Chula Vista demographics profile

StatisticChula VistaCaliforniaNational
Population260,59838,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)5,25123291
Median age34.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1852%46%43%
Speak English42%56%79%
Speak Spanish47%29%13%
Chula Vista, CA has a population of 260,598 and is the 76th largest city in the United States. The population density is 5,251 per sq mi which is 2159% higher than the California average and 5695% higher than the national average. The median age in Chula Vista is 34 which is approximately 5% lower than the California average of 36. In Chula Vista, 56% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 42% speak English and 47% speak Spanish. 52% of Chula Vista residents were born in California, 14% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 31% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Chula Vista is 2159% higher than California.
  • The median age in Chula Vista is 5% lower than California.
  • In Chula Vista 67.19% of the population is White.
  • In Chula Vista 4.69% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Chula Vista 15.18% of the population is Asian.

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Chula Vista population breakdown by race

RaceChula VistaCaliforniaNational
White67.19%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American4.69%5.85%12.63%
Asian15.18%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.34%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.54%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race5.32%4.62%3.06%
Other race6.74%13.28%4.75%
In Chula Vista, 58.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Chula Vista, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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