Santa Barbara County CA Information


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  1. Santa Barbara County 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forSanta Barbara County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. California Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

Santa Barbara County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 450,084
Population in Households 431,172
Population in Familes 329,509
Population in Group Qrtrs 18,912
Population Density2 165
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $73,602
Average Household Income $106,510
Per Capita Income $35,645


Total Housing Units 160,548 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75,115 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 74,547 (46.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,886 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $625,123
Average Home Value $801,699


Total Households 149,662
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 96,400
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.65% 0.59%
Households 0.56% 0.56%
Families 0.55% 0.56%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   3.06%


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, 2019 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 # 18 71st
Per Capita Income # 17 72nd

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