Vista, CA

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2022 Population
98,392
0.263% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.9
1.45% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11%
2.52% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$88,715
12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$622,900
16.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Vista, CA had a population of 98.4k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $88,715. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Vista, CA declined from 98,651 to 98,392, a −0.263% decrease and its median household income grew from $79,196 to $88,715, a 12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Vista, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (37.4%), White (Hispanic) (19.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (19%), Other (Hispanic) (9.06%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.78%).

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.

89.3% of the residents in Vista, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Vista Adult School (284 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Vista, CA was $622,900, and the homeownership rate was 49.4%.

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.

Population & Diversity

Vista, CA is home to a population of 98.4k people, from which 89.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 23.2% of Vista, CA residents were born outside of the country (22.8k people).

In 2022, there were 1.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.8k people) in Vista, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.4k White (Hispanic) and 18.7k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89.3%
2022 Citizenship
88.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.3% of Vista, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Vista, CA was 88.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Vista, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    36.8k ± 1.86k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    19.4k ± 1.81k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    18.7k ± 2.3k
49.2%
Hispanic Population
48.4k people

In 2022, there were 1.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.8k people) in Vista, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.4k White (Hispanic) and 18.7k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

49.2% of the people in Vista, CA are hispanic (48.4k 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

23.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
22.8k people
24.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
24k people

As of 2022, 23.2% of Vista, CA residents (22.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Vista, CA was 24.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,594 ± 401
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,406 ± 354
  3. Vietnam
    1,170 ± 223

Vista, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Vista, CA employs 49.1k people. The largest industries in Vista, CA are Retail Trade (6,054 people), Manufacturing (5,586 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,323 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($108,041), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,453), and Information ($82,727).

Occupations

49.1k
2022 Value
± 1,785
−0.0895%
1 Year decline
± 5.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Vista, CA declined at a rate of −0.0895%, from 49.2k employees to 49.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vista, CA, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,613 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,228 people), and Management Occupations (4,365 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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Employment by Industries

49.1k
2022 Value
± 1,785
−0.0895%
1 Year decline
± 5.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Vista, CA declined at a rate of −0.0895%, from 49.2k employees to 49.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vista, CA, are Retail Trade (6,054 people), Manufacturing (5,586 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,323 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

$46,827
Median earning men ± $1,594
$35,344
Median earning women ± $1,984

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($85,165), Public Administration ($79,186), and Wholesale Trade ($77,639).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,656), Construction ($66,563), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,423).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler 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 52 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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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.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler 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 52 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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Education

In 2022, universities in Vista, CA awarded 284 degrees. The student population of Vista, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 16 male students and 176 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Vista, CA are Hispanic or Latino (183 and 64.4%), followed by White (51 and 18%), Two or More Races (26 and 9.15%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (12 and 4.23%).

The largest universities in Vista, CA by number of degrees awarded are Vista Adult School (284 and 100%).

The most popular majors in N/A are Medical Receptionist (66 and 23.2%), Health Information & Medical Records Technology (43 and 15.1%), and Phlebotamy Technician (39 and 13.7%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Vista, CA was $622,900 in 2022, which is 2.21 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $534,100 to $622,900, a 16.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Vista, CA is 49.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

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 $88,715. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Vista, CA was Census Tract 192.03 with a value of $141,146, followed by Census Tract 196.01 and Census Tract 199.05, with respective values of $107,550 and $105,865.

Property

$622,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,019
$15,227
Median Property Taxes
±$738

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

49.4%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 49.4% of the housing units in Vista, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.4%.

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 196.01
  3. Census Tract 199.05

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Vista, CA was Census Tract 192.03 with a value of $141,146, followed by Census Tract 196.01 and Census Tract 199.05, with respective values of $107,550 and $105,865.

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

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Household Income

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$88,715
Median Household Income
± $5,285
30.8k
Number of Households
± 1,331

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.8k households in Vista, CA grew to $88,715 from the previous year's value of $79,196.

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
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.8%)
  3. Carpooled (6.8%)

In 2022, 77.6% of workers in Vista, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.8%) and those who carpooled to work (6.8%).

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 (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.21% 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% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vista, CA (10.6k out of 96.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 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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Health

88.3% of the population of Vista, CA has health coverage, with 44.1% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 9.19% on non-group plans, and 2.06% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in San Diego County, CA see 1223 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1242 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1084 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 227 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,223 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 1,223 patients per year. This represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1,242 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.5% under 18 years, 24% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.7%
Uninsured
44.1%
Employer Coverage
17.1%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
9.19%
Non-Group
2.06%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vista, CA declined by 3.56% from 12.2% to 11.7%.

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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