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Santa Ynez, California - Basic Facts

The Santa Ynez Census Designated Place had a population of 4,727 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Santa Ynez is located at latitude 34.6191 and longitude -120.0939 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the Santa Ynez Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Santa Ynez population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Santa Ynez, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,727
Daytime Population: Workers 4,505
Daytime Population: Residents 2,393
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,898
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.46
Population in Households 4,727
Population in Familes 3,961
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 920
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $109,385
Average Household Income $150,918
Per Capita Income $58,971


Total Housing Units 1,991 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,369 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 484 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $968,297
Average Home Value $958,485


Total Households 1,853
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,356
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 0.94% 0.88%
Households 0.86% 0.82%
Families 0.91% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Santa Ynez, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Ynez to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 660 57th
Population Density # 797 47th
Diversity Index # 1026 32nd
Median Household Income # 118 92nd
Per Capita Income # 141 91st

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