Isla Vista, California Population 2021

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. Isla Vista reached it's highest population of 27,707 in 2019.

The average household income in Isla Vista is $38,304 with a poverty rate of 64.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,503 per month, and the median house value is $466,700. The median age in Isla Vista is 20.6 years, 20.8 years for males, and 20.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.1 males.

Isla Vista Demographics

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

  • White: 56.85%
  • Asian: 21.37%
  • Other race: 11.16%
  • Two or more races: 6.89%
  • Black or African American: 3.33%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • 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 27,690.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,096.

Isla Vista, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,75256.85%
Asian5,92021.37%
Some Other Race3,09311.16%
Two or More Races1,9086.89%
Black or African American9233.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native1110.40%
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Isla Vista Population by Race

Isla Vista Population Pyramid 2021

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Isla Vista Median Age

20.6


Total

20.8


Male

20.5


Female

Isla Vista Adults

There are 26,858 adults, (282 of whom are seniors) in Isla Vista.

Isla Vista Age Dependency

4.3

Age Dependency Ratio

1.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

3.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Isla Vista Sex Ratio

Female

14,652

52.88%

Male

13,055

47.12%

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
Male12.9%87.1%
Married12.3%87.7%
Female3.5%96.5%
All2%98%
Non Family0.4%99.6%

2.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Isla Vista Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,3863.112
Non Family4,5413.160.4
Married5842.6812.3
Female1993.313.5
Male622.8512.9

2.66

Average Family Size

3.11

Average Household Size

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Isla Vista Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade932.74%
9th to 12th Grade1775.22%
High School Graduate44713.17%
Some College45213.32%
Associates Degree1404.13%
Bachelors Degree73221.57%
Graduate Degree1,35239.85%
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Isla Vista Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Isla Vista Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,6201,5851,116
Asian824815636
Hispanic766556192
Other Race30825373
Multiple Races184168122
Black474739
Native American413210

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 82.98%.

Isla Vista Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,104$26,288$23,117
Less Than High School$17,500$20,536$
High School Grad$20,136$20,572$16,434
Some College$$$18,315
Bachelors Degree$31,108$31,469$30,436
Graduate Degree$27,656$32,028$24,223

$25,104

Average Earnings

$26,288

Average Male

$23,117

Average Female

Isla Vista Earnings by Educational Attainment

Isla Vista Language by Age

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Isla Vista Language

61.58% of Isla Vista residents speak only English, while 38.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.87% of the population.

Isla Vista Language

Isla Vista Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,3795,93363.26%
Hispanic3,8872,63767.84%
Asian2,1801,51069.27%
Other1,5381,09571.20%
Multiple90849754.74%
Black69237253.76%
Native811214.81%

64.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

63.34%

Male Poverty Rate

65.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Isla Vista

The race most likely to be in poverty in Isla Vista is Other, with 71.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Isla Vista is Native, with 14.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 70.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 78.29%.

Isla Vista Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.70%
Some College39.18%
High School32.42%
Bachelors or Greater13.57%

Isla Vista Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed71.50%
Male Unemployed66.61%
Female Employed56.80%
Male Employed50.34%

Isla Vista Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Isla Vista Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$24,545$38,304
Families$48,259$63,809
Married Families$54,355-
Non Families$21,807$32,805
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Income by Household Type

Isla Vista Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

4.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

5.5%

Male Marriage Rate

4.3%

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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107

Number of Veterans

91

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War45
Vietnam29
First Gulf War14
Korea7
World War II

Isla Vista Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3445
65 to 7426
75+15
35 to 5414
55 to 647

Isla Vista Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White700.46%
Asian300.52%
Hispanic70.11%
2 or More70.38%

Isla Vista Veterans by Race

Isla Vista Veterans by Education

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16.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

58.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Isla Vista Veterans by Education

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49.6%

Labor Force Participation

42.4%

Employment Rate

14.4%

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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64.95%

Born in California

80.80%

Native Born

19.20%

Foreign Born

14.87%

Non Citizen

4.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.80% of Isla Vista residents were born in the United States, with 64.95% having been born in California. 14.87% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202127,7070.00%
202027,7070.00%
201927,707170.06%
201827,6902060.75%
201727,4843051.12%
201627,1799043.44%
201526,2751,4835.98%
201424,7921350.55%
201324,6571550.63%
201224,5028623.65%
201123,6405442.36%
201023,0960.00%

Isla Vista Population by Year