Vista, California Population 2020

101,200
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Vista is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 101,200, it is the 74th largest city in California and the 314th largest city in the United States. Vista is currently declining at a rate of -0.01% annually but its population has increased by 7.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 93,834 in 2010. Vista reached it's highest population of 101,224 in 2018. Spanning over 19 miles, Vista has a population density of 5,398 people per square mile.

The average household income in Vista is $81,534 with a poverty rate of 14.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,553 per month, and the median house value is $452,000. The median age in Vista is 32.7 years, 31.4 years for males, and 33.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.6 males.

Vista Demographics

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

  • White: 80.10%
  • Other race: 7.85%
  • Asian: 4.69%
  • Two or more races: 3.86%
  • Black or African American: 3.06%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Vista, California is 101,200, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 101,224.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 93,834.

Vista, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White80,18880.10%
Some Other Race7,8637.85%
Asian4,6954.69%
Two or More Races3,8673.86%
Black or African American3,0613.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native3360.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander980.10%
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Vista Population Pyramid 2020

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Vista Median Age

32.7


Total

31.4


Male

33.9


Female

Vista Adults

There are 74,834 adults, (9,676 of whom are seniors) in Vista.

Vista Age Dependency

53.6

Age Dependency Ratio

14.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Vista Sex Ratio

Female

48,702

48.65%

Male

51,406

51.35%

Vista Households and Families

Vista Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Vista Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married57.9%42.1%
All49.2%50.8%
Male45.5%54.5%
Non Family44.5%55.5%
Female29.6%70.4%

49.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,2753.2449.2
Married15,4253.8557.9
Non Family8,3721.4944.5
Female4,4114.1729.6
Male2,0673.7945.5

3.74

Average Family Size

3.24

Average Household Size

8.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Vista Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,15712.90%
9th to 12th Grade4,5757.23%
High School Graduate15,88025.11%
Some College14,12922.34%
Associates Degree5,9139.35%
Bachelors Degree10,03115.86%
Graduate Degree4,5527.20%
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Vista Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,76828,7569,794
Hispanic26,80915,6712,218
Other Race4,8272,819519
Asian3,6923,3571,824
Black1,9641,789479
Multiple Races1,6501,418360
Native American28622158
Islander777713

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 asian people with a rate of 49.40%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,070$38,299$28,338
Less Than High School$23,267$26,872$17,733
High School Grad$30,549$35,216$26,440
Some College$36,642$42,181$30,000
Bachelors Degree$57,158$69,322$46,484
Graduate Degree$71,829$82,179$64,871

$34,070

Average Earnings

$38,299

Average Male

$28,338

Average Female

Vista Language

Vista Language by Age

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Vista Language

59.07% of Vista residents speak only English, while 40.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 36.57% of the population.

Vista Poverty

Vista Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic49,6608,41216.94%
White39,4364,00410.15%
Other7,5941,39318.34%
Asian4,65394120.22%
Multiple3,77676220.18%
Black2,88241114.26%
Native3363811.31%
Islander911314.29%

14.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.56%

Male Poverty Rate

15.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Vista

The race most likely to be in poverty in Vista is Asian, with 20.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Vista is White, with 10.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.34%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.02%
High School14.79%
Some College8.54%
Bachelors or Greater6.40%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.17%
Male Unemployed19.11%
Female Employed7.06%
Male Employed6.45%

Vista Income

Vista Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$65,696$81,534
Families$70,558$86,113
Married Families$83,824-
Non Families$48,445$61,892
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Vista Marital Status

Vista Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Vista Married by Age and Sex

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Vista Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Vista Marital Status by Race

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Vista Veterans

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5,518

Number of Veterans

5,047

Male Veterans

471

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,638
First Gulf War1,432
Vietnam1,256
Korea390
World War II148
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,601
55 to 641,204
18 to 341,013
75+852
65 to 74848
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,5867.70%
Hispanic8762.65%
Black46119.73%
2 or More1727.63%
Other1542.75%
Asian1142.85%
Indian175.56%
Hawaiian1418.18%

Vista Veterans by Education

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8.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Vista Employment Status

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67.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

4.6%

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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56.25%

Born in California

75.60%

Native Born

24.40%

Foreign Born

11.75%

Non Citizen

12.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.60% of Vista residents were born in the United States, with 56.25% having been born in California. 11.75% 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
2020101,200-12-0.01%
2019101,212-12-0.01%
2018101,2241960.19%
2017101,028-12-0.01%
2016101,0401,1551.16%
201599,8852,6602.74%
201497,2258070.84%
201396,4189230.97%
201295,4959691.03%
201194,5269601.03%
201093,5663,7090.41%
200089,85717,9852.26%
199071,87236,0387.21%
198035,83411,1463.80%
197024,6889,8935.25%
196014,79513,09024.12%
19501,7058056.60%
19409000.00%