Santa Barbara County, California Population 2019

Santa Barbara County, California's estimated population is 445,606 with a growth rate of 0.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Barbara County, California is the 20th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018446,5279210.21%
2017445,6069310.21%
2016444,6752,1530.49%
2015442,5223,1640.72%
2014439,3584,5351.04%
2013434,8234,9981.16%
2012429,8254,3441.02%
2011425,4811,2460.29%
2010424,23554,62714.78%
1990369,60870,91423.74%
1980298,69434,37013.00%
1970264,32495,36256.44%
1960168,96270,74272.02%
195098,22027,66539.21%
194070,5555,3888.27%
193065,16724,07058.57%
192041,09713,35948.16%
191027,7388,80446.50%
190018,9343,18020.19%
189015,7546,24165.60%
18809,5131,72922.21%
18707,7844,241119.70%
18603,5432,358198.99%
18501,1850.00%

How Many People Live in Santa Barbara County, California?

445,606

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White330,82774.68%
Some Other Race55,90912.62%
Asian23,9275.40%
Two or More Races19,4254.38%
Black or African American8,3071.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,8690.87%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7320.17%

Santa Barbara County, California Population Pyramid 2019

Santa Barbara County, California Median Age

33.7


Total

32.5


Male

34.9


Female

Santa Barbara County, California Adults

There are 343,710 adults, (63,210 of whom are seniors) in Santa Barbara County, California.

Santa Barbara County, California Age Dependency

57.9

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Barbara County, California Sex Ratio

Female

221,041

49.90%

Male

221,955

50.10%

Santa Barbara County, California Households and Families

Santa Barbara County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Santa Barbara County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.5%34.5%
All52.3%47.7%
Non Family41.2%58.8%
Male39.2%60.8%
Female35.4%64.6%

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All144,0152.9452.3
Married70,1003.5665.5
Non Family50,1961.6141.2
Female16,0493.8935.4
Male7,6703.9439.2

3.46

Average Family Size

2.94

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Santa Barbara County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade33,95712.45%
9th to 12th Grade19,4087.11%
High School Graduate47,51217.42%
Some College60,14822.05%
Associates Degree21,0297.71%
Bachelors Degree54,03119.80%
Graduate Degree36,73313.46%

Santa Barbara County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White144,225139,33170,369
Hispanic103,70057,19810,111
Other Race29,07316,6843,006
Asian13,93212,7336,781
Multiple Races7,6586,8842,716
Black5,2974,6121,161
Native American2,4551,945219
Islander574553166

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 48.79%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,224$41,136$31,008
Less Than High School$22,120$25,351$17,952
High School Grad$30,620$35,381$24,916
Some College$36,938$44,663$31,442
Bachelors Degree$54,374$67,076$45,746
Graduate Degree$71,656$89,267$60,239

$36,224

Average Earnings

$41,136

Average Male

$31,008

Average Female

Santa Barbara County, California Language

Santa Barbara County, California Language by Age

Santa Barbara County, California Language

60.31% of Santa Barbara County, California residents speak only English, while 39.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.92% of the population.

Santa Barbara County, California Poverty

Santa Barbara County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic192,19736,49118.99%
White193,56422,22911.48%
Other52,86511,29221.36%
Asian20,2933,97019.56%
Multiple17,9952,60514.48%
Black7,4231,60721.65%
Native3,69779821.59%
Islander67971.03%

15.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.81%

Male Poverty Rate

16.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Barbara County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Barbara County, California is Black, with 21.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Barbara County, California is Islander, with 1.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.62%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.47%
High School11.51%
Some College9.09%
Bachelors or Greater4.77%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed36.20%
Female Unemployed28.33%
Female Employed10.70%
Male Employed8.04%

Santa Barbara County, California Income

Santa Barbara County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$68,023$97,025
Families$78,481$108,969
Married Families$93,576$125,137
Non Families$44,150$68,106

Santa Barbara County, California Marital Status

Santa Barbara County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Barbara County, California Married by Age and Sex

Santa Barbara County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Santa Barbara County, California Marital Status by Race

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans

22,974

Number of Veterans

21,002

Male Veterans

1,972

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,656
Second Gulf War4,032
First Gulf War3,269
Korea2,951
World War II1,847
Age Group Veterans
75+7,072
65 to 745,396
35 to 544,298
55 to 643,403
18 to 342,805

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White19,5947.55%
Hispanic3,4652.59%
Black1,08816.10%
Other7481.89%
2 or More6555.47%
Asian5312.58%
Indian2699.11%
Hawaiian8913.61%

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by Education

5.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Barbara County, California Employment Status

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Barbara County, California Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.23%

Born in California

77.03%

Native Born

22.97%

Foreign Born

15.15%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

77.03% of Santa Barbara County, California residents were born in the United States, with 56.23% having been born in California. 15.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Santa Barbara County, California

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Santa Maria9959710629066936.72%
Santa Barbara884119193035193.98%
Lompoc424384371212743.00%
Goleta29906308509443.16%
Carpinteria13044136846404.91%
Guadalupe708073212413.40%
Solvang5245580255710.62%
Buellton482850952675.53%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990