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Solvang, California - Basic Facts

The City of Solvang had a population of 5,769 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Solvang is located at latitude 34.5938 and longitude -120.1397 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Solvang (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Barbara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 505 feet.

The City of Solvang (GNIS ID: 2411925) 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 Solvang is located within Solvang-Santa Ynez CCD of Santa Barbara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Solvang population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Solvang, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,769
Daytime Population: Workers 4,446
Daytime Population: Residents 3,136
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,582
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 5,697
Population in Familes 4,521
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density2 2,379
Diversity Index3 64
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $71,071
Average Household Income $107,186
Per Capita Income $44,597

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,630 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,327 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,046 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 257 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $800,000
Average Home Value $817,169
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,373
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,518
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.32% 1.06%
Households 1.22% 0.97%
Families 1.27% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Solvang, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Solvang to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 615 59th
Population Density # 555 63rd
Diversity Index # 747 51st
Median Household Income # 459 70th
Per Capita Income # 301 80th

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