Los Olivos, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Los Olivos, California - Basic Facts

The Los Olivos Census Designated Place had a population of 1,184 as of July 1, 2016. Los Olivos ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Los Olivos is located at latitude 34.6622 and longitude -120.1174 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the Los Olivos Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Barbara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 837 feet.

The Los Olivos Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583064) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Los Olivos Census Designated Place is located within Solvang-Santa Ynez CCD of Santa Barbara County.

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

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


Total Population 1,184
Population in Households 1,152
Population in Familes 978
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 482
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 474
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 343
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 527 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 321 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $916,667
Average Home Value $938,281


Median Household Income $89,107
Average Household Income $152,317
Per Capita Income $60,987
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.98%
Households 0.48% 0.79%
Families 0.77% 0.8%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

Los Olivos, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Los Olivos 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 # 1011 33rd
Population Density1 # 950 37th
Diversity Index2 # 1280 16th
Median Household Income # 221 85th
Per Capita Income # 100 93rd

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