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0.43% growth
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2.54% growth

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The economy of Goleta, CA employs 16,341 people. The economy of Goleta, CA is specialized in Educational Services; Information; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 1.61; 1.53; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Goleta, CA are Educational Services (2,452), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,213), and Retail trade (1,773), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,750), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($68,563), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($63,239).

Median household income in Goleta, CA is $81,398. Males in Goleta, CA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,555. The income inequality of Goleta, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.528 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Goleta, CA. In Santa Barbara County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 79 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,593. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Goleta, CA is from the county of Santa Barbara County, CA.

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Goleta, CA is home to a population of 30,671 people, from which 87.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Goleta, CA is composed of 14,782 White residents (48.2%), 11,838 Hispanic residents (38.6%), 2,677 Asian residents (8.73%), 798 Two+ residents (2.6%), and 506 Black residents (1.65%). The most common foreign languages in Goleta, CA are Spanish (7,620 speakers), Chinese (594 speakers), and French (270 speakers), but compared to other places, Goleta, CA has a relative high number of Other Indo-European (163 speakers), Japanese (141 speakers), and Gujarati (87 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area awarded 13,123 degrees. The student population of Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 5,510 male students and 7,613 female students. Most students in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area are White (5,707 and 43.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3,625 and 27.6%), Asian (1,295 and 9.9%), and Two or more races (708 and 5.4%). The largest universities in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area by number of graduates are University of California-Santa Barbara (6,311 and 48.1%), Santa Barbara City College (3,119 and 23.8%), and Allan Hancock College (1,983 and 15.1%). The most popular majors in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area are Experimental Psychology (489 and 3.73%), Sociology (437 and 3.33%), and General Communication (352 and 2.68%). The median tuition costs in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area are $41,850 for private four year colleges, and $11,220 and $37,902 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Goleta, CA is $650,200, which is 3.17 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $634,100 to $650,200, a 2.54% increase. The homeownership rate of Goleta, CA is 54.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Goleta, CA have an average commute time of 15.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Goleta, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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