Santa Barbara County CA Information


Santa Barbara County Subdivisions

Santa Barbara County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 450,587
Population in Households 432,538
Population in Familes 332,989
Population in Group Qrtrs 18,049
Population Density1 165
Diversity Index2 77


Median Household Income $68,983
Average Household Income $100,205
Per Capita Income $34,278


Total Housing Units 160,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76,549 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 73,650 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,344 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $675,657
Average Home Value $838,252


Total Households 150,199
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 96,834
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.74% 0.76%
Households 0.67% 0.73%
Families 0.68% 0.73%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   3.23%


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, 2018 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 # 18 71st

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