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Isla Vista
Santa Barbara County, California


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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Isla Vista is approximately 18,344 (2000), 23096 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,264 (2000), 4898 (2010).
The amount of land area in Isla Vista is 5.495 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Isla Vista is 2.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.2 sq kilometers.
The distance from Isla Vista to Washington DC is 2518 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 297 miles. (as the crow flies)
Isla Vista is positioned 34.41 degrees north of the equator and 119.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Isla Vista elevation is 35 feet above sea level.
Isla Vista median income is $ 16,151 (2000).
The Isla Vista median home price is $ 402,400 (2000).
Isla Vista average annual precipitation is 17.1 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 53.1 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 58.9 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 67.1 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 63.6 degrees F.


near the California coastline just north of Santa Barbara. It is located next to the campus of the University of California Santa Barbara. Other nearby communities include Goleta, Mission Canyon, Montecito, Summerland, Toro Canyon, Santa Ynez and Solvang.
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History & History Related Items

When the University began to grow in the early 1960's, Isla Vista did the same, mainly to provide housing for the influx of new students. During the early 70's, the community was the place to be for protestors. The Isla Vista Riots took place on 25 February 1970 when the Bank of America building was burned. The many students are known for their liberal attitudes and fun-loving parties. As the community grew, problems also expanded with overcrowding, diversity and a lack of proper housing. In the year, 2000, the average age of a resident of Isla Vista was just 21.1 years, reflecting the large student population.

This page has some history information and links to a number of good historical sources of different types.

Try this history page for Isla Vista.
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Isla Vista Schools

Isla Vista School
Isla Vista


The population of Isla Vista was:
1990 - 20,395
2000 - 18,344

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