Santa Barbara County, California Population 2020

Santa Barbara County, California's estimated population is 445,606 with a growth rate of 0.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Barbara County, California is the 20th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018446,5279210.21%
2017445,6069310.21%
2016444,6752,1530.49%
2015442,5223,1640.72%
2014439,3584,5351.04%
2013434,8234,9981.16%
2012429,8254,3441.02%
2011425,4811,2460.29%
2010424,23554,62714.78%
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%

How Many People Live in Santa Barbara County, California?

445,606

Santa Barbara County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White344,02677.53%
Some Other Race42,0249.47%
Asian23,8635.38%
Two or More Races19,9964.51%
Black or African American8,6261.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,3890.99%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8140.18%

Santa Barbara County, California Population Pyramid 2020

Santa Barbara County, California Median Age

33.7


Total

32.6


Male

34.9


Female

Santa Barbara County, California Adults

There are 344,621 adults, (64,775 of whom are seniors) in Santa Barbara County, California.

Santa Barbara County, California Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Barbara County, California Sex Ratio

Female

221,530

49.92%

Male

222,208

50.08%

Santa Barbara County, California Households and Families

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

Santa Barbara County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.2%34.8%
All52.2%47.8%
Non Family41.1%58.9%
Male38.8%61.2%
Female35.5%64.5%

52.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All144,9622.9252.2
Married71,0803.5365.2
Non Family49,6921.641.1
Female16,4473.835.5
Male7,7433.9938.8

3.42

Average Family Size

2.92

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Santa Barbara County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade33,51212.24%
9th to 12th Grade18,5306.77%
High School Graduate49,05917.92%
Some College58,86321.50%
Associates Degree21,2177.75%
Bachelors Degree54,80120.01%
Graduate Degree37,83313.82%

Santa Barbara County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White143,653138,97371,450
Hispanic104,97859,60410,586
Other Race23,42914,5962,586
Asian13,83012,6456,820
Multiple Races8,1847,4652,909
Black5,3524,6461,224
Native American2,6922,155197
Islander657604138

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 49.74%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,204$42,033$31,231
Less Than High School$23,201$26,461$18,641
High School Grad$30,610$35,404$24,326
Some College$37,440$45,263$31,332
Bachelors Degree$56,938$67,917$48,602
Graduate Degree$75,014$92,321$62,500

$37,204

Average Earnings

$42,033

Average Male

$31,231

Average Female

Santa Barbara County, California Language

Santa Barbara County, California Language by Age

Santa Barbara County, California Language

60.27% of Santa Barbara County, California residents speak only English, while 39.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.08% of the population.

Santa Barbara County, California Poverty

Santa Barbara County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic193,57033,97417.55%
White192,32721,86411.37%
Other38,9307,57719.46%
Asian19,8993,95519.88%
Multiple18,5772,71214.60%
Black7,7461,67821.66%
Native4,2381,06825.20%
Islander7658310.85%

14.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.88%

Male Poverty Rate

15.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Barbara County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Barbara County, California is Native, with 25.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Barbara County, California is Islander, with 10.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.07%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.73%
High School11.30%
Some College8.99%
Bachelors or Greater4.45%

Santa Barbara County, California Income

Santa Barbara County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$71,657$101,100
Families$81,049$111,675
Married Families$96,953$128,475
Non Families$47,279$73,080

Santa Barbara County, California Marital Status

Santa Barbara County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Barbara County, California Married by Age and Sex

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

Santa Barbara County, California Veterans

21,908

Number of Veterans

19,883

Male Veterans

2,025

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,599
Second Gulf War4,186
First Gulf War3,456
Korea2,783
World War II1,410
Name Veterans % of Total
White18,6586.98%
Hispanic3,2512.41%
Black97013.99%
Other6822.16%
2 or More6775.47%
Asian5452.62%
Indian2036.18%
Hawaiian17323.60%

$Santa Barbara County, California Veterans by Education

6.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Barbara County, California Employment Status

64%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Barbara County, California Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.64%

Born in California

77.10%

Native Born

22.90%

Foreign Born

15.14%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

77.10% of Santa Barbara County, California residents were born in the United States, with 56.64% having been born in California. 15.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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