Chula Vista 67 Average
Chula Vista Livability #585 ranked city in California#15,881 ranked city in the USARanks better than 45% of areas
A+ Chula Vista Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Chula Vista Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to California
Chula Vista
13939% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Chula Vista cost of living
B- Chula Vista Crime Total crime is 42% lower than California
Total crime
1,50136% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6736% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Chula Vista crime
D+ Chula Vista Employment Household income is 5% higher than California
Median household income
$66,95621% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$25,75014% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%30% higher than the US average
Chula Vista employment
D- Chula Vista Housing Home value is 2% lower than California
Median home value
$402,000118% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,35142% higher than the US average
Home ownership
58%9% lower than the US average
Chula Vista real estate or Chula Vista rentals
F Chula Vista Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than California
High school grad. rates
78%6% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:126% higher than the US average
Chula Vista K-12 schools
B+ Chula Vista User Ratings There are a total of 13 ratings in Chula Vista
Overall user rating
74% 13 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
76% 11 total surveys
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      Living in Chula Vista, CA

      Chula Vista is a big city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 260,598 inhabitants. Chula Vista has a population density of 5,251 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. At 67%, the majority of the Chula Vista population is White; this is followed by 15% Asian and 5% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Chula Vista are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 47% of the population also speak Spanish. Chula Vista is known to be family friendly as more than 72% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 48% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Are you trying to ascertain if living in Chula Vista is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before relocating to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Chula Vista and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, weather, education, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

      Using data and statistics Chula Vista has received a livability score of 70/100. This score is ranked in the 64th percentile when compared to all other cities. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Chula Vista scores well for amenities (A+), crime (B+) and weather (A). Chula Vista does not fare well for the following: cost of living (F), education (D-) and housing (D-). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Chula Vista on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Chula Vista: ARCO Olympic Training Center, The Auld Course, and Atlantis Laser Tag.

      Assuming that Chula Vista meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Chula Vista. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Chula Vista are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Chula Vista come in at $402,000, which is 1.8% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Chula Vista, the home price to income ratio is 6, which is 6.3% lower than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Chula Vista will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Chula Vista, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 5.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.7%.

      Chula Vista transportation information

      StatisticChula VistaCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute28min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.6%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.0%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.4%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.4%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Chula Vista, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).