Santa Barbara County CA Information


Santa Barbara County Subdivisions

Santa Barbara County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 430,088
Population in Households 411,722
Population in Familes 314,328
Population in Group Qrtrs 18,366
Population Density1 157
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 143,355
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 92,333
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 155,157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73,341 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 70,014 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,802 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $356,395
Average Home Value $481,103


Median Household Income $58,756
Average Household Income $83,164
Per Capita Income $28,550
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.34% 0.78%
Households 0.21% 0.76%
Families 0.19% 0.75%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   3.12%
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, 2014 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 # 23 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 25 57th
Median Household Income # 17 72nd
Per Capita Income # 20 67th

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