Vista, California Population 2021

103,346
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Vista is a city located in San Diego County California. With a 2020 population of 103,346, it is the 71st largest city in California and the 306th largest city in the United States . Vista is currently growing at a rate of 0.83% annually and its population has increased by 10.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 93,834 in 2010. Vista reached it's highest population of 103,346 in 2021. Spanning over 19 miles, Vista has a population density of 5,513 people per square mile.

The average household income in Vista is $89,358 with a poverty rate of 12.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,669 per month, and the median house value is $480,900. The median age in Vista is 32.9 years, 32 years for males, and 33.6 years for females.

Vista Demographics

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

  • White: 82.98%
  • Other race: 5.34%
  • Asian: 4.22%
  • Two or more races: 3.35%
  • Black or African American: 3.09%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.40%
The current population of Vista, California is 103,346 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 100,784.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 93,834.

Vista, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White83,55482.98%
Some Other Race5,3795.34%
Asian4,2524.22%
Two or More Races3,3753.35%
Black or African American3,1073.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native6120.61%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4070.40%
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Vista Population by Race

Vista Population Pyramid $2021

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Vista Median Age

32.9


Total

32


Male

33.6


Female

Vista Adults

There are 75,004 adults, (10,069 of whom are seniors) in Vista.

Vista Age Dependency

55.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Vista Sex Ratio

Female

49,077

48.74%

Male

51,609

51.26%

Vista Population by Age

Vista Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Vista Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married56.7%43.3%
All49.2%50.8%
Non Family45.9%54.1%
Male43.9%56.1%
Female28.7%71.3%

49.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Vista Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,1683.2749.2
Married16,0263.9256.7
Non Family8,0891.4945.9
Female4,1794.0528.7
Male1,8743.7143.9

3.77

Average Family Size

3.27

Average Household Size

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Vista Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,05412.60%
9th to 12th Grade5,3728.40%
High School Graduate15,36324.03%
Some College14,40822.54%
Associates Degree5,4318.50%
Bachelors Degree10,38216.24%
Graduate Degree4,9117.68%
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Vista Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Vista Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White29,83728,80710,413
Hispanic27,67015,8512,440
Other Race3,6712,201444
Asian3,3332,9651,578
Black1,9861,813448
2+ Races1,4311,227404
Native American408346128
Islander24224271

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 47.34%.

Vista Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,618$40,546$31,395
Less Than 9th Grade$24,783$27,593$18,506
High School Graduate$32,469$37,569$27,805
Some College$37,700$43,433$31,932
Bachelors Degree$62,343$75,593$52,326
Graduate Degree$76,578$86,063$66,667

$36,618

Average Earnings

$40,546

Average Male

$31,395

Average Female

Vista Earnings by Educational Attainment

Vista Language by Age

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Vista Language

57.66% of Vista residents speak only English, while 42.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 38.12% of the population.

Vista Language

Vista Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic50,7018,00715.79%
White39,0712,9387.52%
Other5,18880415.50%
Asian4,21967916.09%
Multiple3,30553216.10%
Black2,91239413.53%
Islander40013634.00%
Native604111.82%

12.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.53%

Male Poverty Rate

13.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Vista

The race most likely to be in poverty in Vista is Islander, with 34.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Vista is Native, with 1.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.16%.

Vista Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.50%
High School11.15%
Some College6.82%
Bachelors or Greater5.47%

Vista Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed20.30%
Male Unemployed17.26%
Female Employed6.81%
Male Employed5.57%

Vista Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Vista Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,125$89,358
Families$78,666$93,852
Married Families$92,055$106,100
Non Families$52,424$69,165
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Income by Household Type

Vista Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Vista Marital Status by Race

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Vista Marital Status

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5,486

Number of Veterans

5,044

Male Veterans

442

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War1,573
Second Gulf War1,570
Vietnam1,242
Korea290
World War II116

Vista Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,758
55 to 641,047
18 to 34928
65 to 74896
75+857

Vista Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,6197.51%
Hispanic9092.68%
Black48020.61%
Other Race1693.96%
Asian1002.79%
2+ Races844.40%
Native American194.12%
Islander155.15%

Vista Veterans by Race

Vista Veterans by Education

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6.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Vista Veterans by Education

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69.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Vista Employment by Age

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Vista Employment by Race

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Vista 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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55.37%

Born in Vista

74.75%

Native Born

25.25%

Foreign Born

11.27%

Non Citizen

13.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.75% of Vista residents were born in the United States, with 55.37% having been born in California. 11.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Vista Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021103,3468540.83%
2020102,4928540.84%
2019101,6388540.85%
2018100,784440.04%
2017100,740-6-0.01%
2016100,7461,1231.13%
201599,6232,6242.71%
201496,9997880.82%
201396,2119040.95%
201295,3079521.01%
201194,3559541.02%
201093,4013,5440.39%
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%

Vista Population by Year