Santa Barbara County CA Information


Santa Barbara County Subdivisions

Santa Barbara County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 449,510
Daytime Population: Workers 218,516
Daytime Population: Residents 241,072
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 459,588
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 430,934
Population in Familes 328,665
Population in Group Qrtrs 18,576
Population Density2 164
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $65,146
Average Household Income $95,458
Per Capita Income $32,633


Total Housing Units 159,932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76,823 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 72,608 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,501 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $603,327
Average Home Value $681,110


Total Households 149,431
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 96,284
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.81% 0.73%
Households 0.7% 0.68%
Families 0.69% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.27%


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, 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 # 19 69th
Population Density # 22 64th
Diversity Index # 26 57th
Median Household Income # 17 72nd
Per Capita Income # 19 69th

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