Solvang, California Population 2024

5,842

Solvang is a city located in Santa Barbara County California. Solvang has a 2024 population of 5,842. Solvang is currently declining at a rate of -1.22% annually and its population has decreased by -4.5% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,117 in 2020.

The average household income in Solvang is $152,856 with a poverty rate of 7.2%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Solvang is 50.6 years, 47.1 years for males, and 54.2 years for females.

Solvang Demographics

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

  • White: 72.97%
  • Two or more races: 13.22%
  • Other race: 7.75%
  • Black or African American: 3.33%
  • Asian: 2.72%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,408.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.5% (-275)
The current population of Solvang, California is 5,842 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,117.

Solvang, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,40472.97%
Two or more races79813.22%
Other race4687.75%
Black or African American2013.33%
Asian1642.72%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Solvang Population by Race

Solvang Population Pyramid 2024

Solvang Median Age

50.6

Total

47.1

Male

54.2

Female

Solvang Adults

There are 5,020 adults, (1,825 of whom are seniors) in Solvang.

Solvang Age Dependency

88.9

Age Dependency Ratio

57.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Solvang Sex Ratio

Female3,32755.13%
Male2,70844.87%

Solvang Population by Age

Solvang Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,4592.4355.244.8
Married1,1962.797525
Non Family9091.4136.163.9
Female2843.3641.558.5
Male705.6421.478.6
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2.88

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

55.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Solvang 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

Solvang Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Solvang Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 56.67%.

Solvang Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$54,750

Average Earnings

$75,634

Average Male

$48,570

Average Female

Solvang Earnings by Educational Attainment

Solvang Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Solvang Language

75.09% of Solvang residents speak only English, while 24.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.81% of the population.

Solvang Language

Solvang Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,8012125.58%
Hispanic1,61519211.89%
Multiple73915520.97%
Asian1642213.41%
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7.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.87%

Male Poverty Rate

6.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Solvang

The race most likely to be in poverty in Solvang is Multiple, with 20.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Solvang is White, with 5.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.36%.

Solvang Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.2%
Some College8.95%
Bachelors or Greater2.98%
High School1.86%
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Solvang Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed52.17%
Female Unemployed10.09%
Female Employed4.68%
Male Employed2.14%
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Solvang Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Solvang Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Solvang Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Solvang Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Solvang Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Solvang Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

323

Number of Veterans

321

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Solvang Veterans by War

count

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Solvang Veterans by Age

count

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Solvang Veterans by Race

Solvang Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Solvang Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Solvang Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Solvang Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Solvang 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

50.46%

Born in Solvang

81.57%

Native Born

18.43%

Foreign Born

7.61%

Non Citizen

10.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.57% of Solvang residents were born in the United States, with 50.46% having been born in California. 7.61% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,482-72-1.3%
20285,554-72-1.28%
20275,626-72-1.26%
20265,698-72-1.25%
20255,770-72-1.23%
20245,842-72-1.22%
20235,914-72-1.2%
20225,986-72-1.19%
20216,058-59-0.96%
20206,1175008.9%
20195,617-67-1.18%
20185,684-19-0.33%
20175,703611.08%
20165,6421001.8%
20155,542931.71%
20145,449961.79%
20135,353631.19%
20125,290370.7%
20115,253180.34%
20105,235-97-1.82%
20005,33259112.47%
19904,7411,65053.38%
19803,0911,08754.24%
19702,00467951.25%
19601,325
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Solvang Population by Year