Goleta, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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Goleta, California - Basic Facts

The City of Goleta had a population of 32,436 as of July 1, 2018. Goleta ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Goleta is located at latitude 34.4349 and longitude -119.8577 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Goleta (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Santa Barbara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Goleta (GNIS ID: 2015546) 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 Goleta is located within Santa Barbara CCD of Santa Barbara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Goleta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Goleta: La Patera Village.

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Goleta, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 32,436
Population in Households 32,217
Population in Familes 24,194
Population in Group Qrtrs 219
Population Density2 4,131
Diversity Index3 76
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $81,605
Average Household Income $106,278
Per Capita Income $38,377

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 12,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,144 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,647 (45.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 583 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $822,190
Average Home Value $845,002
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 11,791
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 7,473
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.0% 0.92%
Households 0.95% 0.88%
Families 1.14% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

Goleta, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goleta to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 253 83rd
Population Density # 310 80th
Diversity Index # 481 68th
Median Household Income # 380 75th
Per Capita Income # 440 71st

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