Latest Data (2018)
Population 101,224
Nationwide Rank 306

Quick Facts

Vista, California is the 306th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Vista, California is a city.

Vista, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Vista had its largest population ever.

Vista, California's growth is about average. 55% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Vista, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
296 Wichita Falls, Texas 104,576 0.4%
297 Sparks, Nevada 104,246 55.7%
298 Burbank, California 103,695 3.2%
299 Rialto, California 103,440 11.4%
300 Allen, Texas 103,383 129.2%
301 El Cajon, California 103,241 8.5%
302 Las Cruces, New Mexico 102,926 39.8%
303 Renton, Washington 102,153 98.4%
304 Davenport, Iowa 102,085 3.9%
305 South Bend, Indiana 101,860 -5.9%
306 Vista, California 101,224 12.5%
307 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 101,113 28.4%
308 San Angelo, Texas 100,215 13.3%
309 Kenosha, Wisconsin 100,164 9.8%
310 Vacaville, California 100,154 11.9%
311 Roanoke, Virginia 99,920 5.3%
312 Spokane Valley, Washington 99,703 23.2%
313 Boca Raton, Florida 99,244 19.3%
314 Beaverton, Oregon 98,962 23.8%
315 Edinburg, Texas 98,665 101.6%
316 Lee's Summit, Missouri 98,461 38.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
112 Glendale 201,361 3.0%
113 Huntington Beach 200,641 5.5%
141 Ontario 181,107 14.1%
145 Rancho Cucamonga 177,751 37.6%
146 Santa Rosa 177,586 18.9%
147 Oceanside 176,080 8.7%
149 Elk Grove 172,886 111.6%
150 Garden Grove 172,646 4.3%
154 Corona 168,819 30.8%
160 Hayward 159,620 13.2%
161 Lancaster 159,053 33.4%
164 Palmdale 156,667 33.3%
165 Salinas 156,259 8.8%
169 Sunnyvale 153,185 16.2%
172 Pomona 152,361 2.8%
173 Escondido 152,213 13.3%
181 Torrance 145,182 5.0%
187 Pasadena 141,371 5.0%
191 Fullerton 139,640 10.3%
193 Orange 139,484 7.3%
195 Roseville 139,117 71.1%
205 Visalia 133,800 39.9%
212 Concord 129,688 6.0%
214 Santa Clara 129,488 26.4%
217 Thousand Oaks 127,690 8.6%
221 Simi Valley 125,851 12.3%
228 Victorville 122,312 89.5%
230 Vallejo 121,913 3.8%
232 Berkeley 121,643 18.0%
244 Fairfield 116,884 20.7%
249 Carlsbad 115,877 45.9%
250 El Monte 115,586 -0.5%
251 Murrieta 114,985 121.9%
252 Temecula 114,742 67.0%
255 Costa Mesa 113,615 3.7%
261 Downey 112,269 4.4%
262 Clovis 112,022 60.2%
267 Antioch 111,535 21.8%
271 San Buenaventura (Ventura) 111,128 9.7%
275 Richmond 110,146 10.5%
277 Inglewood 109,419 -2.9%
280 Jurupa Valley 108,393
283 Santa Maria 107,408 37.5%
286 Daly City 107,008 3.2%
290 West Covina 106,311 0.9%
293 Norwalk 105,120 0.5%
294 San Mateo 105,025 13.2%
298 Burbank 103,695 3.2%
299 Rialto 103,440 11.4%
301 El Cajon 103,241 8.5%
306 Vista 101,224 12.5%
310 Vacaville 100,154 11.9%
326 San Marcos 96,847 73.3%
327 Compton 96,617 3.1%
335 Hesperia 95,274 51.1%
336 Mission Viejo 95,202 1.7%
337 Chico 94,776 22.9%
342 South Gate 94,443 -2.1%
353 Menifee 92,595 116.4%
356 Carson 91,909 2.1%
357 Tracy 91,812 58.1%
358 Redding 91,772 12.7%
360 Chino 91,583 30.7%
361 Santa Monica 91,411 8.3%
362 Santa Barbara 91,350 1.9%
363 Indio 91,240 81.3%
365 Westminster 90,938 3.0%
367 Livermore 90,269 22.0%
368 San Leandro 89,703 12.4%
378 Citrus Heights 87,910 2.9%
384 Hawthorne 86,965 3.2%
387 Redwood City 86,200 14.2%
388 Whittier 86,064 2.6%
391 Lake Forest 85,623 12.5%
394 Newport Beach 85,326 7.9%
395 Hemet 85,275 43.5%
402 Alhambra 84,649 -0.6%
408 Chino Hills 83,447 23.8%
409 Mountain View 83,377 17.9%
410 Merced 83,316 28.8%
414 Buena Park 82,421 5.5%
416 Pleasanton 82,372 28.1%
424 Manteca 81,592 61.8%
433 Milpitas 80,430 27.9%
435 Lakewood 80,140 0.8%
436 Tustin 79,795 17.8%
439 Napa 79,263 8.7%
440 Perris 79,133 117.4%
441 Folsom 79,022 49.9%
444 Alameda 78,338 8.0%
453 Bellflower 77,131 5.6%
456 Upland 77,000 11.8%
463 San Ramon 75,839 68.8%
465 Baldwin Park 75,813 -0.1%
477 Rancho Cordova 74,585 38.8%
478 Union City 74,559 10.4%
490 Apple Valley 73,508 34.6%
491 Turlock 73,504 29.0%
498 Pittsburg 72,437 26.6%
505 Redlands 71,586 11.9%
513 Lynwood 70,504 0.7%
517 Walnut Creek 69,825 8.0%
520 Davis 69,289 17.1%
522 Camarillo 69,127 20.2%
534 Lake Elsinore 68,183 132.9%
538 Yorba Linda 67,787 14.7%
539 South San Francisco 67,733 11.7%
543 Redondo Beach 67,412 6.1%
544 Rocklin 67,221 80.4%
547 Lodi 66,995 16.5%
548 Yuba City 66,992 31.0%
552 Palo Alto 66,666 13.8%
559 Laguna Niguel 66,266 5.4%
568 Madera 65,706 50.4%
577 San Clemente 64,857 28.2%
579 Eastvale 64,822
580 Santa Cruz 64,725 15.8%
582 Tulare 64,475 40.5%
590 Brentwood 63,800 157.9%
592 Dublin 63,445 106.9%
599 Encinitas 62,904 8.1%
600 Pico Rivera 62,888 -0.9%
601 Montebello 62,632 0.6%
604 La Habra 62,183 4.5%
607 Petaluma 61,917 12.9%
610 National City 61,431 13.1%
621 Woodland 60,531 21.7%
623 Monterey Park 60,401 0.3%
625 Cupertino 60,170 14.3%
629 Porterville 59,988 30.5%
633 Gardena 59,721 3.0%
634 La Mesa 59,556 8.6%
644 Gilroy 58,756 40.8%
645 San Rafael 58,704 4.5%
650 Arcadia 58,610 10.1%
653 Huntington Park 58,173 -5.2%
654 Santee 58,115 9.5%
673 Hanford 56,910 35.6%
679 Diamond Bar 56,275 -0.1%
684 Fountain Valley 55,814 1.4%
685 Novato 55,655 16.4%
691 Highland 55,406 23.5%
702 Cathedral City 54,902 27.7%
706 Colton 54,741 13.9%
709 Rosemead 54,412 1.4%
710 Paramount 54,387 -1.7%
721 Watsonville 53,920 15.8%
727 West Sacramento 53,727 67.6%
728 Yucaipa 53,682 29.5%
734 Palm Desert 53,185 19.2%
738 Delano 53,014 33.4%
745 Glendora 52,002 5.0%
749 Aliso Viejo 51,783 29.4%
751 Placentia 51,671 10.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 101,224 306
2017 101,568 301
2016 101,659 301
2015 100,890 297
2014 98,079 308
2013 96,929 306
2012 96,047 305
2011 95,041 306
2010 93,834 306
2009 92,572 309
2008 91,065 311
2007 89,516 317
2006 88,675 315
2005 89,811 301
2004 91,385 292
2003 91,656 288
2002 91,420 282
2001 90,982 280
2000 89,957 280
1990 71,872 318