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Santa Ynez, California - Basic Facts

The Santa Ynez Census Designated Place had a population of 4,834 as of July 1, 2018.

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 (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.

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

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


Total Population 4,834
Population in Households 4,834
Population in Familes 4,076
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 941
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $111,497
Average Household Income $153,414
Per Capita Income $60,133


Total Housing Units 2,025 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,389 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 513 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $1,070,134
Average Home Value $1,153,762


Total Households 1,902
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,389
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 1.1% 1.08%
Households 1.08% 1.02%
Families 1.09% 0.99%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

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, 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 # 656 57th
Population Density # 792 48th
Diversity Index # 1017 33rd
Median Household Income # 141 91st
Per Capita Income # 152 90th

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