Santa Barbara County, California Population 2018

Santa Barbara County, California's estimated population is 448,150 with a growth rate of 1.99% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Barbara County, California is the 19th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017448,1508,7551.99%
2016439,395-6,901-1.55%
2016446,2962,3690.53%
2015443,9273,2990.75%
2014440,6284,6481.07%
2013435,9805,1531.20%
2012430,8274,7691.12%
2011426,0581,7200.41%
2010424,33854,73014.81%
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%

Santa Barbara County, California Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White325,664
Some Other Race57,857
Asian23,342
Two or More Races18,724
Black or African American8,878
American Indian and Alaska Native4,162
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander768

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Santa Barbara County, California Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Santa Barbara County, California Median Age

33.7


Total

32.6


Male

34.9


Female

Santa Barbara County, California Adults

There are 340,531 adults, (61,515 of which are seniors) in Santa Barbara County, California.

Santa Barbara County, California Age Dependency

57.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Barbara County, California Sex Ratio

Female

219,236

49.89%

Male

220,159

50.11%

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%48%
Non Family40.3%59.7%
Male36.9%63.1%
Female36.7%63.3%

52.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santa Barbara County, California Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All143,0512.9352
Married69,8773.5765.5
Non Family49,1231.5840.3
Female16,4473.8136.7
Male7,6043.9736.9

3.45

Average Family Size

2.93

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Santa Barbara County, California Households

Santa Barbara County, California Education

Santa Barbara County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade33,88412.53%
9th to 12th Grade20,0487.42%
High School Graduate48,37617.89%
Some College59,81822.13%
Associates Degree21,0967.80%
Bachelors Degree51,83219.17%
Graduate Degree35,30913.06%

Santa Barbara County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White144,678139,39467,926
Hispanic101,39854,9359,555
Other Race29,90415,9682,417
Asian13,52912,2906,402
Multiple Races7,2576,3652,415
Black5,4734,6611,253
Native American2,6051,918283
Islander611591123

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 96.73%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 47.32%.

Santa Barbara County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,264$39,780$30,127
Less Than High School$21,186$24,270$16,625
High School Grad$29,426$32,460$24,532
Some College$36,823$43,873$30,797
Bachelors Degree$53,069$66,191$42,764
Graduate Degree$68,634$85,339$58,100

$35,264

Average Earnings

$39,780

Average Male

$30,127

Average Female

Santa Barbara County, California Language

Santa Barbara County, California Language by Age

Santa Barbara County, California Language

60.32% of Santa Barbara County, California residents speak only English, while 39.68% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.63% of the population.

Santa Barbara County, California Poverty

Santa Barbara County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic188,69237,07119.65%
White194,70423,21411.92%
Other54,94011,73921.37%
Asian20,0123,90919.53%
Multiple17,2912,51514.55%
Black7,9251,57019.81%
Native3,97981020.36%
Islander664152.26%

15.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.16%

Male Poverty Rate

16.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Barbara County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Barbara County, California is Other, with 21.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Barbara County, California is Islander, with 2.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.98%.

Santa Barbara County, California Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.46%
High School11.71%
Some College9.11%
Bachelors or Greater4.81%

Santa Barbara County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed37.30%
Female Unemployed32.86%
Female Employed10.78%
Male Employed8.08%

Santa Barbara County, California Income

Santa Barbara County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,161$91,831
Families$75,689$104,234
Married Families$89,732$119,920
Non Families$40,999$61,217

Santa Barbara County, California Marital Status

Santa Barbara County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Santa Barbara County, California Marital Status by Race

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by War

23,513

Number of Veterans

21,524

Male Veterans

1,989

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam7,793
Second Gulf War3,882
First Gulf War3,268
Korea2,977
World War II2,405

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+7,296
65 to 745,171
35 to 544,550
55 to 643,923
18 to 342,573

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White20,2187.89%
Hispanic3,6332.78%
Black1,13215.90%
Other8392.08%
2 or More5164.64%
Asian4592.29%
Indian2528.05%
Hawaiian9714.35%

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by Education

6.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Barbara County, California Employment Status

Santa Barbara County, California Employment by Age

63.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Barbara County, California Employment by Race

Santa Barbara County, California Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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