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Santa Barbara, California - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Barbara had a population of 92,034 as of July 1, 2019. Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara is located at latitude 34.4208 and longitude -119.6982 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Santa Barbara encompass a land area of 19.49 sq. miles and a water area of 22.5 sq. miles. Santa Barbara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 49 feet.

The City of Santa Barbara (GNIS ID: 2411815) 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 Santa Barbara is located within Santa Barbara CCD of Santa Barbara County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Santa Barbara: La Laguna de la Concepcion *.

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Santa Barbara, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Santa Barbara, CA Housing Affordability Index is 40
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Santa Barbara, CA Wealth Index is 135
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 92,034
Population in Households 90,059
Population in Familes 59,176
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,975
Population Density 4,719
Diversity Index1 73
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $78,945
Average Household Income $115,737
Per Capita Income $45,747
Wealth Index3 135

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 39,107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,317 (34.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,461 (60.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,329 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $1,036,570
Housing Affordability Index2 40
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 36,778
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 18,969
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.43% 0.39%
Households 0.4% 0.37%
Families 0.42% 0.3%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Santa Barbara, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Barbara to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 88 94th
Population Density # 267 83rd
Diversity Index # 581 62nd
Median Household Income # 477 69th
Per Capita Income # 335 78th

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