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3.44% growth
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Median Household Income
8.54% growth
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Number of Employees
6.45% growth
Median Property Value
12.3% growth

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The economy of Isla Vista, CA employs 11,214 people. The economy of Isla Vista, CA is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 4.04; 2.64; and 2.57 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Isla Vista, CA are Educational Services (4,225), Accommodation & Food Service (2,388), and Retail trade (1,556), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($20,603), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($15,438), and Finance & Insurance ($8,194).

Median household income in Isla Vista, CA is $22,304. Males in Isla Vista, CA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,555. The income inequality of Isla Vista, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.528 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Isla Vista, CA. In Santa Barbara County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 79 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,593. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Isla Vista, CA is from the county of Santa Barbara County, CA.

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Isla Vista, CA is home to a population of 27,179 people, from which 87.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Isla Vista, CA is composed of 14,093 White residents (51.9%), 6,452 Hispanic residents (23.7%), 4,801 Asian residents (17.7%), 1,105 Two+ residents (4.07%), and 686 Black residents (2.52%). The most common foreign languages in Isla Vista, CA are Spanish (4,144 speakers), Chinese (2,105 speakers), and Vietnamese (358 speakers), but compared to other places, Isla Vista, CA has a relative high number of Scandinavian (166 speakers), Persian (285 speakers), and Chinese (2,105 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Isla Vista, CA awarded 6,311 degrees. The student population of Isla Vista, CA is skewed towards females, with 2,839 male students and 3,472 female students. Most students in Isla Vista, CA are White (2,603 and 41.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,356 and 21.5%), Asian (981 and 15.5%), and Two or more races (461 and 7.3%). The largest universities in Isla Vista, CA by number of graduates are University of California-Santa Barbara (6,311 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Isla Vista, CA are Experimental Psychology (489 and 7.75%), Sociology (422 and 6.69%), and General Communication (352 and 5.58%). The median tuition costs in Isla Vista, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,220 and $37,902 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Isla Vista, CA is $428,100, which is 2.09 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $381,300 to $428,100, a 12.3% increase. The homeownership rate of Isla Vista, CA is 1.57%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Isla Vista, CA have an average commute time of 12.5 minutes, and they commute by Bicycle. Car ownership in Isla Vista, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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