Visalia, California Population 2021

136,959
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Visalia is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 136,959, it is the 44th largest city in California and the 202nd largest city in the United States. Visalia is currently growing at a rate of 0.87% annually and its population has increased by 10.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 124,442 in 2010. Visalia reached it's highest population of 136,959 in 2021. Spanning over 38 miles, Visalia has a population density of 3,611 people per square mile.

The average household income in Visalia is $82,412 with a poverty rate of 16.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,050 per month, and the median house value is $236,400. The median age in Visalia is 32 years, 31.4 years for males, and 32.7 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: 70.61%
  • Other race: 15.66%
  • Asian: 6.09%
  • Two or more races: 4.20%
  • Black or African American: 2.26%
  • Native American: 1.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Visalia, California is 136,959, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 133,428.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 124,442.

Visalia, California Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021469,4071,6060.34%
2020467,8011,6060.34%
2019466,1951,6060.34%
2018464,5892,2810.49%
2017462,3083,0730.66%
2016459,2352,0740.45%
2015457,1612,0230.44%
2014455,1382,6780.59%
2013452,4602,6810.59%
2012449,7792,9950.67%
2011446,7843,8150.85%
2010442,9690.00%

Visalia Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White93,28370.61%
Some Other Race20,68915.66%
Asian8,0516.09%
Two or More Races5,5464.20%
Black or African American2,9842.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,4351.09%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1160.09%
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Visalia Population by Race

Visalia Population Pyramid 2021

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Visalia Median Age

32


Total

31.4


Male

32.7


Female

Visalia Adults

There are 93,191 adults, (15,224 of whom are seniors) in Visalia.

Visalia Age Dependency

69.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Visalia Sex Ratio

Female

68,253

51.67%

Male

63,851

48.33%

Visalia Population by Age

Visalia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Visalia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.9%29.1%
All59.7%40.3%
Non Family53.8%46.2%
Male44.3%55.7%
Female38.9%61.1%

59.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Visalia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All43,2503.0259.7
Married22,2123.6670.9
Non Family11,5811.2353.8
Female6,5343.6538.9
Male2,9233.8444.3

3.55

Average Family Size

3.02

Average Household Size

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Visalia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,1848.89%
9th to 12th Grade6,7328.33%
High School Graduate17,18221.27%
Some College22,29727.60%
Associates Degree8,69010.76%
Bachelors Degree12,09214.97%
Graduate Degree6,5988.17%
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Visalia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Visalia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White37,48535,01211,425
Hispanic35,65225,3534,639
Other Race11,9398,9521,344
Asian5,0923,9541,689
Multiple Races2,2431,944416
Black1,5951,543650
Native American891678160
Islander777727

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 black people with a rate of 40.75%.

Visalia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,301$42,799$35,525
Less Than High School$20,723$22,258$19,492
High School Grad$32,475$40,194$27,808
Some College$37,554$40,974$33,253
Bachelors Degree$56,730$64,905$49,274
Graduate Degree$81,438$96,067$73,750

$39,301

Average Earnings

$42,799

Average Male

$35,525

Average Female

Visalia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Visalia Language by Age

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Visalia Language

64.69% of Visalia residents speak only English, while 35.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.13% of the population.

Visalia Language

Visalia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic68,44015,11822.09%
Other20,5124,07319.86%
White50,1263,9417.86%
Asian8,0432,23627.80%
Multiple5,49466912.18%
Black2,86362821.94%
Native1,42517712.42%
Islander10354.85%

16.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.19%

Male Poverty Rate

17.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Visalia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Visalia is Asian, with 27.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Visalia is Islander, with 4.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.01%.

Visalia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.77%
High School15.50%
Some College9.20%
Bachelors or Greater4.50%

Visalia Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.96%
Male Unemployed27.69%
Female Employed8.04%
Male Employed7.66%

Visalia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Visalia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,263$82,412
Families$68,872$89,130
Married Families$80,520$106,044
Non Families$42,381$57,214
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Income by Household Type

Visalia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Visalia Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Visalia Marital Status by Race

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Visalia Marital Status

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5,761

Number of Veterans

5,276

Male Veterans

485

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,851
Second Gulf War1,300
First Gulf War1,103
Korea341
World War II148

Visalia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,503
65 to 741,326
55 to 641,213
75+923
18 to 34796

Visalia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,6897.01%
Hispanic1,7013.85%
Other4352.95%
Asian2404.19%
Black23011.62%
2 or More993.74%
Indian686.87%

Visalia Veterans by Race

Visalia Veterans by Education

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6.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Visalia Veterans by Education

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Visalia Employment by Age

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Visalia Employment by Race

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Visalia 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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71.50%

Born in California

85.87%

Native Born

14.13%

Foreign Born

7.10%

Non Citizen

7.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.87% of Visalia residents were born in the United States, with 71.50% having been born in California. 7.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Visalia Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021136,9591,1770.87%
2020135,7821,1770.87%
2019134,6051,1770.88%
2018133,4281,0400.79%
2017132,3881,7261.32%
2016130,6621,2931.00%
2015129,3698870.69%
2014128,4821,1730.92%
2013127,3098890.70%
2012126,4207710.61%
2011125,6497800.62%
2010124,86932,9923.12%
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%

Visalia Population by Year