Santa Barbara County, California Population 2022

Santa Barbara County, California's estimated population is 448,656 with a growth rate of 0.16% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Barbara County, California is the 21st largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 424,231 and has seen a growth of 5.76% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18501,1850.00%
18603,5432,358198.99%
18707,7844,241119.70%
18809,5131,72922.21%
189015,7546,24165.60%
190018,9343,18020.19%
191027,7388,80446.50%
192041,09713,35948.16%
193065,16724,07058.57%
194070,5555,3888.27%
195098,22027,66539.21%
1960168,96270,74272.02%
1970264,32495,36256.44%
1980298,69434,37013.00%
1990369,60870,91423.74%
2010424,23154,62314.78%
2011425,4531,2220.29%
2012429,6994,2461.00%
2013434,6014,9021.14%
2014439,0454,4441.02%
2015442,2293,1840.73%
2016444,3402,1110.48%
2017445,2989580.22%
2018445,7804820.11%
2019446,4997190.16%
2020447,2187190.16%
2021447,9377190.16%
2022448,6567190.16%
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Santa Barbara County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White319,54771.83%
Black or African American8,4741.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,9411.11%
Asian24,6785.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5280.12%
Some Other Race43,4419.76%
Two or More Races43,2869.73%
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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

Type Owner Renter
Married65.7%34.3%
All52.3%47.7%
Male41%59%
Non Family40.6%59.4%
Female35.2%64.8%

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santa Barbara County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All148,3092.8652.3
Married72,3343.4765.7
Male8,7343.8241
Female16,3293.7535.2
Non Family50,9121.5540.6

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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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade32,39411.73%
9th to 12th Grade17,7526.43%
High School Graduate46,72216.92%
Some College59,64821.60%
Associates Degree23,0428.35%
Bachelors Degree57,54920.84%
Graduate Degree38,99814.12%
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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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Race Total High School Bachelors
White141,838137,66971,888
Asian14,21112,9677,163
Black5,5835,0411,573
2+ Races20,53814,8784,713
Other Race25,05615,4983,490
Hispanic107,66863,51512,816
Native American3,1492,482305
Islander367348

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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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,157$46,306$34,844
Less Than 9th Grade$25,241$28,779$19,970
High School Graduate$32,558$37,813$26,406
Some College$41,172$49,014$35,001
Bachelors Degree$62,069$72,176$52,721
Graduate Degree$82,073$100,484$66,125

$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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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander46512927.74%
Black7,6181,60421.06%
Asian20,1204,03020.03%
Native4,75082417.35%
White188,10818,5329.85%
Other6,118NaN%
Multiple41,6296,21514.93%
Hispanic196,39928,97814.75%

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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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.12%
High School9.62%
Some College8.30%
Bachelors or Greater4.18%

Santa Barbara County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.94%
Male Unemployed26.64%
Female Employed10.03%
Female Unemployed25.23%

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

Santa Barbara County, California Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$78,925$111,731
Families$89,549$124,254
Married Families$106,434$143,347
Non Families$53,399$79,126
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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

War Veterans
Second Gulf War4,357
First Gulf War3,621
Vietnam6,891
Korea2,314
World War II817

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 342,327
35 to 543,864
55 to 642,791
65 to 744,805
75+6,037

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White16,6676.66%
Black81411.47%
Native American2416.50%
Asian5852.73%
Islander6413.82%
Other Race5481.65%
2+ Races9053.27%
Hispanic3,0922.25%

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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