Chula Vista, California

Chula Vista: The second most populous city in San Diego County, California. It is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. Chula Vista is known for its beaches, its Mexican culture, and its many attractions, such as the Otay Mountain Wilderness and the Chula Vista Nature Center.

About

Chula Vista is a city located in the county of San Diego in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 243,916. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 272,979 inhabitants.

The city was created 113 years ago in 1910.

Chula Vista is a coastal city located in San Diego County, California. With a population of over 270,000, it is the second largest city in the San Diego metro area.

History and Origins

The area was originally home to Native Americans before Spanish settlers arrived in the late 18th century. American settlers later developed Chula Vista as an agricultural community in the mid-19th century.

Key historical facts:

  • Founded in 1818 by Mexican governor Pablo Vicente de Solá
  • Became part of the U.S. after the Mexican-American War in 1848
  • Officially incorporated as a city in 1911
  • Grew rapidly as a suburb of San Diego after WW2

Economy and Major Industries

Chula Vista has a diverse economy, with significant industries in manufacturing, technology, health sciences, tourism, and retail. It has a large coastal industrial sector.

Major companies and corporations:

  • Rohr Industries (aerospace manufacturing)
  • Turtle & Hughes (electrical distributor)
  • Kyocera (electronics and ceramics)
  • Aquatica at Gaylord (major resort and waterpark)

The city also has a strong military presence, home to a U.S Naval base and Coast Guard station.

Attractions and Things to Do

Chula Vista offers a wide variety of visitor attractions thanks to its coastal location, diversity, and ideal climate. Popular sites include:

  • Miles of scenic waterfront along San Diego Bay
  • Chula Vista Nature Center (spanning over 300 coastal acres)
  • Aquatica San Diego water park
  • Living Coast Discovery Center
  • Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center

The city also boasts many public parks, golf courses, shopping centers, cultural venues, restaurants, and nightlife options for residents and tourists to enjoy.

Chula Vista locator map
Location of Chula Vista on California map.

Quick Facts about Chula Vista

Population : 272,979 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : San Diego County
Different from : Vista
Postal code : 91909–91915, 91921
Phone Area Codes : 619
Water as percent of area : 4.73%
Land as percent of area : 95.27%
Altitude : 217 feet / 66 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1911 (113 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone
Local time : 01:40:14 (15th April 2024)
Population growth : 10.65% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Chula Vista is located at 32°38'24"N 117°5'3"W (32.6400500, -117.0842000).

Chula Vista map

Demographics

The population of Chula Vista increased by 10.65% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 243,916 - census
2011 248,318 1.77% estimation process
2012 252,379 1.61% estimation process
2013 256,691 1.68% estimation process
2014 259,885 1.23% estimation process
2015 264,206 1.64% estimation process
2016 266,238 0.76% estimation process
2017 269,046 1.04% estimation process
2018 270,819 0.65% estimation process
2019 274,492 1.34% estimation process
2020 272,979 -0.55% estimation process

Chula Vista zip code is 91910. County name: San Diego, County fips: 06073

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Best Things to Do in Chula Vista

1 San Diego Metro KOA Resort

Rating: 4.5 (1370)

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San Diego Metro KOA Resort

Where to Stay in Chula Vista

1 Motel 6 Chula Vista, CA - San Diego

Rating: 3.3 (1994)

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Motel 6 Chula Vista, CA - San Diego

2 La Quinta Inn by Wyndham San Diego Chula Vista

Rating: 4.1 (850)

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La Quinta Inn by Wyndham San Diego Chula Vista

3 Best Western Chula Vista/Otay Valley Hotel

Rating: 3.8 (803)

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Best Western Chula Vista/Otay Valley Hotel

4 Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Chula Vista South Bay

Rating: 3.5 (756)

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Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Chula Vista South Bay

5 Chula Vista RV Resort

Rating: 4.5 (742)

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Chula Vista RV Resort

Other Places in Chula Vista

1 San Diego Marriage Certificate

Rating: 3.9 (16)

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San Diego Marriage Certificate

2 Chula Vista Planning & Building

Rating: 2.1 (12)

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Chula Vista Planning & Building

3 City of Chula Vista - City Hall

Rating: 3 (6)

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City of Chula Vista - City Hall

4 City Of Chula Vista Human Resources Department

Rating: 3 (4)

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5 Chula Vista Code Enforcement

Rating: 3.7 (3)

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6 Chula Vista City Clerk

Rating: 5 (2)

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7 Mayor of Chula Vista

Rating: 5 (1)

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8 City of Chula Vista City Hall, Building A

Rating: 4 (1)

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City of Chula Vista City Hall, Building A

9 Chula Vista City Manager Office

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10 Analisis

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People born in Chula Vista (43)

People born in Chula Vista, including novelist and technical writer John C. Wright, former movie actress Jenna Presley, organic chemist William R. Roush, .

List

  • Joel Zumaya (American baseball player) he was born in 09/11/1984
  • Derek Sherrod (Player of American football) he was born in 23/04/1989
  • Craig Coxe (American ice hockey player) he was born in 21/01/1964
  • Jeremy Jay (American musician and singer-songwriter) he was born in 01/01/1950
  • John Jaso (American professional baseball player) he was born in 19/09/1983
  • Mike Jacobs (American baseball player) he was born in 30/10/1980
  • Steve Riley (retired National Football League offensive tackle) he was born in 23/11/1952
  • John Tschogl (Professional basketball player) he was born in 25/04/1950
  • Christopher Caluza (Philippines figure skater) he was born in 03/07/1990
  • A. J. Irwin (American federal agent) he was born in 22/08/1957
  • Carmen Serano (American actress) she was born in 18/08/1973
  • Charles Adair (American soccer player) he was born in 11/08/1971
  • Charles E. Whittingham (American horse trainer) he was born in 13/04/1913
  • David Helpling (American composer and producer) he was born in 29/03/1969
  • DeMarco Sampson (American football player) he was born in 19/12/1985
  • El Vez (American musician) he was born in 01/01/1960
  • Austin Guerrero (Mexican association football player) he was born in 24/03/1989
  • Joe Munoz (American soccer player-coach) he was born in 16/03/1975

Schools in Chula Vista

College & universities near Chula Vista, CA

Code Name City ZIP
434140 Pima Medical Institute-Chula Vista Chula Vista (CA) 91910
109934 Bellus Academy-Chula Vista Chula Vista (CA) 91911
447607 United Education Institute-Chula Vista Chula Vista (CA) 91911-3262
120661 Concorde Career College-San Diego San Diego (CA) 92113-1964
123800 Southwestern College Chula Vista (CA) 91910-7299

Stations (11)

Amtrak & bus stations near Chula Vista, CA

Code Name Address Type
SAN Santa Fe Depot 1050 Kettner Blvd RAIL
OLT Old Town Transit Center 4005 Taylor Street RAIL
SRB Sorrento Valley station 11170 Sorrento Valley Road RAIL
SOL Solana Beach 105 North Cedros Avenue RAIL
ENC Encinitas, CA 25 East D Street RAIL

Post offices near Chula Vista

Post Office Name City ZIP
Chula Vista Post Office Chula Vista (CA) 91910
Rancho Del Rey Post Office Chula Vista (CA) 91911
National City Post Office National City (CA) 91950
Paradise Hill Post Office San Diego (CA) 92139
Bonita Post Office Bonita (CA) 91902

Other cities in San Diego County

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City Name Population Title
San Diego 1,422,420 The eighth most populous city in the United States and the center of the San Diego metropolitan area.
Oceanside 174,648 The second most populous city in San Diego County, California.
Escondido 149,943 The second most populous city in San Diego County, California.
Carlsbad 115,599 The most populous city in San Diego County, California.
El Cajon 102,401 The second most populous city in San Diego County, California.
Vista 100,636 The most populous city in San Diego County, California.
San Marcos 97,477 The second most populous city in San Diego County, California.
Encinitas 62,671 The most populous city in San Diego County, California.
National City 61,394 The most populous city in San Diego County, California.
La Mesa 59,724 The most populous city in San Diego County, California.
Santee 57,770 A city in San Diego County, California.
Poway 49,246 A city in San Diego County, California.
La Presa 34,169 Census designated place
Fallbrook 30,534 Unincorporated community in San Diego County, California, United States
Spring Valley 28,205 Town in San Diego County, California, United States
Imperial Beach 27,325 City in California, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Chula Vista distances to largest California cities