StatisticIsla VistaCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)14,69225691
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Isla Vista is 5639% 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
  • In Isla Vista 17.81% of the population is Asian

Compare Isla Vista, CA Demographics


      Isla Vista population breakdown by race

      RaceIsla VistaCaliforniaNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Isla Vista age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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