Cities in Santa Barbara County, California by Population (2024)

There are 29 cities in Santa Barbara County, California.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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City
Rank
State
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Santa Maria1California110,508109,7420.17%4,84522.81
Santa Barbara2California86,39088,676-0.66%4,43319.49
Lompoc3California43,06944,403-0.77%3,70511.62
Goleta4California32,12632,738-0.47%4,0917.85
Orcutt5California30,92131,353-0.35%2,85710.82
Eastern Goleta Valley6California29,30329,823-0.44%1,76716.59
Isla Vista7California13,71115,733-3.55%24,8840.55
Carpinteria8California12,66113,239-1.13%4,8922.59
University California-Santa Barbara9California11,21111,671-1.01%8,6241.30
Guadalupe10California9,1908,1242.99%7,0151.31
Montecito11California8,5998,2100.41%9369.18
Vandenberg Village12California5,9367,945-6.06%1,1265.27
Solvang13California5,8556,117-1.1%2,4142.42
Buellton14California5,0445,168-0.61%3,1881.58
Santa Ynez15California4,7044,728-0.13%9744.83
Vandenberg AFB16California3,7163,6460.49%16622.39
Mission Hills17California3,5043,5090.66%2,8981.21
Mission Canyon18California2,3512,649-3.05%1,3001.81
Summerland19California1,80374517.23%1,2911.40
Toro Canyon20California1,6481,918-1.32%1769.39
Los Olivos21California1,0948383.5%4182.62
Maricopa22California1,0171,023-0.1%6501.56
Ballard23California678764-3%2432.79
New Cuyama24California585550-6.7%9260.63
Los Alamos25California3931,275-35.89%4350.90
Sisquoc26California141169-4.73%632.23
Casmalia27California828812.33%4880.17
Garey28California57475.56%451.26
Cuyama29California711-12.5%150.45
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Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Santa Barbara County, California?

Santa Maria is the largest city in Santa Barbara County.

What is the smallest city in Santa Barbara County, California?

Cuyama is the smallest city in Santa Barbara County.

How many cities are in Santa Barbara County?

There are 29 cities in Santa Barbara County, California.

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