Montecito, California Population 2024

8,529

Montecito is a city located in Santa Barbara County California. Montecito has a 2024 population of 8,529. Montecito is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 3.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,210 in 2020.

The average household income in Montecito is $327,332 with a poverty rate of 7.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Montecito is 50.4 years, 47.6 years for males, and 52.9 years for females.

Montecito Demographics

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

  • White: 85.05%
  • Two or more races: 9.68%
  • Asian: 3.14%
  • Other race: 1.54%
  • Black or African American: 0.56%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
9.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
912.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.89% (319)
The current population of Montecito, California is 8,529 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,210.

Montecito, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,25485.05%
Two or more races8269.68%
Asian2683.14%
Other race1311.54%
Black or African American480.56%
Native American20.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Montecito Population by Race

Montecito Population Pyramid 2024

Montecito Median Age

50.4

Total

47.6

Male

52.9

Female

Montecito Adults

There are 7,291 adults, (3,039 of whom are seniors) in Montecito.

Montecito Age Dependency

100.6

Age Dependency Ratio

71.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Montecito Sex Ratio

Female4,71755.31%
Male3,81244.69%

Montecito Population by Age

Montecito Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,2512.2871.828.2
Married1,7812.7876.823.2
Non Family1,1531.2861.838.2
Female2523.028119
Male653.275.424.6
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2.78

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Montecito Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Montecito Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Montecito Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Montecito Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$72,057

Average Earnings

$108,750

Average Male

$50,750

Average Female

Montecito Earnings by Educational Attainment

Montecito Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Montecito Language

85.26% of Montecito residents speak only English, while 14.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.29% of the population.

Montecito Language

Montecito Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,2494256.8%
Hispanic56010017.86%
Multiple7457910.6%
Asian1101412.73%
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7.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.17%

Male Poverty Rate

6.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Montecito

The race most likely to be in poverty in Montecito is Hispanic, with 17.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Montecito is White, with 6.8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.59%.

Montecito Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School41.34%
Less Than 9th Grade16.03%
Some College12.76%
Bachelors or Greater4.58%
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Montecito Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed28.36%
Male Unemployed19.35%
Male Employed6.7%
Female Employed4.73%
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Montecito Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Montecito Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Montecito Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Montecito Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Montecito Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Montecito Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Montecito Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

423

Number of Veterans

411

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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Montecito Veterans by War

count

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Montecito Veterans by Age

count

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Montecito Veterans by Race

Montecito Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Montecito Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.1%

Labor Force Participation

40.9%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Montecito Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Montecito Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Montecito Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

47.33%

Born in Montecito

89.24%

Native Born

10.76%

Foreign Born

2.24%

Non Citizen

8.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.24% of Montecito residents were born in the United States, with 47.33% having been born in California. 2.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Montecito Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20248,529
20238,529
20228,529350.41%
20218,4942843.46%
20208,210-35-0.42%
20198,245-366-4.25%
20188,611-373-4.15%
20178,984-209-2.27%
20169,193-278-2.94%
20159,471270.29%
20149,4444525.03%
20138,9924525.29%
20128,540-539-5.94%
20119,0791141.27%
20108,965
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Montecito Population by Year