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Guadalupe, California - Basic Facts

The City of Guadalupe had a population of 7,252 as of July 1, 2016. Guadalupe ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Guadalupe is located at latitude 34.9616 and longitude -120.5734 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Guadalupe (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Barbara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 85 feet.

The City of Guadalupe (GNIS ID: 2410672) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Guadalupe is located within Guadalupe CCD of Santa Barbara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Guadalupe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Guadalupe: Guadaloupe.

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Guadalupe, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,252
Population in Households 7,252
Population in Familes 6,500
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 5,538
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 1,821
Average Household Size 3.98
Family Households 1,544
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,916 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 938 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 883 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $226,862
Average Home Value $253,092


Median Household Income $45,183
Average Household Income $52,817
Per Capita Income $13,387
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.83%
Households 0.1% 0.63%
Families -0.04% 0.64%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   0.54%
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.

Guadalupe, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Guadalupe to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 559 63rd
Population Density1 # 202 87th
Diversity Index2 # 278 82nd
Median Household Income # 1057 30th
Per Capita Income # 1386 9th

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