Mission Canyon, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mission Canyon, California - Basic Facts

The Mission Canyon Census Designated Place had a population of 2,385 as of July 1, 2018. Mission Canyon ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mission Canyon is located at latitude 34.4527 and longitude -119.7138 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the Mission Canyon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Santa Barbara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 633 feet.

The Mission Canyon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408843) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Mission Canyon Census Designated Place is located within Santa Barbara CCD of Santa Barbara County.

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

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


Total Population 2,385
Population in Households 2,374
Population in Familes 1,740
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 1,572
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $118,991
Average Household Income $169,453
Per Capita Income $72,226


Total Housing Units 1,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 760 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 260 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $1,426,471
Average Home Value $1,460,625


Total Households 1,019
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 628
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 -0.02% 0.18%
Households -0.05% 0.12%
Families -0.02% 0.13%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Mission Canyon, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mission Canyon 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 # 848 44th
Population Density # 666 56th
Diversity Index # 1301 14th
Median Household Income # 110 93rd
Per Capita Income # 84 95th

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