Isla Vista, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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Isla Vista, California - Basic Facts

The Isla Vista Census Designated Place had a population of 24,620 as of July 1, 2018. Isla Vista ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Isla Vista is located at latitude 34.4141 and longitude -119.8579 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the Isla Vista Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Santa Barbara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Isla Vista Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408433) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Isla Vista Census Designated Place is located within Santa Barbara CCD of Santa Barbara County.


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Isla Vista, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 24,620
Population in Households 16,092
Population in Familes 2,485
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,528
Population Density2 13,309
Diversity Index3 76
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,685
Average Household Income $46,475
Per Capita Income $13,365

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 ( 2.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,034 (94.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $796,053
Average Home Value $748,162
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,188
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 822
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.78% 0.51%
Households 0.7% 0.76%
Families 0.92% 0.95%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Isla Vista, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Isla Vista to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 310 80th
Population Density # 26 98th
Diversity Index # 502 67th
Median Household Income # 1454 4th
Per Capita Income # 1411 7th

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