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Chula Vista, California (CA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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11.5% of Chula Vista, CA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 15.6% less than the poverty level of 13.3% across the entire state of California. Taking into account residents not living in families, 17.4% of high school graduates and 40.8% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 11.0% among disabled males and 17.0% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 71.0%. For comparison, it was 39.4% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Chula Vista, CA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Chula Vista:

11.5%
Whole state:

13.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Chula Vista:

4.1%
Whole state:

5.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Chula Vista:

11.0%
California:

16.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 18.7% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Chula Vista:

23.3%
California:

24.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Chula Vista:

17.0%
California:

18.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 18.3% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Chula Vista:

28.2%
California:

24.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

71.0%
Residents above poverty level:

39.4%

Poverty by age in Chula Vista, CA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Chula Vista
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Chula Vista,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 8.1%Under 5 years
  • 14.0%5 years
  • 6.2%6 to 11 years
  • 11.0%12 to 14 years
  • 15.7%15 years
  • 10.7%16 and 17 years
  • 17.2%18 to 24 years
  • 4.2%25 to 34 years
  • 8.6%35 to 44 years
  • 7.0%45 to 54 years
  • 9.0%55 to 64 years
  • 9.2%65 to 74 years
  • 8.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Chula Vista
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Chula Vista,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 12.5%Under 5 years
  • 8.0%5 years
  • 15.1%6 to 11 years
  • 22.0%12 to 14 years
  • 19.7%15 years
  • 12.6%16 and 17 years
  • 20.7%18 to 24 years
  • 16.2%25 to 34 years
  • 8.8%35 to 44 years
  • 11.9%45 to 54 years
  • 10.7%55 to 64 years
  • 12.1%65 to 74 years
  • 18.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Chula Vista, CA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Chula Vista,CA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 5.3%Under 5 years
  • 5.9%5 years
  • 5.0%6 to 11 years
  • 4.3%12 to 14 years
  • 3.6%15 years
  • 5.0%16 and 17 years
  • 7.4%18 to 24 years
  • 5.0%25 to 34 years
  • 3.6%35 to 44 years
  • 3.2%45 to 54 years
  • 3.6%55 to 64 years
  • 3.0%65 to 74 years
  • 3.8%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Chula Vista, CA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Chula Vista, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Chula Vista, CA (%)
  • 6.5%White
  • 15.1%Black
  • 2.0%American Indian
  • 3.7%Asian
  • 11.6%Native Hawaiian
  • 17.7%Other race
  • 8.9%2+ races
  • 13.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Chula Vista, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Chula Vista, CA (absolute numbers)
  • 2,959White
  • 1,909Black
  • 32American Indian
  • 1,400Asian
  • 166Native Hawaiian
  • 3,582Other race
  • 1,3222+ races
  • 22,060Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 10.6%Below poverty level
  • 89.4%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 13.6%Below poverty level
  • 86.4%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Chula Vista, CA

Children below poverty level:
Chula Vista, California:

12.2%
State:

17.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Chula Vista:

17.4%
California:

18.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Chula Vista:

40.8%
California:

43.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 40.4%Married-couple family
  • 7.6%Male, no wife present
  • 52.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Chula Vista not in families by work experience
  • 2.2%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 24.0%Worked part-time
  • 73.8%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.3%Both worked full-time
  • 4.2%One full-time, other part-time
  • 16.1%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 11.4%Both worked part-time
  • 29.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 38.2%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 2.7%1999 to 2000
  • 4.5%1995 to 1998
  • 6.0%1990 to 1994
  • 7.8%1980 to 1989
  • 26.9%1970 to 1979
  • 26.5%1960 to 1969
  • 14.3%1950 to 1959
  • 6.5%1940 to 1949
  • 4.8%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 5.7%1999 to 2000
  • 11.7%1995 to 1998
  • 9.2%1990 to 1994
  • 14.7%1980 to 1989
  • 18.5%1970 to 1979
  • 16.6%1960 to 1969
  • 16.7%1950 to 1959
  • 4.7%1940 to 1949
  • 2.1%1939 or earlier
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