Solvang, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Solvang, California - Basic Facts

The City of Solvang had a population of 5,824 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Solvang is located at latitude 34.5938 and longitude -120.1397 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Solvang (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Barbara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 505 feet.

The City of Solvang (GNIS ID: 2411925) 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 Solvang is located within Solvang-Santa Ynez CCD of Santa Barbara County.

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


Total Population 5,824
Population in Households 5,754
Population in Familes 4,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density2 2,402
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $76,734
Average Household Income $114,467
Per Capita Income $47,693


Total Housing Units 2,684 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,314 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,089 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 281 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $902,155
Average Home Value $932,654


Total Households 2,403
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,534
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 1.28% 1.09%
Households 1.23% 1.04%
Families 1.25% 1.05%
Median Household Income   4.38%
Per Capita Income   3.98%

Solvang, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Solvang 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 # 614 60th
Population Density # 552 64th
Diversity Index # 746 51st
Median Household Income # 431 72nd
Per Capita Income # 291 81st

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