Visalia, CA

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Population

130,047

1.02% growth

Median Age

31.9


Median Household Income

$54,934

5.44% growth

Poverty Rate

20.3%


Number of Employees

53,030

1.52% growth

Median Property Value

$207,400

8.87% growth

About

In 2017, Visalia, CA had a population of 130k people with a median age of 31.9 and a median household income of $54,934. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Visalia, CA grew from 128,738 to 130,047, a 1.02% increase and its median household income grew from $52,099 to $54,934, a 5.44% increase.

The population of Visalia, CA is 50.3% Hispanic or Latino, 40.4% White Alone, and 4.91% Asian Alone. 32.4% of the people in Visalia, CA speak a non-English language, and 92.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Visalia, CA are San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia (3,242 degrees awarded in 2016), College of the Sequoias (1,966 degrees), and Advanced Career Institute (386 degrees).

The median property value in Visalia, CA is $207,400, and the homeownership rate is 59.8%. Most people in Visalia, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Visalia, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Visalia, CA employs 53k people. The largest industries in Visalia, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,856 people), Educational Services (6,352 people), and Retail Trade (6,196 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,000), Public Administration ($62,327), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,332).

Median household income in Visalia, CA is $54,934. Males in Visalia, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Visalia, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,934

2017 value

± $3,325

5.44%

1 Year Growth

± 7.22%

Households in Visalia, CA have a median annual income of $54,934, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,099 in 2016, which represents a 5.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Visalia, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Visalia, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Visalia, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 10.05

  2. Census Tract 10.03

  3. Census Tract 19.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Visalia, CA was Census Tract 10.05 with a value of $85,313, followed by Census Tract 10.03 and Census Tract 19.02, with respective values of $81,649 and $74,286.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Visalia, CA (26.2k out of 129k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    20,098 ± 1,606

  2. Hispanic

    18,235 ± 1,572

  3. Other

    1,994 ± 451

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Visalia, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

53k

2017 Value

± 2,138

1.52%

1 Year growth

± 5.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Visalia, CA grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 52.2k employees to 53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Visalia, CA, are Sales & Related Occupations (6,573 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,486 people), and Management Occupations (4,691 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Visalia, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Visalia, CA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (6,573 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,486 people), and Management Occupations (4,691 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Visalia, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.27 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.56 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Visalia, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($85,335), Legal Occupations ($81,736), and Protective Service Occupations ($80,240).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

53k

2017 Value

± 2,138

1.52%

1 Year growth

± 5.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Visalia, CA grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 52.2k employees to 53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Visalia, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,856 people), Educational Services (6,352 people), and Retail Trade (6,196 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Visalia, CA, though some of these residents may live in Visalia, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Visalia, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,856 people), Educational Services (6,352 people), and Retail Trade (6,196 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Visalia, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.55 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.54 times), and Educational Services (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Visalia, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,000), Public Administration ($62,327), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,332).

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Domestic Trade

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. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

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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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

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. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Health

92.5% of the population of Visalia, CA has health coverage, with 43.2% on employee plans, 23.8% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Visalia, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.47%

Uninsured

43.2%

Employer Coverage

23.8%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

1.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Visalia, CA declined by 23.6% from 9.78% to 7.47%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Visalia, CA is home to a population of 130k people, from which 92.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 14% of Visalia, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Visalia, CA is composed of 65.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (50.3%), 52.6k White Alone residents (40.4%), 6.39k Asian Alone residents (4.91%), 2.81k Two or More Races residents (2.16%), 2.08k Black or African American Alone residents (1.6%), 618 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.475%), 111 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0854%), and 82 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0631%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Visalia, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (30,861 speakers), Other Asian Languages (1,266 speakers), and Tagalog (771 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Visalia, CA was 31.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Visalia, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Visalia, CA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 14% of Visalia, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Visalia, CA was 14.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Visalia, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Visalia, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

92.7%

2017 Citizenship

92.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.7% of Visalia, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Visalia, CA was 92.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    65.4k ± 3.6k

  2. White Alone

    52.6k ± 1.75k

  3. Asian Alone

    6.39k ± 811

In 2017, there were 1.24 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (65.4k people) in Visalia, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52.6k White Alone and 6.39k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Visalia, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    30,861 speakers (26.5%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    1,266 speakers (1.09%)

  3. Tagalog

    771 speakers (0.661%)

32.4% of Visalia, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Visalia, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 26.5% of the overall population of Visalia, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.09% speak Other Asian Languages and 0.661% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,707 ± 265

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    909 ± 334

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    570 ± 202

Visalia, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Visalia, CA awarded 5,999 degrees. The student population of Visalia, CA is skewed towards women, with 7,176 male students and 11,363 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Visalia, CA are Hispanic or Latino (3,412 and 57%), followed by White (1,561 and 26.1%), Black or African American (287 and 4.79%), and Asian (278 and 4.64%).

The largest universities in Visalia, CA by number of degrees awarded are San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia (3,242 and 54%), College of the Sequoias (1,966 and 32.8%), and Advanced Career Institute (386 and 6.43%).

The most popular majors in Visalia, CA are Medical Assistant (1,252 and 20.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (576 and 9.6%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (337 and 5.62%).

The median tuition costs in Visalia, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 576 degrees awarded

  2. 492 degrees awarded

  3. 237 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Visalia, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 576 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Visalia, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,242 degrees awarded

  2. 1,966 degrees awarded

  3. 386 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Visalia, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia with 3,242 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,210

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,789

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,210 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Visalia, CA, which is 0.583 times less than the 3,789 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Visalia, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,412 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,561 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    287 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Visalia, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 3,412 degrees mean that there were 2.19 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,561 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Visalia, CA was $207,400 in 2017, which is 0.953 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $190,500 to $207,400, a 8.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Visalia, CA is 59.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Visalia, CA have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Visalia, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$54,934

Median Household Income

± $3,325

42.2k

Number of Households

± 1,786

In 2017, the median household income of the 42.2k households in Visalia, CA grew to $54,934 from the previous year's value of $52,099.

The following chart displays the households in Visalia, 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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Housing

Property Value

$207,400

2017 Median

± $6,847

$190,500

2016 Median

± $5,944

In 2017, the median property value in Visalia, CA grew to to $207,400 from the previous year's value of $190,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Visalia, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Visalia, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Visalia, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Visalia, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

59.8%

2017 Homeownership

59%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.8% of the housing units in Visalia, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Visalia, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Visalia, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Visalia, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Visalia, CA have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.78% of the workforce in Visalia, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.57%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Visalia, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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