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Overview

Introduction to Chula Vista, California

Incorporated in 1911, Chula Vista is the 19th largest city in California. It lies within the metropolitan area of San Diego. 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

Demographics

People

Total Population260,598
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+113,689
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married49.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.9%
Median Earnings25+$38,642
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,581
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,756

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,590
% Above Poverty Level87.8%
% Below Poverty Level12.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation3%

Housing

People Living Alone17.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,351
Median House Value$402,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)78.1%
German4%
Irish3.5%
English2.6%
Italian2.2%
Polish1%
French Except Basque1%
Norwegian0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Arab0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Russian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
African0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Chula Vista Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Diego County
Standard Zip Codes91910, 91911, 91913, 91914, 91915
P.O. Box Zip Codes91909, 91912, 91921
Phone Area Codes619
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude32.61
Approximate Longitude-117.06

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)

StationCHULA VISTA
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp46 to 69 F
Apr Temp53 to 70 F
Jul Temp64 to 76 F
Oct Temp58 to 76 F
Annual Precip9.9 inches
StationSAN DIEGO N ISLAND NAS
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp49 to 65 F
Apr Temp56 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 73 F
Oct Temp61 to 72 F
Annual Precip9.6 inches
StationLA MESA
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp46 to 69 F
Apr Temp51 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip13.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coronado24,852$117,391
Imperial Beach27,180$50,205
La Mesa59,125$71,077
Lemon Grove26,421$64,514
National City60,349$43,964
San Diego1,374,812$80,241

Chula Vista Public Libraries

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

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Chula Vista Hospitals

Paradise Valley Hsp D/p Aph Bayview Beh Hlth
(Proprietary)
330 Moss Street
Scripps Mercy Hospital - Chula Vista
(Non-profit)
435 H Street
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
(Non-profit)
751 Medical Center Court

Chula Vista Public Schools

Bonita Vista Middle
650 Otay Lakes Rd.
ZIP: 91910
Middle
Total Enrollment 1209
Casillas (joseph) Elementary
1130 E. J St.
ZIP: 91910
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
Castle Park Elementary
25 Emerson St.
ZIP: 91910
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Chula Vista Hills Elementary
980 Buena Vista Way
ZIP: 91910
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Chula Vista Middle
415 Fifth Ave.
ZIP: 91910
Middle
Total Enrollment 876
Clear View
455 Windrose Way
ZIP: 91910
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Davila Day
540 G St.
ZIP: 91910
Primary
Total Enrollment 28
Diego Springs Academy
310 Brd.way
ZIP: 91910
Other
Total Enrollment 77
Discovery Charter
1100 Camino Biscay
ZIP: 91910
Primary
Total Enrollment 889
Feaster (mae L.) Charter
670 Flower St.
ZIP: 91910
Primary
Total Enrollment 1157
Halecrest Elementary
475 E. J St.
ZIP: 91910
Primary
Total Enrollment 516
Hilltop Drive Elementary
30 Murray St.
ZIP: 91910
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
Hilltop Middle
44 E. J St.
ZIP: 91910
Middle
Total Enrollment 1132
Hilltop Senior High
555 Claire Ave.
ZIP: 91910
High
Total Enrollment 2174
Howard Gardner Community Charter
647 E St.
ZIP: 91910
Primary
Total Enrollment 188
Mueller Charter (robert L.)
715 I St.
ZIP: 91910
Other
Total Enrollment 1173
Rancho Del Rey Middle
1174 E. J St.
ZIP: 91910
Middle
Total Enrollment 1628
Vista Square Elementary
540 G St.
ZIP: 91910
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
Alta Vista Academy
730 Medical Center Ct.
ZIP: 91911
High
Total Enrollment 40
Castle Park Middle
160 Quintard St.
ZIP: 91911
Middle
Total Enrollment 879
Castle Park Senior High
1395 Hilltop Dr.
ZIP: 91911
High
Total Enrollment 1474
Chula Vista Learning Community Charter
590 K St.
ZIP: 91911
Other
Total Enrollment 1325
Chula Vista Senior High
820 Fourth Ave.
ZIP: 91911
High
Total Enrollment 2679
Cook (hazel Goes) Elementary
875 Cuyamaca Ave.
ZIP: 91911
Primary
Total Enrollment 355
Harborside Elementary
681 Naples St.
ZIP: 91911
Primary
Total Enrollment 680
Kellogg (karl H.) Elementary
229 E. Naples St.
ZIP: 91911
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Lauderbach (j. Calvin) Elementary
390 Palomar St.
ZIP: 91911
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
Leonardo Da Vinci Health Sciences Charter
229 E. Naples
ZIP: 91911
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Loma Verde Elementary
1450 Loma Ln.
ZIP: 91911
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Maac Community Charter
1385 Third Ave.
ZIP: 91911
High
Total Enrollment 305
Montgomery (john J.) Elementary
1601 Fourth Ave.
ZIP: 91911
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Options Secondary
467 Moss St.
ZIP: 91911
High
Total Enrollment 226
Otay Elementary
1651 Albany Ave.
ZIP: 91911
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Palomar Elementary
300 E. Palomar St.
ZIP: 91911
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Palomar High
480 Palomar St.
ZIP: 91911
High
Total Enrollment 350
Parkview Elementary
575 Juniper St.
ZIP: 91911
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Rice (lilian J.) Elementary
915 Fourth Ave.
ZIP: 91911
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
Rogers (greg) Elementary
510 E. Naples St.
ZIP: 91911
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Rohr (fred H.) Elementary
1540 Malta Ave.
ZIP: 91911
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
Rosebank Elementary
80 Flower St.
ZIP: 91911
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Stephen W. Hawking Charter
465 L St.
ZIP: 91911
Other
Total Enrollment 330
Valle Lindo Elementary
1515 Oleander Ave.
ZIP: 91911
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
Bonita Vista Senior High
751 Otay Lakes Rd.
ZIP: 91913
High
Total Enrollment 2487
East Hills Academy
1791 Rock Mountain Rd.
ZIP: 91913
High
Total Enrollment 82
Eastlake Elementary
1955 Hillside Dr.
ZIP: 91913
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Hedenkamp (anne And William) Elementary
930 E. Palomar
ZIP: 91913
Primary
Total Enrollment 1097
Heritage Elementary
1450 Santa Lucia Rd.
ZIP: 91913
Primary
Total Enrollment 906
Mcmillin (corky) Elementary
1201 Santa Cora Ave.
ZIP: 91913
Primary
Total Enrollment 882
Olympian High
1925 Magdalena Ave.
ZIP: 91913
High
Total Enrollment 2367
Otay Ranch Senior High
1250 Olympic Pkwy.
ZIP: 91913
High
Total Enrollment 2640
Tiffany (burton C.) Elementary
1691 Elmhurst St.
ZIP: 91913
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Veterans Elementary
1550 Magdalena Ave.
ZIP: 91913
Primary
Total Enrollment 890
Wolf Canyon Elementary
1950 Wolf Canyon Loop
ZIP: 91913
Primary
Total Enrollment 747
Eastlake Middle
900 Duncan Ranch Rd.
ZIP: 91914
Middle
Total Enrollment 1711
Liberty Elementary
2175 Proctor Valley Rd.
ZIP: 91914
Primary
Total Enrollment 737
Marshall (thurgood) Elementary
2295 Mackenzie Creek Rd.
ZIP: 91914
Primary
Total Enrollment 720
Salt Creek Elementary
1055 Hunte Pkwy.
ZIP: 91914
Primary
Total Enrollment 978
Arroyo Vista Charter
2491 Sch House Rd.
ZIP: 91915
Primary
Total Enrollment 1037
Camarena (enrique S.) Elementary
1650 Explr Falls Dr.
ZIP: 91915
Primary
Total Enrollment 1045
Eastlake High
1120 E.lake Pkwy.
ZIP: 91915
High
Total Enrollment 3079
High Tech Elementary Chula Vista
1949 Discovery Falls Dr.
ZIP: 91915
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
High Tech High Chula Vista
1945 Discovery Falls Dr.
ZIP: 91915
High
Total Enrollment 626
High Tech Middle Chula Vista
1949 Discovery Falls Dr.
ZIP: 91915
Middle
Total Enrollment 319
Olympic View Elementary
1220 S. Greensview Dr.
ZIP: 91915
Primary
Total Enrollment 833

Chula Vista Private Schools

Bonita Learning Academy
3368 Bonita Rd
ZIP: 91910
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Bonita Road Christian School
73 E Bonita Rd
ZIP: 91910
Elementary
Total Enrollment 185
Lutheran High School Of San Diego
810 Buena Vista Way
ZIP: 91910
Secondary
Total Enrollment 77
Montessori American School
3604 Bonita Rd
ZIP: 91910
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Montessori Explorer Elementary
271 E J St
ZIP: 91910
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Montessori Hills Academy
612 Paseo Del Rey
ZIP: 91910
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Pilgrim Lutheran School
497 E St
ZIP: 91910
Elementary
Total Enrollment 122
South Bay Christian Academy
395 D St
ZIP: 91910
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
St John's Episcopal School
760 1st Ave
ZIP: 91910
Elementary
Total Enrollment 329
St Rose Of Lima School
278 Alvarado St # B
ZIP: 91910
Elementary
Total Enrollment 323
Wee Care Preschool
73 N 2nd Ave
ZIP: 91910
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Southwestern Christian School
482 L St
ZIP: 91911
Elementary
Total Enrollment 126
St Pius X School
37 E Emerson St
ZIP: 91911
Elementary
Total Enrollment 264
Bonita Country Day School
625 Otay Lakes Rd
ZIP: 91913
Elementary
Total Enrollment 54
Calvary Christian Academy
1771 E Palomar St
ZIP: 91913
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 339
Mater Dei Catholic High School
1615 Mater Dei Dr
ZIP: 91913
Secondary
Total Enrollment 677
Green Hills Learning Center
2400 Fenton St Ste 101
ZIP: 91914
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Eastlake Church Children Center
2351 Otay Lakes Rd
ZIP: 91915
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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