Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexChula VistaCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$32,521$31,458$29,829
Median household income$86,132$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$110,025$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$54,578$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$45,538$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$31,879$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate6.2%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level9.5%15.8%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Chula Vista is 9% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Chula Vista is 56% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Chula Vista is 34% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Chula Vista is 37% lower than the national average

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      $57,415 $86,132 $172,264
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Chula Vista median earnings by income bracket

      Chula Vista employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.0%11.0%
      Manufacturing sector10.6%10.6%
      Financial & insurance services3.1%3.1%
      Wholesale & retail services12.6%12.6%
      Public administration10.2%10.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.4%8.4%
      Education, health & social services11.9%11.9%

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      Granite Hills, CA4,020$121,902120.3%
      Jamul, CA5,776$118,529114.3%
      Coronado, CA24,526$108,99297.0%
      Crest, CA2,721$107,57894.5%
      Bonita, CA12,470$102,80385.8%
      Chula Vista, CA268,779$86,13255.7%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Fort Wayne, IN268,378$51,4547.0%
      Irvine, CA272,694$108,31895.8%
      St. Petersburg, FL264,001$60,7989.9%
      Jersey City, NJ262,652$76,44438.2%
      Toledo, OH275,116$39,15529.2%
      Chula Vista, CA268,779$86,13255.7%
      Source: The Chula Vista, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).