Visalia, California Population 2020

137,272

Visalia is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 137,272, it is the 44th largest city in California and the 201st largest city in the United States. Visalia is currently growing at a rate of 1.28% annually and its population has increased by 10.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 124,442 in 2010. Spanning over 38 miles, Visalia has a population density of 3,620 people per square mile.

The average household income in Visalia is $79,810 with a poverty rate of 18.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $998 per month, and the median house value is $224,100. The median age in Visalia is 31.8 years, 30.9 years for males, and 32.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.6 males.

Visalia is located in the San Joaquin Valley, where it is the fifth largest city by population. The city is located in Tulare County, where it is the county seat. Many of the city’s residents work in government jobs or agriculture.

Visalia Population Growth

The city of Visalia has experienced significant population growth throughout its history. The most recent population estimates show that growth is up just over 5% since the last census, indicating that while the city is still growing, the growth rate is slowing from the double-digit percentage increases observed since the 19th century.

Visalia Demographics

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

  • White: 75.12%
  • Other race: 11.01%
  • Asian: 5.80%
  • Two or more races: 4.86%
  • Black or African American: 2.18%
  • Native American: 0.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Visalia, California is 137,272, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 133,800.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 124,442.

Visalia, California Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020471,3892,7640.59%
2019468,6252,7640.59%
2018465,8612,7640.59%
2017463,0973,0740.66%
2016460,0232,2200.48%
2015457,8032,2010.48%
2014455,6022,8330.62%
2013452,7692,7940.62%
2012449,9753,1110.69%
2011446,8643,8700.87%
2010442,9940.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White98,45475.12%
Some Other Race14,43111.01%
Asian7,5995.80%
Two or More Races6,3674.86%
Black or African American2,8532.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2650.97%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander970.07%

Visalia Population Pyramid 2020

Visalia Median Age

31.8


Total

30.9


Male

32.5


Female

Visalia Adults

There are 91,477 adults, (15,240 of whom are seniors) in Visalia.

Visalia Age Dependency

71.9

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Visalia Sex Ratio

Female

67,707

51.66%

Male

63,359

48.34%

Visalia Households and Families

Visalia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Visalia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.4%27.6%
All60.3%39.7%
Non Family53.5%46.5%
Male48.7%51.3%
Female38.3%61.7%

60.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All42,2093.0760.3
Married21,4273.7272.4
Non Family11,1301.2153.5
Female6,7633.6738.3
Male2,889448.7

3.61

Average Family Size

3.07

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Visalia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,5958.34%
9th to 12th Grade7,1058.98%
High School Graduate17,75322.45%
Some College21,13826.73%
Associates Degree7,7139.75%
Bachelors Degree12,23315.47%
Graduate Degree6,5468.28%

Visalia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White38,18635,49011,648
Hispanic33,12223,2694,250
Other Race8,2556,2541,086
Asian5,0633,9601,874
Multiple Races2,2502,003420
Black1,5281,438630
Native American840660165
Islander424226

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 61.90%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,421$42,432$34,321
Less Than High School$20,495$22,450$17,755
High School Grad$31,730$38,230$26,726
Some College$35,749$41,758$30,656
Bachelors Degree$56,936$70,878$49,424
Graduate Degree$76,471$93,306$71,417

$38,421

Average Earnings

$42,432

Average Male

$34,321

Average Female

Visalia Language

Visalia Language by Age

Visalia Language

67.57% of Visalia residents speak only English, while 32.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.34% of the population.

Visalia Poverty

Visalia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic66,99917,08125.49%
White50,8214,2088.28%
Other14,3243,11721.76%
Asian7,5901,98326.13%
Multiple6,3071,00815.98%
Black2,74390833.10%
Native1,25228722.92%
Islander9555.26%

18.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.57%

Male Poverty Rate

19.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Visalia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Visalia is Black, with 33.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Visalia is Islander, with 5.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.96%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.30%
High School16.66%
Some College10.68%
Bachelors or Greater4.61%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.78%
Male Unemployed25.19%
Female Employed8.68%
Male Employed7.72%

Visalia Income

Visalia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,820$79,810
Families$66,010$86,600
Married Families$79,567$104,760
Non Families$39,619$54,282

Visalia Marital Status

Visalia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Visalia Married by Age and Sex

Visalia 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 55-64.

Visalia Marital Status by Race

Visalia Veterans

5,406

Number of Veterans

5,048

Male Veterans

358

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,715
Second Gulf War1,103
First Gulf War897
Korea360
World War II243
Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,495
65 to 741,295
55 to 641,014
75+966
18 to 34636
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,4186.33%
Hispanic1,4733.57%
Black30615.43%
Other2932.88%
Asian2103.74%
2 or More1324.82%
Indian474.95%

$Visalia Veterans by Education

5.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Visalia Employment Status

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Visalia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

72.52%

Born in California

86.57%

Native Born

13.43%

Foreign Born

6.87%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.57% of Visalia residents were born in the United States, with 72.52% having been born in California. 6.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020137,2721,7361.28%
2019135,5361,7361.30%
2018133,8001,1900.90%
2017132,6101,7361.33%
2016130,8741,3451.04%
2015129,5299350.73%
2014128,5941,2150.95%
2013127,3799200.73%
2012126,4598020.64%
2011125,6577900.63%
2010124,86732,9903.12%
200091,87716,2411.96%
199075,63625,9074.28%
198049,72922,4616.19%
197027,26811,4775.61%
196015,7914,0423.00%
195011,7492,8452.81%
19408,9041,6412.06%
19307,2631,5102.36%
19205,7531,2032.37%
19104,5501,4653.96%
19003,0852000.67%
18902,8851,4737.41%
18801,4124994.46%
18709133655.24%
18605480.00%