, 91921
Phone Area Codes 619
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.64
Longitude -117.094

Chula Vista Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHULA VISTA
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 69 F
Apr Temp 53 to 70 F
Jul Temp 64 to 76 F
Oct Temp 58 to 76 F
Annual Precip 9.9 inches
Station SAN DIEGO N ISLAND NAS
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 65 F
Apr Temp 56 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 73 F
Oct Temp 61 to 72 F
Annual Precip 9.6 inches
Station LA MESA
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 69 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 13.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coronado 24,333 $112,608
Imperial Beach 26,857 $54,639
La Mesa 58,239 $69,955
Lemon Grove 25,963 $57,052
National City 59,543 $42,531
San Diego 1,341,510 $78,414

Chula Vista Public Libraries

Library
Chula Vista Public Library
365 F ST.
Chula Vista, California
(619) 691-5069

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Chula Vista Hospitals

SHARP CHULA VISTA MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
751 MEDICAL CENTER COURT
(619) 482-3664
Emergency Service: Yes

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Chula Vista High Schools

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BONITA VISTA SENIOR HIGH
751 OTAY LAKES ROAD
619-216-5000
Serves 2,764 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.5

CHULA VISTA SENIOR HIGH
820 FOURTH AVE.
619-691-5765
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 2,736 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.5

EASTLAKE HIGH
1120 EASTLAKE PARKWAY
619-216-5055
Serves 2,676 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.8

CASTLE PARK SENIOR HIGH
1395 HILLTOP DR.
619-691-5600
A Magnet School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,387 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.6

HILLTOP SENIOR HIGH
555 CLAIRE AVE.
619-691-5640
A Magnet School.
Serves 2,303 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.4

OTAY RANCH SENIOR HIGH
1250 OLYMPIC PARKWAY
619-710-2370
Serves 1,146 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.9

DEHESA CHARTER SCHOOL
264 LANDIS AVE. SUITE 103
877-300-8299
A Charter School.
Serves 534 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.3

PALOMAR HIGH (CONT.)
480 PALOMAR ST.
619-691-5480
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 456 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

OPTIONS SECONDARY (ALT)
467 1/2 MOSS ST.
619-585-7896
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 406 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

MAAC COMMUNITY CHARTER
1385 THIRD AVE.
619-476-0749
A Charter School.
Serves 248 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.8

ALTA VISTA ACADEMY
730 MEDICAL CENTER CT.
619-216-5160
A Non-traditional School
Serves 68 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.3

FIFTH AVENUE ACADEMY
1130 FIFTH AVE.
619-585-6000
A Special Education School
Serves 21 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.3

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