Santa Barbara County, California Population 2022

Santa Barbara County, California's estimated population is 453,095 with a growth rate of 0.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Barbara County, California is the 20th largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 423,895 and has seen a growth of 6.89% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
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Santa Barbara County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

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Santa Barbara County, California Population by Race

Santa Barbara County, California Population Pyramid 2022

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Santa Barbara County, California Median Age

33.8


Total

33


Male

34.9


Female

Santa Barbara County, California Adults

There are 345,856 adults, (68,020 of whom are seniors) in Santa Barbara County, California.

Santa Barbara County, California Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Barbara County, California Sex Ratio

Female

222,371

49.98%

Male

222,524

50.02%

Santa Barbara County, California Population by Age

Santa Barbara County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Santa Barbara County, California Household Types

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santa Barbara County, California Households and Families

3.37

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

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Santa Barbara County, California Households by Type

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Santa Barbara County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santa Barbara County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.06%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 50.68%.

Santa Barbara County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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$41,157

Average Earnings

$46,306

Average Male

$34,844

Average Female

Santa Barbara County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santa Barbara County, California Language by Age

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Santa Barbara County, California Language

59.91% of Santa Barbara County, California residents speak only English, while 40.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.32% of the population.

Santa Barbara County, California Language

Santa Barbara County, California Poverty by Race

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12.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.47%

Male Poverty Rate

14.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Barbara County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Barbara County, California is Islander, with 27.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Barbara County, California is Hispanic, with 14.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.47%.

Santa Barbara County, California Poverty

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Santa Barbara County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Santa Barbara County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santa Barbara County, California Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Santa Barbara County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Barbara County, California Married by Age and Sex

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Santa Barbara County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Santa Barbara County, California Marital Status by Race

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Santa Barbara County, California Marital Status

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19,824

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by War

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Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by Age

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Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by Race

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by Education

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6.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by Education

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63.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Barbara County, California Employment by Age

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Santa Barbara County, California Employment by Race

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Santa Barbara County, California 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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57.43%

Born in Santa Barbara County, California

77.32%

Native Born

22.68%

Foreign Born

14.59%

Non Citizen

8.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.32% of Santa Barbara County, California residents were born in the United States, with 57.43% having been born in California. 14.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Santa Barbara County, California Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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