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The Montecito Census Designated Place had a population of 9,271 as of July 1, 2018. Montecito 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 Montecito is located at latitude 34.4367 and longitude -119.6321 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the Montecito Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 9.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Santa Barbara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 180 feet.

The Montecito Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408861) 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 Montecito Census Designated Place is located within Santa Barbara CCD of Santa Barbara County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Montecito: Monticito.

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


Total Population 9,271
Population in Households 8,479
Population in Familes 6,625
Population in Group Qrtrs 792
Population Density2 992
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $123,059
Average Household Income $180,176
Per Capita Income $74,715


Total Housing Units 4,346 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,441 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,088 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 817 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $2,000,001
Average Home Value $1,924,365


Total Households 3,529
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,261
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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.36% 0.44%
Households 0.29% 0.43%
Families -0.07% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Montecito, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montecito 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 # 504 67th
Population Density # 780 49th
Diversity Index # 1347 11th
Median Household Income # 100 93rd
Per Capita Income # 73 95th

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