Solvang, California Population 2021

5,792
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Solvang is a city located in Santa Barbara County California. With a 2020 population of 5,792, it is the 419th largest city in California and the 4378th largest city in the United States . Solvang is currently declining at a rate of -0.40% annually but its population has increased by 10.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,245 in 2010. Solvang reached it's highest population of 5,865 in 2017. Spanning over 2 miles, Solvang has a population density of 2,388 people per square mile.

The average household income in Solvang is $122,076 with a poverty rate of 9.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,531 per month, and the median house value is $729,200. The median age in Solvang is 45.8 years, 46 years for males, and 45.8 years for females.

Solvang Demographics

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

  • White: 90.63%
  • Other race: 2.96%
  • Asian: 2.72%
  • Two or more races: 2.15%
  • Black or African American: 1.17%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Solvang, California is 5,792 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,861.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,245.

Solvang, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,26090.63%
Some Other Race1722.96%
Asian1582.72%
Two or More Races1252.15%
Black or African American681.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.36%
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Solvang Population by Race

Solvang Population Pyramid $2021

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Solvang Median Age

45.8


Total

46


Male

45.8


Female

Solvang Adults

There are 4,667 adults, (1,347 of whom are seniors) in Solvang.

Solvang Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Solvang Sex Ratio

Female

3,209

55.29%

Male

2,595

44.71%

Solvang Population by Age

Solvang Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Solvang Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.3%21.7%
All62.3%37.7%
Female52.5%47.5%
Non Family40.5%59.5%
Male32.4%67.6%

62.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Solvang Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3802.4162.3
Married1,2742.8678.3
Non Family7481.4240.5
Female3242.7752.5
Male344.3832.4

2.82

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Solvang Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1353.09%
9th to 12th Grade1182.70%
High School Graduate74617.10%
Some College1,27529.22%
Associates Degree4219.65%
Bachelors Degree1,14326.20%
Graduate Degree52512.03%
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Solvang Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Solvang Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,1543,0991,386
Hispanic1,01181395
Other Race14314320
Asian125125100
2+ Races666666
Native American2121
Black212121

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

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

Solvang Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,199$60,682$31,598
Less Than 9th Grade$22,083$$
High School Graduate$39,228$38,553$75,250
Some College$45,942$59,766$23,818
Bachelors Degree$56,250$79,145$50,806
Graduate Degree$104,010$156,667$

$47,199

Average Earnings

$60,682

Average Male

$31,598

Average Female

Solvang Earnings by Educational Attainment

Solvang Language by Age

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Solvang Language

75.17% of Solvang residents speak only English, while 24.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.18% of the population.

Solvang Language

Solvang Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,49734823.25%
White3,9162115.39%

9.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.37%

Male Poverty Rate

10.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Solvang

The race most likely to be in poverty in Solvang is Hispanic, with 23.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Solvang is White, with 5.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.44%.

Solvang Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.41%
Some College5.59%
Bachelors or Greater4.32%
High School2.94%

Solvang Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed6.49%
Female Unemployed0.74%
Male Employed0.00%

Solvang Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Solvang Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$83,431$122,076
Families$98,214$144,657
Married Families$109,545-
Non Families$66,089$69,152
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Income by Household Type

Solvang Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Solvang Married by Age and Sex

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Solvang 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.

Solvang Marital Status by Race

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Solvang Marital Status

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340

Number of Veterans

319

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea84
Second Gulf War73
Vietnam60
World War II46
First Gulf War31

Solvang Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+159
65 to 7473
18 to 3457
35 to 5451
55 to 64

Solvang Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3407.92%
Hispanic999.15%

Solvang Veterans by Race

Solvang Veterans by Education

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16.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Solvang Veterans by Education

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66.1%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Solvang Employment by Age

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Solvang Employment by Race

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Solvang 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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55.77%

Born in Solvang

84.29%

Native Born

15.71%

Foreign Born

6.65%

Non Citizen

9.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.29% of Solvang residents were born in the United States, with 55.77% having been born in California. 6.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Solvang Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,792-23-0.40%
20205,815-23-0.39%
20195,838-23-0.39%
20185,861-4-0.07%
20175,8651162.02%
20165,749691.21%
20155,6802123.88%
20145,4681132.11%
20135,355490.92%
20125,306470.89%
20115,259230.44%
20105,236-96-0.18%
20005,3325911.18%
19904,7411,6504.37%
19803,0911,0874.43%
19702,0046794.22%
19601,3250.00%

Solvang Population by Year