Vista, CA

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2020 Population
100,659
0.0268% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
33.9
3.04% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.3%
9.22% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$73,163
1.44% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$503,500
4.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Vista, CA had a population of 101k people with a median age of 33.9 and a median household income of $73,163. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Vista, CA declined from 100,686 to 100,659, a −0.0268% decrease and its median household income grew from $72,125 to $73,163, a 1.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Vista, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (38.4%), White (Hispanic) (36%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.93%), Other (Hispanic) (6.48%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.05%).

None of the households in Vista, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.4% of the residents in Vista, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Vista Adult School (379 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Vista, CA was $503,500, and the homeownership rate was 49.6%.

Most people in Vista, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Vista, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Vista, CA is home to a population of 101k people, from which 88.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 25.3% of Vista, CA residents were born outside of the country (25.5k people).

In 2020, there were 1.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.7k people) in Vista, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.2k White (Hispanic) and 6.98k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.4%
2020 Citizenship
88.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 88.4% of Vista, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Vista, CA was 88.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Vista, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38.7k ± 1.93k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    36.2k ± 1.6k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    6.98k ± 1.67k
50.2%
Hispanic Population
50.5k people

In 2020, there were 1.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.7k people) in Vista, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.2k White (Hispanic) and 6.98k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

50.2% of the people in Vista, CA are hispanic (50.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Vista, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

25.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
25.5k people
25.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
25.4k people

As of 2020, 25.3% of Vista, CA residents (25.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Vista, CA was 25.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,725 ± 322
  2. Vietnam
    1,224 ± 235
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,160 ± 331

Vista, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Vista, CA employs 50k people. The largest industries in Vista, CA are Retail Trade (6,692 people), Manufacturing (6,134 people), and Construction (5,134 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($107,143), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($75,444), and Public Administration ($53,856).

Occupations

50k
2020 Value
± 1,866
−1.39%
1 Year decline
± 5.21%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Vista, CA declined at a rate of −1.39%, from 50.7k employees to 50k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vista, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,152 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,554 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,321 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Vista, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in California (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

50k
2020 Value
± 1,866
−1.39%
1 Year decline
± 5.21%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Vista, CA declined at a rate of −1.39%, from 50.7k employees to 50k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vista, CA, are Retail Trade (6,692 people), Manufacturing (6,134 people), and Construction (5,134 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Vista, CA, though some of these residents may live in Vista, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,367
Median earning men ± $2,088
$29,873
Median earning women ± $2,252

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($74,025), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,133), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($49,063).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,484), Information ($49,531), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,977).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Vista, CA awarded 379 degrees. The student population of Vista, CA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 36 male students and 228 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Vista, CA are Hispanic or Latino (245 and 64.6%), followed by White (83 and 21.9%), Two or More Races (17 and 4.49%), and Black or African American (12 and 3.17%).

The largest universities in Vista, CA by number of degrees awarded are Vista Adult School (379 and 100%).

The most popular majors in N/A are Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (62 and 16.4%), Medical Receptionist (53 and 14%), and Health Information & Medical Records Technology (49 and 12.9%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.74% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.99% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (7.14M), High School or Equivalent (6.69M), and Bachelors Degree (6.15M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Vista, CA was $503,500 in 2020, which is 2.19 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $480,900 to $503,500, a 4.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Vista, CA is 49.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Vista, CA have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Vista, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Vista, CA is $73,163. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Vista, CA was Census Tract 192.03 with a value of $103,140, followed by Census Tract 197.02 and Census Tract 199.02, with respective values of $92,841 and $87,614.

Property

$503,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$14,801
$15,328
Median Property Taxes
±$814

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Vista, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Vista, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

49.6%
Homeownership
2020
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 49.6% of the housing units in Vista, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.2%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Vista, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 192.03
  2. Census Tract 197.02
  3. Census Tract 199.02

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Vista, CA was Census Tract 192.03 with a value of $103,140, followed by Census Tract 197.02 and Census Tract 199.02, with respective values of $92,841 and $87,614.

The following map shows all of the places in Vista, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$73,163
Median Household Income
± $2,868
30.9k
Number of Households
± 1,373

In 2020, the median household income of the 30.9k households in Vista, CA grew to $73,163 from the previous year's value of $72,125.

The following chart displays the households in Vista, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Vista, CA is from California.
0.498
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.98%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.92%)

In 2018, 81.7% of workers in Vista, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.98%) and those who worked at home (4.92%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vista, CA have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.13% of the workforce in Vista, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Vista, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Vista, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vista, CA (11.2k out of 99.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Vista, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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88.6% of the population of Vista, CA has health coverage, with 43.6% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 9.63% on non-group plans, and 2.32% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in San Diego County, CA see 1242 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.878% decrease from the previous year (1253 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1100 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,242 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Diego County, CA

Primary care physicians in San Diego County, CA see an average of 1,242 patients per year. This represents a 0.878% decrease from the previous year (1,253 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Diego County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.2% under 18 years, 24.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.4%
Uninsured
43.6%
Employer Coverage
19.2%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
9.63%
Non-Group
2.32%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vista, CA declined by 3.4% from 11.8% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Vista, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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