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Santa Ynez, California - Basic Facts

The Santa Ynez Census Designated Place had a population of 4,836 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Santa Ynez is located at latitude 34.6144 and longitude -120.0799 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the Santa Ynez Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.14 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 607 feet.

The Santa Ynez Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409284) 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 Santa Ynez Census Designated Place is located within Solvang-Santa Ynez CCD of Santa Barbara County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Santa Ynez: New Town, Sagunto.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Santa Ynez, CA Housing Affordability Index is 70
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 Ynez, CA Wealth Index is 252
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 4,836 (100%)
Population in Households 4,836 (100.0%)
Population in Families 4,056 (83.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 942
Diversity Index2 49
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $122,043
Average Household Income $159,377
Per Capita Income $62,505
Wealth Index4 252

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,043 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,368 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 536 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $884,050
Housing Affordability Index3 70
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,904
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,391
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 0.98% 0.83%
Households 0.97% 0.81%
Families 0.99% 0.76%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Santa Ynez, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Ynez 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 # 656 57th
Population Density # 790 48th
Diversity Index # 1024 33rd
Median Household Income # 127 92nd
Per Capita Income # 144 91st

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