Mission Viejo, California Population 2021

93,293
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Mission Viejo is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 93,293, it is the 84th largest city in California and the 365th largest city in the United States. Mission Viejo is currently declining at a rate of -0.58% annually and its population has decreased by -0.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 93,305 in 2010. Mission Viejo reached it's highest population of 96,622 in 2014. Spanning over 18 miles, Mission Viejo has a population density of 5,271 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mission Viejo is $141,788 with a poverty rate of 5.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,267 per month, and the median house value is $693,000. The median age in Mission Viejo is 45.5 years, 43.1 years for males, and 47.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.8 males.

Mission Viejo Demographics

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

  • White: 77.38%
  • Asian: 11.83%
  • Two or more races: 5.34%
  • Other race: 3.85%
  • Black or African American: 1.17%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
The current population of Mission Viejo, California is 93,293, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 94,925.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 93,305.

Mission Viejo, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White73,91177.38%
Asian11,30011.83%
Two or More Races5,1035.34%
Some Other Race3,6733.85%
Black or African American1,1211.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native2540.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1540.16%
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Mission Viejo Population by Race

Mission Viejo Population Pyramid 2021

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Mission Viejo Median Age

45.5


Total

43.1


Male

47.6


Female

Mission Viejo Adults

There are 77,011 adults, (19,236 of whom are seniors) in Mission Viejo.

Mission Viejo Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Mission Viejo Sex Ratio

Female

48,055

50.31%

Male

47,461

49.69%

Mission Viejo Population by Age

Mission Viejo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mission Viejo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.9%17.1%
All76.9%23.1%
Non Family68.3%31.7%
Male67.2%32.8%
Female59%41%

76.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mission Viejo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All33,5672.876.9
Married21,7503.2482.9
Non Family7,7701.3268.3
Female2,8613.2759
Male1,1863.2667.2

3.17

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

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Mission Viejo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7432.49%
9th to 12th Grade2,3083.30%
High School Graduate9,43513.48%
Some College14,92321.33%
Associates Degree7,24310.35%
Bachelors Degree22,39132.00%
Graduate Degree11,92517.04%
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Mission Viejo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mission Viejo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White47,74246,21224,197
Hispanic10,5228,5072,818
Asian8,9638,5615,808
Other Race2,3961,920691
Multiple Races2,1652,0171,172
Black934927434
Native American19519582
Islander14164

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 64.80%.

Mission Viejo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$61,370$74,569$51,224
Less Than High School$30,123$34,575$23,616
High School Grad$37,679$40,370$32,740
Some College$50,937$58,516$45,161
Bachelors Degree$73,879$93,983$60,083
Graduate Degree$89,493$107,896$72,310

$61,370

Average Earnings

$74,569

Average Male

$51,224

Average Female

Mission Viejo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mission Viejo Language by Age

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Mission Viejo Language

75.27% of Mission Viejo residents speak only English, while 24.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.75% of the population.

Mission Viejo Language

Mission Viejo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White61,7792,9674.80%
Hispanic16,8701,5439.15%
Other3,67175820.65%
Asian11,2274193.73%
Multiple5,1031793.51%
Black1,079837.69%
Islander154138.44%

5.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.79%

Male Poverty Rate

5.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mission Viejo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mission Viejo is Other, with 20.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mission Viejo is Multiple, with 3.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.20%.

Mission Viejo Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.08%
High School10.69%
Some College3.93%
Bachelors or Greater3.25%

Mission Viejo Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed8.78%
Male Unemployed8.29%
Female Employed2.78%
Male Employed2.18%

Mission Viejo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mission Viejo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$118,477$141,788
Families$133,131$154,811
Married Families$141,783-
Non Families$64,282$88,774
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Income by Household Type

Mission Viejo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.8%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

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 Marital Status

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5,047

Number of Veterans

4,721

Male Veterans

326

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,818
Second Gulf War782
First Gulf War764
Korea659
World War II224

Mission Viejo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,558
65 to 741,481
35 to 541,073
55 to 64545
18 to 34390

Mission Viejo Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,4297.29%
Hispanic5234.19%
Asian2742.86%
Black10610.63%
2 or More1004.01%
Other973.46%
Indian2914.15%
Hawaiian128.51%

Mission Viejo Veterans by Race

Mission Viejo Veterans by Education

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5.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mission Viejo Veterans by Education

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65.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.6%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Mission Viejo Employment by Age

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Mission Viejo Employment by Race

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Mission Viejo 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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52.69%

Born in California

79.97%

Native Born

20.03%

Foreign Born

6.57%

Non Citizen

13.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.97% of Mission Viejo residents were born in the United States, with 52.69% having been born in California. 6.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mission Viejo Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202193,293-544-0.58%
202093,837-544-0.58%
201994,381-544-0.57%
201894,925-626-0.66%
201795,551-598-0.62%
201696,149-394-0.41%
201596,543-79-0.08%
201496,6226190.64%
201396,0031,3761.45%
201294,6276070.65%
201194,0207950.85%
201093,2251230.01%
200093,10220,2822.49%
199072,82022,1543.69%
198050,66638,73315.56%
197011,9330.00%

Mission Viejo Population by Year