Vista, CA
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Vista is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 100,890 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Vista is the 74th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Vista are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities, Vista isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Vista are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Vista is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Vista who work in office and administrative support (11.96%), sales jobs (11.26%), and maintenance occupations (8.22%).

Also of interest is that Vista has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In terms of college education, Vista is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.69% of adults 25 and older in Vista have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Vista in 2010 was $21,161, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,644 for a family of four. However, Vista contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Vista is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Vista home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vista residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Vista also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 47.69% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Vista include German, Irish, Italian, and French .

In addition, Vista has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.91%).

The most common language spoken in Vista is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.