Goleta is a city located in Santa Barbara County California. With a 2020 population of 33,250, it is the 247th largest city in California and the 1368th largest city in the United States. Goleta is currently growing at a rate of 0.85% annually and its population has increased by 1.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,690 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Goleta has a population density of 4,235 people per square mile.
The average household income in Goleta is $110,285 with a poverty rate of 9.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,955 per month, and the median house value is $813,000. The median age in Goleta is 35.8 years, 34.7 years for males, and 36.7 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Goletawas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.13%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 60.88%.
65.55% of Goleta residents speak only English, while 34.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.01% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Goleta is Multiple, with 17.14% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Goleta is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.83%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Goleta
77.45% of Goleta residents were born in the United States, with 55.36% having been born in California. 12.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.