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Vista, California
Pismo Beach, California
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Vista is 138% more densely populated than Pismo Beach.
People are 12% less likely to be married in Pismo Beach.
The Median Age is 15.5 years younger in Vista.

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PEOPLE
 Vista, CAPismo Beach, CAUnited States
 Population100,8908,162321,418,820
 Population - 201092,4787,802308,745,538
 Population - 200089,8578,551285,036,114
 Population - 199071,8727,669251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now40.38%6.43%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now12.28%-4.55%12.76%
 Pop. Density5,4012,26891
 Land Area1943,531,905
 Water Area010264,837
 Median Age33.749.237.4
 Female Population50.43%52.27%50.81%
 Male Population49.57%47.73%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Vista, CAPismo Beach, CAUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.51%5.74%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.57%3.26%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.38%7.01%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.55%1.82%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.33%1.09%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.27%6.43%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3418.02%12.63%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4414.33%8.27%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.13%12.69%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.57%8.60%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.42%8.22%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.05%12.51%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.14%7.82%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.75%3.92%1.85%
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 RACE
 Vista, CAPismo Beach, CAUnited States
 White42.31%88.93%62.77%
 Black2.36%0.94%12.24%
 Asian5.15%2.11%4.95%
 Native American0.16%0.18%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.18%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.07%0.00%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.07%3.40%2.13%
 Hispanic47.69%4.44%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic52.31%95.56%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Vista, CAPismo Beach, CAUnited States
 Households30,6623,652116,211,000
 Family Households21,1411,90876,958,100
 Non Family Households9,5211,74439,253,000
 Household Size3.072.132.63
 Married Population47.20%58.71%50.58%
 Single Population52.80%41.29%49.42%
 Now Married45.92%54.43%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.28%4.28%2.17%
 Never Married37.60%22.38%32.55%
 Widowed4.51%5.37%5.95%
 Divorced10.69%13.54%10.92%
 Married, w/children33.41%30.08%31.68%
 Married, no children39.09%59.33%41.44%
 Single, w/children16.16%5.56%16.94%
 Single, no children11.34%5.03%9.95%
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 COMMENTS
Comments about Vista

Vista, CA Climate: Great climate year-round. Even though Vista is about 5 miles inland from Carlsbad in north San Diego county, you will enjoy the climate. You can live without an air... (read more)

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Comments about Pismo Beach

Update after living here for 5 years: It's still challenging to find a good job: Diablo Canyon Nuclear plant has announced it will be closing in 9 years, so many 6-figure incomes will be going along with the... (read more)

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