Santa Barbara County CA Information


Santa Barbara County Subdivisions

Santa Barbara County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 441,862
Population in Households 423,229
Population in Familes 323,032
Population in Group Qrtrs 18,633
Population Density1 162
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 145,469
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 93,803
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 157,841 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 74,672 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 70,797 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,372 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $568,504
Average Home Value $645,001


Median Household Income $62,656
Average Household Income $90,461
Per Capita Income $30,698
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.92%
Households 0.38% 0.79%
Families 0.38% 0.79%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Santa Barbara County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Barbara County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 19 69th
Population Density1 # 22 64th
Diversity Index2 # 26 57th
Median Household Income # 17 72nd
Per Capita Income # 21 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.