Goleta, California Population 2020

31,181

Goleta is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 31,181, it is the 237th largest city in California and the 1245th largest city in the United States. Goleta is currently growing at a rate of 0.58% annually and its population has increased by 4.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,888 in 2010. Goleta reached it's highest population of 55,200 in 2000. Spanning over 8 miles, Goleta has a population density of 3,972 people per square mile.

The average household income in Goleta is $107,678 with a poverty rate of 7.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,898 per month, and the median house value is $783,600. The median age in Goleta is 37.2 years, 36.5 years for males, and 37.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.4 males.

Goleta Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Goleta was:

  • White: 72.49%
  • Other race: 11.11%
  • Asian: 8.03%
  • Two or more races: 5.19%
  • Black or African American: 2.27%
  • Native American: 0.82%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Goleta, California is 31,181, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,821.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,888.

Goleta, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,32072.49%
Some Other Race3,42211.11%
Asian2,4718.03%
Two or More Races1,5985.19%
Black or African American7002.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native2520.82%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander270.09%

Goleta Population Pyramid 2020

Goleta Median Age

37.2


Total

36.5


Male

37.9


Female

Goleta Adults

There are 24,536 adults, (5,163 of whom are seniors) in Goleta.

Goleta Age Dependency

58.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Goleta Sex Ratio

Female

15,523

50.42%

Male

15,267

49.58%

Goleta Households and Families

Goleta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Goleta Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.4%33.6%
Male61.9%38.1%
All53.1%46.9%
Non Family38.5%61.5%
Female35.7%64.3%

53.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,9642.7853.1
Married5,4063.4666.4
Non Family3,8631.5338.5
Female1,1523.5635.7
Male5433.2861.9

3.34

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Goleta Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2115.86%
9th to 12th Grade9714.70%
High School Graduate3,19915.47%
Some College4,10619.86%
Associates Degree1,6457.96%
Bachelors Degree5,41026.17%
Graduate Degree4,13419.99%

Goleta Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,28611,9987,179
Hispanic5,8184,076932
Other Race2,1301,357262
Asian1,6221,522920
Multiple Races759723285
Black428379202
Native American1058320
Islander272727

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,014$53,072$40,253
Less Than High School$26,411$32,448$16,590
High School Grad$37,382$39,291$31,021
Some College$37,445$45,000$35,422
Bachelors Degree$60,759$72,846$50,096
Graduate Degree$78,939$90,122$64,519

$47,014

Average Earnings

$53,072

Average Male

$40,253

Average Female

Goleta Language

Goleta Language by Age

Goleta Language

66.55% of Goleta residents speak only English, while 33.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.92% of the population.

Goleta Poverty

Goleta Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,8199686.12%
Hispanic10,6337667.20%
Other3,39052115.37%
Asian2,46432913.35%
Black67723033.97%
Native2516827.09%
Multiple1,590291.82%

7.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.87%

Male Poverty Rate

7.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Goleta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Goleta is Black, with 33.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Goleta is Multiple, with 1.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School10.47%
Bachelors or Greater4.68%
Some College4.57%
High School4.52%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.41%
Male Unemployed47.55%
Male Employed4.67%
Female Employed3.59%

Goleta Income

Goleta Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$91,174$107,678
Families$105,906$120,114
Married Families$115,510-
Non Families$61,191$78,983

Goleta Marital Status

Goleta Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Goleta Married by Age and Sex

Goleta Marriage

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

Goleta Marital Status by Race

Goleta Veterans

1,512

Number of Veterans

1,390

Male Veterans

122

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam507
Korea289
Second Gulf War182
First Gulf War178
World War II113
Age Group Veterans
75+593
65 to 74343
55 to 64225
35 to 54217
18 to 34134
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3077.26%
Hispanic1071.43%
Asian833.97%
Other501.85%
2 or More293.19%
Hawaiian27100.00%
Indian105.08%
Black61.06%

$Goleta Veterans by Education

6.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Goleta Employment Status

69.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.4%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Goleta 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

55.13%

Born in California

78.45%

Native Born

21.55%

Foreign Born

11.54%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

78.45% of Goleta residents were born in the United States, with 55.13% having been born in California. 11.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202031,1811800.58%
201931,0011800.58%
201830,821-114-0.37%
201730,9351800.59%
201630,755-42-0.14%
201530,797810.26%
201430,7162460.81%
201330,4702580.85%
201230,2122160.72%
201129,996340.11%
201029,962-25,238-5.93%
200055,20026,6006.80%
199028,6003,0001.11%
198025,60017,60012.33%
19708,0003,0004.81%
19605,0003,7006.97%
19401,3000.00%