Chula Vista CA Real Estate
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LIVING IN CHULA VISTA
Chula Vista is a relatively large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 267,172 people and 45 constituent neighborhoods, Chula Vista is the 14th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Chula Vista are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don’t compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities, Chula Vista isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chula Vista are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chula Vista is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chula Vista who work in office and administrative support (15.76%), sales jobs (10.64%), and management occupations (8.86%).
Chula Vista is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Chula Vista use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Chula Vista‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
In terms of college education, Chula Vista is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.94% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor’s degree.
The per capita income in Chula Vista in 2010 was $25,750, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,000 for a family of four. However, Chula Vista contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Chula Vista is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Chula Vista home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Chula Vista, accounting for 58.59% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Chula Vista residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chula Vista include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of Chula Vista’s cultural character, accounting for 30.97% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Chula Vista is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.