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Visalia, California - Basic Facts

The City of Visalia had a population of 131,299 as of July 1, 2016. Visalia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Visalia is located at latitude 36.3269 and longitude -119.3289 in Tulare County. The formal boundaries for the City of Visalia (see map below) encompass a land area of 37.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Tulare County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 331 feet.

The City of Visalia (GNIS ID: 2412160) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Visalia is located within Visalia CCD of Tulare County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Visalia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Visalia: Buena Vista, Vicealia, Visaija.

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Visalia, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 131,299
Population in Households 129,893
Population in Familes 110,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,406
Population Density1 3,524
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 43,288
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 32,141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 46,408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,933 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,355 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,120 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $219,050
Average Home Value $266,863


Median Household Income $55,365
Average Household Income $73,823
Per Capita Income $24,830
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 0.84%
Households 0.73% 0.77%
Families 0.77% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Visalia, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Visalia to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 43 97th
Population Density1 # 368 76th
Diversity Index2 # 346 77th
Median Household Income # 748 51st
Per Capita Income # 923 39th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.