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Santa Ynez, California - Basic Facts

The Santa Ynez Census Designated Place had a population of 4,754 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Santa Ynez is located at latitude 34.6191 and longitude -120.0939 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the Santa Ynez Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Santa Barbara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 607 feet.

The Santa Ynez Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409284) 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 Santa Ynez Census Designated Place is located within Solvang-Santa Ynez CCD of Santa Barbara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Santa Ynez 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 Santa Ynez: New Town, Sagunto.

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


Total Population 4,754
Population in Households 4,754
Population in Familes 3,983
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 926
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 1,842
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,347
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,355 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 487 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $886,646
Average Home Value $909,804


Median Household Income $102,663
Average Household Income $140,210
Per Capita Income $54,118
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.18% 1.39%
Households 0.91% 1.23%
Families 0.95% 1.22%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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 Ynez, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Ynez 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 # 658 57th
Population Density1 # 791 48th
Diversity Index2 # 1018 33rd
Median Household Income # 131 91st
Per Capita Income # 145 91st

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