Goleta, California Population 2021

30,825
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Goleta is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 30,825, it is the 237th largest city in California and the 1264th largest city in the United States. Goleta is currently declining at a rate of -0.14% annually but its population has increased by 3.14% 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 3,926 people per square mile.

The average household income in Goleta is $110,285 with a poverty rate of 7.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,999 per month, and the median house value is $797,700. The median age in Goleta is 35.8 years, 34.7 years for males, and 36.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.5 males.

Goleta Demographics

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

  • White: 72.23%
  • Asian: 9.79%
  • Other race: 8.59%
  • Two or more races: 5.22%
  • Black or African American: 3.31%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Goleta, California is 30,825, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,954.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,888.

Goleta, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,37472.23%
Asian3,0329.79%
Some Other Race2,6608.59%
Two or More Races1,6175.22%
Black or African American1,0243.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native2210.71%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander470.15%
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Goleta Population by Race

Goleta Population Pyramid 2021

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Goleta Median Age

35.8


Total

34.7


Male

36.7


Female

Goleta Adults

There are 24,613 adults, (5,042 of whom are seniors) in Goleta.

Goleta Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Goleta Sex Ratio

Female

15,680

50.62%

Male

15,295

49.38%

Goleta Population by Age

Goleta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Goleta Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.1%37.9%
Male57.5%42.5%
All51.5%48.5%
Non Family40.1%59.9%
Female38.4%61.6%

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Goleta Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,0192.7951.5
Married5,5383.4162.1
Non Family3,9601.5940.1
Female1,1803.8238.4
Male3413.0457.5

3.36

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

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Goleta Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1085.42%
9th to 12th Grade9464.63%
High School Graduate3,08415.09%
Some College3,78018.49%
Associates Degree1,7448.53%
Bachelors Degree5,59627.38%
Graduate Degree4,18020.45%
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Goleta Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Goleta Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,89111,6606,977
Hispanic5,5863,9211,103
Asian1,9681,8501,114
Other Race1,7121,008344
Multiple Races752707271
Black558519278
Native American13911625
Islander474747

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%.

Goleta Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,401$53,747$40,353
Less Than High School$25,539$30,731$17,977
High School Grad$40,170$42,781$29,923
Some College$37,930$40,987$35,556
Bachelors Degree$61,250$74,041$46,768
Graduate Degree$78,906$91,276$65,588

$48,401

Average Earnings

$53,747

Average Male

$40,353

Average Female

Goleta Earnings by Educational Attainment

Goleta Language by Age

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Goleta Language

65.56% of Goleta residents speak only English, while 34.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.11% of the population.

Goleta Language

Goleta Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,8471,1357.16%
Hispanic10,0035725.72%
Other2,62838214.54%
Black1,01336636.13%
Asian3,02630310.01%
Multiple1,606523.24%

7.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.51%

Male Poverty Rate

7.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Goleta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Goleta is Black, with 36.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Goleta is Multiple, with 3.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.76%.

Goleta Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School8.17%
Some College6.04%
Bachelors or Greater4.99%
High School4.61%

Goleta Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.42%
Male Unemployed30.35%
Male Employed4.99%
Female Employed3.74%

Goleta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Goleta Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$98,005$110,285
Families$111,350$121,700
Married Families$118,130-
Non Families$63,906$84,762
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Income by Household Type

Goleta Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Goleta Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Goleta Marital Status

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1,378

Number of Veterans

1,271

Male Veterans

107

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam446
Korea222
Second Gulf War203
First Gulf War184
World War II64

Goleta Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+522
65 to 74348
35 to 54226
55 to 64170
18 to 34112

Goleta Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1776.50%
Hispanic1131.61%
Asian712.83%
Hawaiian47100.00%
Other331.57%
2 or More222.54%
Black182.25%
Indian105.78%

Goleta Veterans by Race

Goleta Veterans by Education

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4.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Goleta Veterans by Education

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69.9%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Goleta Employment by Age

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Goleta Employment by Race

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Goleta Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.40%

Born in California

77.79%

Native Born

22.21%

Foreign Born

11.90%

Non Citizen

10.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.79% of Goleta residents were born in the United States, with 54.40% having been born in California. 11.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Goleta Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202130,825-43-0.14%
202030,868-43-0.14%
201930,911-43-0.14%
201830,954-144-0.46%
201731,0981770.57%
201630,921-42-0.14%
201530,963830.27%
201430,8802410.79%
201330,6392520.83%
201230,3872110.70%
201130,176330.11%
201030,143-25,057-5.87%
200055,20026,6006.80%
199028,6003,0001.11%
198025,60017,60012.33%
19708,0003,0004.81%
19605,0003,7006.97%
19401,3000.00%

Goleta Population by Year