Isla Vista, California Population 2022

27,707
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Isla Vista is a city located in California. Isla Vista has a 2020 population of 27,707. Isla Vista is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 19.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,096 in 2010.

The average household income in Isla Vista is $38,304 with a poverty rate of 70.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,662 per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Isla Vista is 20.6 years, 20.8 years for males, and 20.5 years for females.

Isla Vista Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Isla Vistawas:

  • White: 63.38%
  • Asian: 15.36%
  • Other race: 9.76%
  • Two or more races: 5.77%
  • Black or African American: 5.19%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Isla Vista, California is 27,707 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,707.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,096.

Isla Vista, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,97263.38%
Black or African American8165.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native840.53%
Asian2,41715.36%
Some Other Race1,5369.76%
Two or More Races9085.77%
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Isla Vista Population by Race

Isla Vista Population Pyramid 2022

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Isla Vista Median Age

21.1


Total

21.1


Male

21


Female

Isla Vista Adults

There are 15,339 adults, (311 of whom are seniors) in Isla Vista.

Isla Vista Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

2.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

2.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Isla Vista Sex Ratio

Female

8,182

52.01%

Male

7,551

47.99%

Isla Vista Population by Age

Isla Vista Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Isla Vista Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female7.8%92.2%
Married3.1%96.9%
All1%99%
Non Family0.7%99.3%
Male0%100%

1.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Isla Vista Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6613.071
Married2573.193.1
Male362.830
Female1032.787.8
Non Family4,2653.070.7

2.94

Average Family Size

3.07

Average Household Size

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Isla Vista Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade864.95%
9th to 12th Grade875.01%
High School Graduate33619.34%
Some College45226.02%
Associates Degree482.76%
Bachelors Degree38221.99%
Graduate Degree34619.92%
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Isla Vista Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Isla Vista Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black141414
Asian367359215
White831815400
2+ Races877930
Hispanic48033969
Other Race24120127
Native American3320

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

Isla Vista Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,442$26,477$18,798
Less Than 9th Grade$19,103$25,476$17,984
High School Graduate$15,400$14,688$15,750
Some College$21,914$21,895$
Bachelors Degree$35,250$34,355$36,050
Graduate Degree$27,188$42,375$11,577

$25,442

Average Earnings

$26,477

Average Male

$18,798

Average Female

Isla Vista Earnings by Educational Attainment

Isla Vista Language by Age

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Isla Vista Language

71.59% of Isla Vista residents speak only English, while 28.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.27% of the population.

Isla Vista Language

Isla Vista Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian2,1471,72780.44%
White7,5855,44671.80%
Black75954271.41%
Hispanic3,3362,17065.05%
Native8444.76%
Other927NaN%
Multiple77838950.00%

70.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

68.68%

Male Poverty Rate

72.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Isla Vista

The race most likely to be in poverty in Isla Vista is Asian, with 80.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Isla Vista is Multiple, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 16.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 75.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 83.12%.

Isla Vista Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.03%
High School36.01%
Some College32.80%
Bachelors or Greater10.81%

Isla Vista Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed55.34%
Male Unemployed73.20%
Female Employed67.63%
Female Unemployed79.65%

Isla Vista Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Isla Vista Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$21,018$30,644
Families$50,500$53,493
Married Families$50,179-
Non Families$18,982$28,376
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Income by Household Type

Isla Vista Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

3.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

4.5%

Male Marriage Rate

3.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Isla Vista Married by Age and Sex

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Isla Vista Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Isla Vista Marital Status by Race

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Isla Vista Marital Status

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50

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War19
First Gulf War
Vietnam19
Korea4
World War II

Isla Vista Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3419
35 to 54
55 to 64
65 to 7419
75+12

Isla Vista Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White420.43%
Asian40.17%
2+ Races40.47%
Hispanic40.12%

Isla Vista Veterans by Race

Isla Vista Veterans by Education

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8.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

62.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Isla Vista Veterans by Education

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57.5%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

14.8%

Unemployment Rate

Isla Vista Employment by Age

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Isla Vista Employment by Race

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Isla Vista Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.63%

Born in Isla Vista

84.01%

Native Born

15.99%

Foreign Born

12.86%

Non Citizen

3.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.01% of Isla Vista residents were born in the United States, with 67.63% having been born in California. 12.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Isla Vista Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201023,0960.00%
201123,6405442.36%
201224,5028623.65%
201324,6571550.63%
201424,7921350.55%
201526,2751,4835.98%
201627,1799043.44%
201727,4843051.12%
201827,6902060.75%
201927,707170.06%
202027,7070.00%
202127,7070.00%
202227,7070.00%

Isla Vista Population by Year