Population: 92,994

Male 50% Female 50%
Married 57%
Single 43%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Vista has a low population density. Vista is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

4,978 Vista
27,441 New York

City Info

Vista, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Vista has a population density of 4,978, with 92,994 current residents.

Out of the 92,994 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 57% of the residents are married and 43% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 71% Sun
  • 10% Rain
  • 0% Snow


58°F average temperature

  • 27 years Median home age
  • $267,100 Median home price
  • -11.98% Home appreciation rate
  • 7.35% Annual property tax
  • 52.6%
    Homes owned
  • 44.1%
    Homes rented
  • 3.3%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Vista, the air quality is 5% and the weather, on average, is 71% sunny, 10% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 58°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Vista, you should know that 52.6% of homes are owned while 44.1% of homes are rented, and 3.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $267,100, the median age of homes is 27 years, the annual home appreciation is -11.98% and the annual property tax is 7.35%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Vista, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Vista’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Vista is 32 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 54.15% Democratic, 43.95% Republican, and 1.90% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:23


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 76%
    High school diploma
  • 7%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 13%
    Bachelors degree
  • 6%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Vista, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 11.70% of residents are unemployed in Vista (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Vista residents: 11.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 16.46% are in the arts and sciences field, 17% are in the customer service field, 27.7% are in the sales field, 1.50% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 11% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 14.5% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:23. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 75.56%, 7.29% of residents have an associate’s degree, 13.02% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 6.41% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Vista, you should be aware that the average commute time is 29 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Vista have a few different options. 74% of commuters use their own cars, 16% of commuters carpool, 3% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.

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