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Welcome to Chula Vista ...

The coastal city of Chula Vista is located in San Diego County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chula Vista has a population of 270,832 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Chula Vista, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated November 28, 1911.

Chula Vista is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Chula Vista lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Chula Vista: (619)

The ZIP codes for Chula Vista: 91909-91915, 91921<4>

Websites for Chula Vista ...

Official Website: www.ci.chula-vista.ca.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chula Vista had an population of 270,832 people. This is an increase of 11.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 56.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chula Vista had a population of 243,916 people (or 7.88% of the total population of San Diego County). This makes Chula Vista the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Chula Vista represents 0.65% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 243,916 people, the population of Chula Vista increased 40.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 173,556 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chula Vista.

Adding Chula Vista to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chula Vista in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Chula Vista was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Chula Vista on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Chula Vista on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Chula Vista ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Chula Vista - they are located in Colorado, Florida and Texas (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Chula Vista.

Communities near Chula Vista ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chula Vista.

  • San Diego [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Diego
    • San Diego [San Diego County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Chula Vista
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,422,420 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Diego
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Diego<6>
  • El Cajon [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Cajon
    • El Cajon [San Diego County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Chula Vista
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,401 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Cajon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Cajon<6>
  • La Mesa [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Mesa
    • La Mesa [San Diego County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Chula Vista
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,724 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Mesa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Mesa<6>
  • Santee [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santee
    • Santee [San Diego County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Chula Vista
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,770 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santee<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lemon Grove [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemon Grove
      • Lemon Grove [San Diego County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Chula Vista
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,528 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemon Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lemon Grove<6>
    • Coronado [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coronado
      • Coronado [San Diego County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Chula Vista
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,647 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coronado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coronado<6>
    • Imperial Beach [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imperial Beach
      • Imperial Beach [San Diego County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Chula Vista
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imperial Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Imperial Beach<6>
    • South Crest [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Crest
      • South Crest [San Diego County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Chula Vista
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Crest
    • Cockatoo Grove [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cockatoo Grove
      • Cockatoo Grove [San Diego County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Chula Vista
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cockatoo Grove
    • San Ysidro [San Diego County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chula Vista. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chula Vista.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chula Vista. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chula Vista.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chula Vista. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Chula Vista.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chula Vista ...

Looking for more information about Chula Vista? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chula Vista, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chula Vista.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of California

About San Diego County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chula Vista: www.ci.chula-vista.ca.us/

The official website for San Diego County: www.sdcounty.ca.gov/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including San Diego, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chula Vista.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chula Vista - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Chula Vista). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chula Vista or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Chula Vista includes: 91909, 91910, 91911, 91912, 91913, 91914 & 91915.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chula Vista) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chula Vista. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chula VistaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chula Vista. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6334, Longitude: -117.0813    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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