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Buellton, California - Basic Facts

The City of Buellton had a population of 5,115 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Buellton is located at latitude 34.6155 and longitude -120.1942 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buellton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Barbara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 358 feet.

The City of Buellton (GNIS ID: 2409931) 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 Buellton is located within Solvang-Santa Ynez CCD of Santa Barbara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buellton 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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Buellton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,115
Daytime Population: Workers 2,907
Daytime Population: Residents 2,359
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,266
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 5,115
Population in Familes 4,302
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,233
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $86,496
Average Household Income $100,577
Per Capita Income $36,414


Total Housing Units 1,898 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,256 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 600 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $508,610
Average Home Value $526,733


Total Households 1,856
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 1,329
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 0.8% 1.4%
Households 0.73% 1.28%
Families 0.77% 1.3%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Buellton, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buellton 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 # 645 58th
Population Density # 426 72nd
Diversity Index # 712 53rd
Median Household Income # 277 82nd
Per Capita Income # 459 70th

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