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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Vista is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (10.82%), sales jobs (10.79%), and management occupations (8.37%).

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.

The education level of Vista citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.24% of adults 25 and older in Vista have a college degree.

The per capita income in Vista in 2010 was $21,764, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,056 for a family of four. However, Vista contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Vista is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Vista home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Vista, accounting for 47.93% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Vista residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Vista include German, Irish, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Vista's cultural character, accounting for 24.24% of the city’s population.

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