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Santa Barbara County, CA


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
Designated Market Area: Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, CA
USDA County Type (2015): Low Education
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Exurbs

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2022 population: 443,837   ( 19,942 from 2010)
Land area: 2733.9 square miles
Population density: 162.3 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:187,706 42.29% 7.6%
Black:7,4881.69% 3.4%
Indian:1,8090.41% 1.8%
Asian:24,9745.63% 23.2%
2+ races:11,2432.53% 25.8%
Hispanic:210,61747.45% 15.9%
Total non-White:256,13157.71% 16.0%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:12,106 13.5
Deaths:8,1939.1
Net Migration: -9,515-10.6
Net Immigration: 1,6531.8
Change in White population:-15,416 -3.6
Change in Non-White pop.:35,358 8.3




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
423,895
203,12247.92%
7,2421.71%
1,8430.43%
20,2714.78%
8,9402.11%
181,68742.86%
220,77352.08%

2000
399,347
227,08356.86%
8,3852.10%
2,1350.53%
16,3024.08%
8,1892.05%
136,66834.22%
172,26443.14%

1990
369,608
245,07466.31%
9,3272.52%
2,4270.66%
15,6964.25%
n/a
97,08426.27%
124,53433.69%

1980
298,694
224,20075.06%
7,9152.65%
1,3580.45%
9,2063.08%
n/a
55,26418.50%
74,49424.94%

1970
264,324
205,86777.88%
5,3012.01%
8320.31%
4,0661.54%
n/a
45,85617.35%
58,457 22.12%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
55,821 14.0
26,6356.7
-37,387-9.4
18,2124.6
-23,961 -6.0
48,509 12.1
1990's
NumberRate
61,897 16.7
28,0477.6
-36,065-9.8
24,8536.7
-17,991 -4.9
47,730 12.9
1980's
NumberRate
52,224 17.5
24,915 8.3
44,038 14.7
n/a
20,874 7.0
50,040 16.8
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
13,762 5.2
n/a
18,333 6.9
16,037 6.1

Age, Family & Household Data for Santa Barbara County, CA

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
34.3
98,581 22.2%
345,256 77.8%
70,948 16.0%
148,032
2.86
96,947 65.5%
70,569 72.8%
8,588 8.9%
51,085 34.5%

2010
NumberPercent
33.6
98,047 23.1%
325,848 76.9%
54,398 12.8%
142,104
2.86
91,600 64.5%
68,834 75.1%
8,092 8.8%
50,504 35.5%

2000
NumberPercent
33.6
98,773 24.7%
300,574 75.3%
50,550 12.7%
136,769
2.80
90,314 66.0%
71,524 79.2%
7,240 8.0%
46,455 34.0%

1990
NumberPercent
31.8
85,451 23.1%
284,157 76.9%
45,093 12.2%
130,378
2.72
87,510 67.1%
71,071 81.2%
6,714 7.7%
42,868 32.9%

1980
NumberPercent
30.1
72,419 24.2%
226,275 75.8%
33,562 11.2%
109,357
2.62
73,184 66.9%
61,283 83.7%
5,780 7.9%
36,173 33.1%

2022 Housing Data for Santa Barbara County, CA

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units158,807 
Median Value$714,800 
Occupied148,03293.2%
Vacant10,7756.8%
Owned78,16852.8%
Rented69,86447.2%
Median Rent$1,964 
Single-Family Units102,48364.5%
    Detached90,41956.9%
    Attached12,0647.6%
Buldings with 5+ Units34,91322.0%
Mobile Homes7,2124.5%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Santa Barbara County, CA

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0006,7624.6%
$10,000 to $14,9994,2972.9%
$15,000 to $19,9993,8122.6%
$20,000 to $24,9993,7752.6%
$25,000 to $29,9993,8892.6%
$30,000 to $34,9993,5072.4%
$35,000 to $39,9994,8143.3%
$40,000 to $44,9994,8623.3%
$45,000 to $49,9995,0883.4%
$50,000 to $59,9997,5285.1%
$60,000 to $74,99912,7968.6%
$75,000 to $99,99918,41812.4%
$100,000 to $124,99914,2359.6%
$125,000 to $149,99912,4128.4%
$150,000 to $199,99915,24610.3%
$200,000 or more26,59118.0%
Median Household Income92,332 
Per Capita Income44,635 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state118 
Compared to U.S.146 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI5,6553.8%
Public Assistance4,3753.0%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps15,54410.5%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed101,16466.1%
Unemployed6,4154.2%
In Armed Forces2,0151.3%
Total Labor Force109,59471.6%
Not in Labor Force43,53928.4%
Real Unemployment Rate 32.6%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector74,50556,38356.9%
Non-Profit7,09311,08739.0%
Self-Employed15,1689,44661.6%
Local Government6,98010,71539.4%
State Government6,3635,90151.9%
Federal Government2,8511,76661.8%
Total Private + Self89,67365,82957.7%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.23,28729,46944.1%
Total112,96095,29854.2%
Pct. Govt.16.6%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts31,79915.2%
Sales and Office Occupations37,92118.2%
Professional, Technical49,29723.6%
Service Occupations41,87920.1%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing12,8016.1%
All others47,69222.9%
White Collar 57.1%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance24,97012.0%
Educational services23,12011.1%
Retail trade19,7629.5%
Accommodation and food services18,0938.7%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting16,8188.1%
Professional, scientific, technical16,3737.8%
Manufacturing14,9467.2%
Construction13,8346.6%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.10,1794.9%
Other services9,9894.8%
Public administration9,2544.4%
Transportation and warehousing6,7413.2%
Finance and insurance5,3972.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation5,3302.6%
Wholesale trade4,1212.0%
Information3,9851.9%
Real estate and rental and leasing3,8171.8%
Utilities1,0360.5%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction4730.2%
Management3500.2%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Santa Barbara County, CA

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican185,63741.70%
Puerto Rican1,8470.41%
Cuban5550.12%
Dominican470.01%
Total Central American7,4101.66%
Costa Rican1610.04%
Guatemalan2,9360.66%
Honduran8990.20%
Nicaraguan2700.06%
Panamanian370.01%
Salvadoran3,0820.69%
Other Central American250.01%
Total South American4,0130.90%
Argentinean5630.13%
Bolivian1870.04%
Chilean3280.07%
Colombian1,3730.31%
Ecuadorian1970.04%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian6220.14%
Uruguayan90.00%
Venezuelan6340.14%
Other South American1000.02%
Other Hispanic8,0671.81%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino7,2961.64%
Chinese6,2791.41%
Indian1,9400.44%
Vietnamese1,9080.43%
Japanese1,8460.41%
Korean1,7740.40%
Taiwanese4240.10%
Cambodian3910.09%
Hmong3840.09%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English251,46860.1%
Spanish136,51532.6%
Chinese5,6761.4%
Other Indo-European5,0321.2%
Tagalog4,3381.0%
Other Asian3,2620.8%
Other2,6360.6%
French, Haitian, Cajun2,3060.6%
German, other Germanic2,0970.5%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German38,1028.6%
English35,5558.0%
Irish32,4887.3%
Italian16,7773.8%
American10,2512.3%
European9,4072.1%
French8,3041.9%
Scottish8,1341.8%
Swedish6,0111.4%
Norwegian5,9261.3%
Polish5,8391.3%
British4,0470.9%
Dutch3,9080.9%
Portuguese3,3320.7%
Russian3,3320.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen383,81886.2%
Not a citizen61,39513.8%
Native346,39277.8%
Foreign-born98,82122.2%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Santa Barbara County, CA

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
31,454 11.3%18,246 6.6%47,882 17.2%81,166 29.2%59,212 21.3%39,931 14.4%
  Average years of education: 13.1
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 31,454 11.3%
9-12 Years 18,246 6.6%
H.S. Grad or GED 47,882 17.2%
Some College 81,166 29.2%
Bach. Degree 59,212 21.3%
Grad Degree 39,931 14.4%
Average years of education: 13.1

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Santa Barbara County, CA

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 192,494 183,102 9,392 4.9% 5.8%
1991 195,300 183,570 11,730 6.0% 7.8%
1992 192,980 178,564 14,416 7.5% 9.4%
1993 192,907 177,938 14,969 7.8% 9.5%
1994 195,288 181,015 14,273 7.3% 8.7%
1995 191,790 178,970 12,820 6.7% 7.9%
1996 189,905 178,739 11,166 5.9% 7.3%
1997 194,135 184,280 9,855 5.1% 6.4%
1998 194,901 186,256 8,645 4.4% 5.9%
1999 197,988 190,207 7,781 3.9% 5.3%
2000 202,270 193,546 8,724 4.3% 4.9%
2001 202,492 193,513 8,979 4.4% 5.5%
2002 205,069 194,375 10,694 5.2% 6.8%
2003 207,823 197,220 10,603 5.1% 6.9%
2004 210,925 200,942 9,983 4.7% 6.2%
2005 213,243 204,015 9,228 4.3% 5.4%
2006 211,222 202,700 8,522 4.0% 4.9%
2007 213,781 204,561 9,220 4.3% 5.3%
2008 218,183 206,192 11,991 5.5% 7.3%
2009 220,831 201,849 18,982 8.6% 11.5%
2010 212,274 191,192 21,082 9.9% 12.5%
2011 212,557 192,261 20,296 9.5% 11.9%
2012 215,485 197,127 18,358 8.5% 10.5%
2013 216,531 200,720 15,811 7.3% 9.0%
2014 217,331 203,882 13,449 6.2% 7.6%
2015 217,158 205,591 11,567 5.3% 6.3%
2016 215,256 204,329 10,927 5.1% 5.5%
2017 215,094 205,285 9,809 4.6% 4.8%
2018 215,246 206,676 8,570 4.0% 4.3%
2019 222,283 214,113 8,170 3.7% 4.2%
2020 217,510 200,175 17,335 8.0% 10.1%
2021 219,871 207,164 12,707 5.8% 7.3%
2022 223,717 215,888 7,829 3.5% 4.2%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com