Demographics of Visalia, California

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The 2006-2008 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau recorded Visalia's population at 122,111.[1]

Race, ethnicity, and national origin[edit]

According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, the racial composition of Visalia was as follows:

Source:[2]

Approximately 86.3% of Visalia's' residents were born in the United States, and 0.6% were born in Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, or abroad to American parents. In addition, 13.1% of the population were foreign-born.[3]

Languages[edit]

According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, the linguistic composition was as follows:

  • Population 5 years and over: 105,438
  • English only: 74.0% (78,007)
  • Language other than English: 26.0% (27,431)
  • Speak English less than "very well": 10.4% (11,003)
  • Spanish: 20.2% (21,253)
  • Speak English less than "very well": 7.8% (8,253)
  • Other Indo-European languages: 1.7% (1,831)
  • Speak English less than "very well": 0.3% (349)
  • Asian languages and Pacific Islander languages: 3.8% (3,964)
  • Speak English less than "very well": 2.1% (2,210)
  • Other languages: 0.4% (383)
  • Speak English less than "very well": 0.2% (191)

Source:[4]

Households and educational attainment[edit]

According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, the types of households was as follows:

  • Total households: 37,946
  • Family households: 74.5% (28,253)
  • With own children under 18 years: 40.2% (15,243)
  • Married-couple family: 55.3% (20,999)
  • With own children under 18 years: 28.9% (10,954)
  • Male householder, no wife present, family: 6.1% (2,328)
  • With own children under 18 years: 3.1% (1,158)
  • Female householder, no husband present, family: 13.0% (4,926)
  • With own children under 18 years: 8.3% (3,131)
  • Non-family households: 25.5% (9,693)
  • Householder living alone: 21.8% (8,280)
  • 65 years and over: 7.6% (2,892)
  • Households with one or more people under 18 years: 44.5% (16,882)
  • Households with one or more people 65 years and over: 20.8% (7,899)
  • Average household size: 3.02
  • Average family size: 3.56

According to the same survey, the educational status of residents over 25 years was as follows:

  • Population 25 years and over: 69,729
  • Less than 9th grade: 9.1% (6,311)
  • 9th to 12th grade, no diploma: 9.5% (6,655)
  • High school graduate: 25.5% (17,775)
  • Some college, no degree: 26.2% (18,241)
  • Associate degree: 8.9% (6,203)
  • Bachelor's degree: 14.5% (10,099)
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4% (4,445)
  • Percent high school graduate or higher: 81.4%
  • Percent bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%

Source:[5]

Income and poverty[edit]

According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, the income status of residents was as follows:

  • Median household income: $53,975
  • Mean household income: $69,912
  • Median family income: $61,823
  • Mean family income: $77,590
  • Median non-family income: $29,173
  • Mean non-family income: $43,301

According to the same survey, the poverty status of residents was as follows:

  • All families: 11.2%
  • Married-couple families: 7.2%
  • Families with female householder, no husband present: 28.4%
  • All people: 14.8%
  • Under 18 years: 21.4%
  • 18 years and over: 12.0%
  • 18 to 64 years: 12.4%
  • 65 years and over: 9.4%

Source:[6]

Employment[edit]

According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, the employment status of residents was as follows:

  • Population 16 years and over: 84,986
  • In labor force: 61.6% (52,351)
  • Civilian labor force: 61.4% (52,171)
  • Employed: 58.1% (49,342)
  • Unemployed: 3.3% (2,829)
  • Armed Forces: 0.2% (180)
  • Not in labor force: 38.4% (32,635)

Source:[7]

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