Visalia, California Population 2022

144,772
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Visalia is a city located in Tulare County California. It is also the county seat of Tulare County. With a 2020 population of 144,772, it is the 42nd largest city in California and the 199th largest city in the United States. Visalia is currently growing at a rate of 1.18% annually and its population has increased by 2.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 141,384 in 2020. Spanning over 38 miles, Visalia has a population density of 3,817 people per square mile.

The average household income in Visalia is $82,412 with a poverty rate of 14.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,085 per month, and the median house value is $254,600. The median age in Visalia is 32 years, 31.4 years for males, and 32.7 years for females.

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 Visaliawas:

  • White: 66.09%
  • Other race: 16.87%
  • Two or more races: 7.06%
  • Asian: 6.34%
  • Black or African American: 2.58%
  • Native American: 1.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Visalia, California is 144,772 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 141,384.

Visalia, California Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Visalia Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Visalia Population by Race

Visalia Population Pyramid 2022

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Visalia Median Age

32.5


Total

32


Male

33.4


Female

Visalia Adults

There are 94,486 adults, (17,512 of whom are seniors) in Visalia.

Visalia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Visalia Sex Ratio

Female

68,564

51.51%

Male

64,536

48.49%

Visalia Population by Age

Visalia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Visalia Household Types

59.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Visalia Households and Families

3.5

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

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Visalia Households by Type

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Visalia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Visalia Educational Attainment by Race

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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 45.95%.

Visalia Educational Attainment by Race

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$40,797

Average Earnings

$45,812

Average Male

$36,275

Average Female

Visalia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Visalia Language by Age

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Visalia Language

65.93% of Visalia residents speak only English, while 34.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29.53% of the population.

Visalia Language

Visalia Poverty by Race

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14.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.17%

Male Poverty Rate

15.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Visalia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Visalia is Black, with 23.85% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.09%.

Visalia Poverty

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Visalia Poverty Rate by Education

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Visalia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Visalia Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Visalia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

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 55-64, 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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6,087

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Visalia Veterans by War

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Visalia Veterans by Age

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Visalia Veterans by Race

Visalia Veterans by Education

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8.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Visalia Veterans by Education

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62.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

5.4%

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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73.10%

Born in Visalia

87.35%

Native Born

12.65%

Foreign Born

6.61%

Non Citizen

6.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.35% of Visalia residents were born in the United States, with 73.10% having been born in California. 6.61% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Visalia Population by Year