Vista, CA

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Population

99,496

0.95% growth

Median Age

32.8


Median Household Income

$59,833

10.4% growth

Poverty Rate

15.4%


Number of Employees

48,127

5.5% growth

Median Property Value

$423,500

7.84% growth

About

In 2017, Vista, CA had a population of 99.5k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $59,833. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Vista, CA grew from 98,560 to 99,496, a 0.95% increase and its median household income grew from $54,203 to $59,833, a 10.4% increase.

The population of Vista, CA is 49.9% Hispanic or Latino, 40.4% White Alone, and 4.72% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Vista, CA speak a non-English language, and 86.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Vista, CA are Brightwood College-Vista (458 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Vista, CA is $423,500, and the homeownership rate is 49.2%. Most people in Vista, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Vista, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Vista, CA employs 48.1k people. The largest industries in Vista, CA are Retail Trade (6,495 people), Manufacturing (6,438 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,955 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($119,432), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,603), and Public Administration ($58,068).

Median household income in Vista, CA is $59,833. Males in Vista, 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 Vista, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,833

2017 value

± $2,501

10.4%

1 Year Growth

± 5.07%

Households in Vista, CA have a median annual income of $59,833, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,203 in 2016, which represents a 10.4% 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 California 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 California 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 Vista, 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 197.02

  2. Census Tract 196.02

  3. Census Tract 199.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Vista, CA was Census Tract 197.02 with a value of $82,176, followed by Census Tract 196.02 and Census Tract 199.02, with respective values of $72,064 and $70,469.

The following map shows all of the places in Vista, 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

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vista, CA (15.1k out of 97.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    11,397 ± 943

  2. Hispanic

    8,497 ± 815

  3. Other

    1,278 ± 282

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Vista, 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

48.1k

2017 Value

± 1,693

5.5%

1 Year growth

± 4.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Vista, CA grew at a rate of 5.5%, from 45.6k employees to 48.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vista, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,763 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,722 people), and Production Occupations (4,502 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Vista, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Vista, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,763 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,722 people), and Production Occupations (4,502 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Vista, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.45 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.11 times), and Production Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Vista, CA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($79,375), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($71,289), and Protective Service Occupations ($70,352).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

48.1k

2017 Value

± 1,693

5.5%

1 Year growth

± 4.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Vista, CA grew at a rate of 5.5%, from 45.6k employees to 48.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vista, CA, are Retail Trade (6,495 people), Manufacturing (6,438 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,955 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Vista, CA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (6,495 people), Manufacturing (6,438 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,955 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Vista, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.06 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.74 times), and Construction (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Vista, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($119,432), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,603), and Public Administration ($58,068).

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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. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

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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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% 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. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

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

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Health

84.9% of the population of Vista, CA has health coverage, with 42.4% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 8.68% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 2.38% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Vista, 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

15.1%

Uninsured

42.4%

Employer Coverage

19.7%

Medicaid

8.68%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

2.38%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vista, CA declined by 11.3% from 17% to 15.1%.

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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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

Vista, CA is home to a population of 99.5k people, from which 86.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 25% of Vista, CA residents were born outside of the country (24.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Vista, CA is composed of 49.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (49.9%), 40.2k White Alone residents (40.4%), 4.69k Asian Alone residents (4.72%), 2.76k Black or African American Alone residents (2.77%), 1.88k Two or More Races residents (1.89%), 109 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.11%), 108 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.109%), and 73 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0734%).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Vista, CA was 32.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Vista, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Vista, CA residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

25%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

24.9k people

25%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

24.6k people

As of 2017, 25% of Vista, CA residents (24.9k people) 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 Vista, CA was 25%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

86.7%

2017 Citizenship

85.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 86.7% of Vista, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Vista, CA was 85.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    49.7k ± 2.37k

  2. White Alone

    40.2k ± 1.89k

  3. Asian Alone

    4.69k ± 707

In 2017, there were 1.24 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (49.7k people) in Vista, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 40.2k White Alone and 4.69k 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 Vista, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,613 ± 298

  2. Vietnam

    1,264 ± 226

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    784 ± 194

Vista, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Vista, CA awarded 458 degrees. The student population of Vista, CA is skewed towards women, with 103 male students and 392 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Vista, CA are Hispanic or Latino (210 and 45.9%), followed by White (117 and 25.5%), Unknown (49 and 10.7%), and Black or African American (25 and 5.46%).

The largest universities in Vista, CA by number of degrees awarded are Brightwood College-Vista (458 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Vista, CA are Medical Assistant (197 and 43%), Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services (74 and 16.2%), and Dental Assisting (50 and 10.9%).

The median tuition costs in Vista, 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. 74 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

  3. 194 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Vista, CA was Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services with 74 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Vista, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

458 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Vista, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brightwood College-Vista with 458 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

95

Degrees Awarded to Men

363

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 95 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Vista, CA, which is 0.262 times less than the 363 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Vista, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    210 degrees awarded

  2. White

    117 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    49 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Vista, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 210 degrees mean that there were 1.79 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 117 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Vista, CA was $423,500 in 2017, which is 1.84 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $392,700 to $423,500, a 7.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Vista, CA is 49.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Vista, CA have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Vista, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$423,500

2017 Median

± $11,050

$392,700

2016 Median

± $11,082

In 2017, the median property value in Vista, CA grew to to $423,500 from the previous year's value of $392,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Vista, 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 Vista, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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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.

$59,833

Median Household Income

± $2,501

30.6k

Number of Households

± 1,216

In 2017, the median household income of the 30.6k households in Vista, CA grew to $59,833 from the previous year's value of $54,203.

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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Vista, CA 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.

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Rent vs Own

49.2%

2017 Homeownership

47.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 49.2% of the housing units in Vista, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.7%.

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

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vista, CA have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.9% of the workforce in Vista, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.72%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Vista, CA was Drove Alone (81.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.72%) and those who Worked At Home (4.41%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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