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Santa Paula, California - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Paula had a population of 30,947 as of July 1, 2018. Santa Paula 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 Paula is located at latitude 34.3542 and longitude -119.0593 in Ventura County. The formal boundaries for the City of Santa Paula encompass a land area of 4.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Ventura County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 279 feet.

The City of Santa Paula (GNIS ID: 2411826) 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 Paula is located within Santa Paula CCD of Ventura County.

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


Total Population 30,947
Population in Households 30,806
Population in Familes 27,266
Population in Group Qrtrs 141
Population Density2 6,738
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $56,583
Average Household Income $78,850
Per Capita Income $22,426


Total Housing Units 9,103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,608 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,129 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 365 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $433,388
Average Home Value $529,638


Total Households 8,738
Average Household Size 3.53
Family Households 6,997
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.66% 0.63%
Households 0.56% 0.54%
Families 0.56% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

Santa Paula, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Paula 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 # 262 83rd
Population Density # 153 90th
Diversity Index # 558 63rd
Median Household Income # 813 46th
Per Capita Income # 1102 27th

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