Vista Santa Rosa, California

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Vista Santa Rosa
census-designated place
Vista Santa Rosa is located in California
Vista Santa Rosa
Vista Santa Rosa
Position in California.
Coordinates: 33°38′28″N 116°12′39″W / 33.64111°N 116.21083°W / 33.64111; -116.21083Coordinates: 33°38′28″N 116°12′39″W / 33.64111°N 116.21083°W / 33.64111; -116.21083
Country  United States
State  California
County Riverside
 • Total 16.133 sq mi (41.785 km2)
 • Land 16.121 sq mi (41.753 km2)
 • Water 0.012 sq mi (0.032 km2)  0.08%
Elevation[2] -69 ft (−21 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,926
 • Density 180/sq mi (70/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2583177
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Vista Santa Rosa, California

Vista Santa Rosa is a census-designated place in Riverside County, California.[2] Vista Santa Rosa sits at an elevation of 69 feet (21 m) below sea level.[2] The 2010 United States census reported Vista Santa Rosa's population was 2,926.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 16.1 square miles (41.8 km²), 99.92% of it land and 0.08% of it water.


The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Vista Santa Rosa had a population of 2,926. The population density was 181.4 people per square mile (70.0/km²). The racial makeup of Vista Santa Rosa was 1,699 (58.1%) White, 8 (0.3%) African American, 140 (4.8%) Native American, 6 (0.2%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 942 (32.2%) from other races, and 131 (4.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2,487 persons (85.0%).

The Census reported that 2,926 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 745 households, out of which 423 (56.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 491 (65.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 104 (14.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 54 (7.2%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 39 (5.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 7 (0.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 70 households (9.4%) were made up of individuals and 19 (2.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.93. There were 649 families (87.1% of all households); the average family size was 4.15.

The population was spread out with 948 people (32.4%) under the age of 18, 312 people (10.7%) aged 18 to 24, 774 people (26.5%) aged 25 to 44, 652 people (22.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 240 people (8.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29.8 years. For every 100 females there were 110.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.8 males.

There were 856 housing units at an average density of 53.1 per square mile (20.5/km²), of which 450 (60.4%) were owner-occupied, and 295 (39.6%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.1%. 1,737 people (59.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,189 people (40.6%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Vista Santa Rosa, California
  3. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.