Mission Viejo, California Population 2020

94,000
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Mission Viejo is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 94,000, it is the 82nd largest city in California and the 353rd largest city in the United States. Mission Viejo is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually but its population has increased by 0.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 93,305 in 2010. Mission Viejo reached it's highest population of 96,716 in 2014. Spanning over 18 miles, Mission Viejo has a population density of 5,310 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mission Viejo is $136,189 with a poverty rate of 5.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,194 per month, and the median house value is $668,800. The median age in Mission Viejo is 45 years, 43 years for males, and 47.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.2 males.

Mission Viejo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mission Viejo was:

  • White: 78.71%
  • Asian: 11.10%
  • Two or more races: 5.16%
  • Other race: 3.66%
  • Black or African American: 0.97%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Mission Viejo, California is 94,000, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 95,202.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 93,305.

Mission Viejo, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White75,65978.71%
Asian10,67211.10%
Two or More Races4,9615.16%
Some Other Race3,5203.66%
Black or African American9320.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native2660.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1140.12%
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Mission Viejo Population Pyramid 2020

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Mission Viejo Median Age

45


Total

43


Male

47.1


Female

Mission Viejo Adults

There are 77,200 adults, (18,354 of whom are seniors) in Mission Viejo.

Mission Viejo Age Dependency

63.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Mission Viejo Sex Ratio

Female

48,508

50.46%

Male

47,616

49.54%

Mission Viejo Households and Families

Mission Viejo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mission Viejo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.2%16.8%
All77%23%
Non Family67.3%32.7%
Female62.6%37.4%
Male62.6%37.4%

77.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All33,3582.8377
Married21,6333.2983.2
Non Family7,7011.3467.3
Female2,9153.2462.6
Male1,1093.2862.6

3.21

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Mission Viejo Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8532.65%
9th to 12th Grade2,3343.34%
High School Graduate10,22314.63%
Some College15,25621.84%
Associates Degree6,9479.94%
Bachelors Degree22,33231.96%
Graduate Degree10,92315.63%
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Mission Viejo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White48,17046,83424,279
Hispanic10,7458,3142,369
Asian8,3918,0255,252
Other Race2,3401,549477
Multiple Races2,3022,1691,143
Black758748359
Native American23023065
Islander10266

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.59%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$58,418$71,487$47,482
Less Than High School$25,688$33,866$22,509
High School Grad$36,636$37,256$32,406
Some College$50,578$56,740$43,745
Bachelors Degree$73,940$97,147$54,754
Graduate Degree$90,777$110,481$69,662

$58,418

Average Earnings

$71,487

Average Male

$47,482

Average Female

Mission Viejo Language

Mission Viejo Language by Age

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Mission Viejo Language

75.70% of Mission Viejo residents speak only English, while 24.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.95% of the population.

Mission Viejo Poverty

Mission Viejo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White63,3472,6974.26%
Hispanic16,8141,5068.96%
Other3,51766118.79%
Asian10,5954103.87%
Multiple4,9611683.39%
Black891525.84%
Native2663513.16%
Islander1141311.40%

5.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.60%

Male Poverty Rate

5.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mission Viejo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mission Viejo is Other, with 18.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mission Viejo is Multiple, with 3.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.43%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School11.24%
High School8.61%
Some College4.50%
Bachelors or Greater2.85%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed11.71%
Male Unemployed7.30%
Female Employed2.40%
Male Employed2.25%

Mission Viejo Income

Mission Viejo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$114,688$136,189
Families$128,982$148,002
Married Families$137,526-
Non Families$64,266$88,154
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Mission Viejo Marital Status

Mission Viejo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

56.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Mission Viejo Married by Age and Sex

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Mission Viejo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mission Viejo Marital Status by Race

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Mission Viejo Veterans

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5,302

Number of Veterans

4,994

Male Veterans

308

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,870
First Gulf War789
Second Gulf War718
Korea670
World War II292
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Age Group Veterans
75+1,721
65 to 741,511
35 to 541,092
55 to 64593
18 to 34385
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,7007.62%
Hispanic5314.19%
Asian2682.98%
2 or More1134.23%
Black9912.92%
Other732.66%
Indian4217.57%
Hawaiian76.86%

Mission Viejo Veterans by Education

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6.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mission Viejo Employment Status

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65.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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52.39%

Born in California

80.25%

Native Born

19.75%

Foreign Born

6.32%

Non Citizen

13.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.25% of Mission Viejo residents were born in the United States, with 52.39% having been born in California. 6.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202094,000-601-0.64%
201994,601-601-0.63%
201895,202-496-0.52%
201795,698-601-0.62%
201696,299-365-0.38%
201596,664-52-0.05%
201496,7166470.67%
201396,0691,3981.48%
201294,6716330.67%
201194,0388010.86%
201093,2371350.01%
200093,10220,2822.49%
199072,82022,1543.69%
198050,66638,73315.56%
197011,9330.00%