Isla Vista demographics profile

StatisticIsla VistaCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)14,69223291
Median age20.636.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)5%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%46%43%
Speak English63%56%79%
Speak Spanish17%29%13%
Isla Vista, CA has a population of 27,179 and is the 1,590th largest city in the United States. The population density is 14,692 per sq mi which is 6222% higher than the California average and 16117% higher than the national average. The median age in Isla Vista is 21 which is approximately 43% lower than the California average of 36. In Isla Vista, 5% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 63% speak English and 17% speak Spanish. 69% of Isla Vista residents were born in California, 13% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 16% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Isla Vista is 6222% higher than California.
  • The median age in Isla Vista is 43% lower than California.
  • In Isla Vista 61.69% of the population is White.
  • In Isla Vista 2.74% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Isla Vista 17.81% of the population is Asian.

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Isla Vista population breakdown by race

RaceIsla VistaCaliforniaNational
Black or African American2.74%5.85%12.63%
American Indian0.37%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.03%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race6.42%4.62%3.06%
Other race10.94%13.28%4.75%
In Isla Vista, 23.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Isla Vista, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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