Santa Ynez is a city located in Santa Barbara County California. With a 2020 population of 4,523, it is the 663rd largest city in California and the 7030th largest city in the United States. Santa Ynez is currently growing at a rate of 0.20% annually but its population has decreased by -4.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,728 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Santa Ynez has a population density of 881 people per square mile.
The average household income in Santa Ynez is $123,718 with a poverty rate of 11.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,859 per month, and the median house value is $861,100. The median age in Santa Ynez is 42.7 years, 44.2 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Santa Ynezwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.91%.
80.53% of Santa Ynez residents speak only English, while 19.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.76% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Ynez is Asian, with 60.13% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Ynez is Multiple, with 4.29% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.37%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Santa Ynez
86.13% of Santa Ynez residents were born in the United States, with 64.32% having been born in California. 8.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.