Santa Barbara County, California Population 2021

Santa Barbara County, California's estimated population is 447,937 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 5.59% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021447,9377190.16%
2020447,2187190.16%
2019446,4997190.16%
2018445,7804820.11%
2017445,2989580.22%
2016444,3402,1110.48%
2015442,2293,1840.73%
2014439,0454,4441.02%
2013434,6014,9021.14%
2012429,6994,2461.00%
2011425,4531,2220.29%
2010424,23154,62314.78%
1990369,60870,91423.74%
1980298,69434,37013.00%
1970264,32495,36256.44%
1960168,96270,74272.02%
195098,22027,66539.21%
194070,5555,3888.27%
193065,16724,07058.57%
192041,09713,35948.16%
191027,7388,80446.50%
190018,9343,18020.19%
189015,7546,24165.60%
18809,5131,72922.21%
18707,7844,241119.70%
18603,5432,358198.99%
18501,1850.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.16%
County Website
County Seat
2010 Population
424,231
Growth (since 2010)
5.59%
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Santa Barbara County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White344,77877.51%
Some Other Race42,4419.54%
Asian24,8495.59%
Two or More Races18,5524.17%
Black or African American8,9842.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,6441.04%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5810.13%
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Santa Barbara County, California Population by Race

Santa Barbara County, California Population Pyramid 2021

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Santa Barbara County, California Median Age

33.8


Total

32.8


Male

34.9


Female

Santa Barbara County, California Adults

There are 345,645 adults, (66,563 of whom are seniors) in Santa Barbara County, California.

Santa Barbara County, California Age Dependency

59.4

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Barbara County, California Sex Ratio

Female

222,170

49.95%

Male

222,659

50.05%

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
Married65.3%34.7%
All52.1%47.9%
Non Family40.5%59.5%
Male39.8%60.2%
Female35.7%64.3%

52.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santa Barbara County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All145,8562.9152.1
Married71,5743.565.3
Non Family49,9151.640.5
Female16,3673.8435.7
Male8,0003.9739.8

3.41

Average Family Size

2.91

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 Grade34,07612.39%
9th to 12th Grade18,3436.67%
High School Graduate49,00617.81%
Some College58,18521.15%
Associates Degree21,5097.82%
Bachelors Degree55,47420.17%
Graduate Degree38,49913.99%
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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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Name Total High School Bachelors
White143,040138,58771,425
Hispanic106,42660,51511,498
Other Race23,87914,5682,803
Asian14,42713,0787,173
Multiple Races7,6436,9752,654
Black5,7335,0291,490
Native American2,9022,324245
Islander47144847

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.89%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 49.93%.

Santa Barbara County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,993$43,976$32,003
Less Than High School$23,766$27,026$19,161
High School Grad$31,386$35,780$25,930
Some College$39,455$46,630$32,311
Bachelors Degree$59,895$70,876$50,819
Graduate Degree$79,017$95,295$65,014

$38,993

Average Earnings

$43,976

Average Male

$32,003

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

59.68% of Santa Barbara County, California residents speak only English, while 40.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.51% 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
Hispanic195,22230,06615.40%
White190,79220,64210.82%
Other39,2966,67116.98%
Asian20,5913,70718.00%
Multiple17,2292,48314.41%
Black8,0781,81222.43%
Native4,46286419.36%
Islander5069719.17%

13.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.50%

Male Poverty Rate

14.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Barbara County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Barbara County, California is Black, with 22.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Barbara County, California is White, with 10.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.11%.

Santa Barbara County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.17%
High School9.83%
Some College8.86%
Bachelors or Greater4.36%

Santa Barbara County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed31.75%
Female Unemployed26.34%
Female Employed9.70%
Male Employed6.66%

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$74,624$106,421
Families$85,186$117,805
Married Families$101,072$134,998
Non Families$48,667$76,417
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Income by Household Type

Santa Barbara County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

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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21,027

Number of Veterans

19,106

Male Veterans

1,921

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,436
Second Gulf War4,326
First Gulf War3,529
Korea2,701
World War II1,085

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+6,438
65 to 745,120
35 to 544,035
55 to 643,040
18 to 342,394

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White17,9876.73%
Hispanic3,2012.35%
Black86211.67%
Other6371.99%
2 or More6135.36%
Asian5482.54%
Indian2727.85%
Hawaiian10821.43%

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by Race

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by Education

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6.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by Education

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64.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

5.8%

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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56.77%

Born in California

76.96%

Native Born

23.04%

Foreign Born

15.15%

Non Citizen

7.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.96% of Santa Barbara County, California residents were born in the United States, with 56.77% having been born in California. 15.15% 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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