Santa Barbara, CA

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Population

91,443

0.573% growth

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Median Age

37.9


Median Household Income

$71,160

6.34% growth

Number of Employees

50,705

3.55% growth

Median Property Value

$934,500

5.24% growth

About

In 2017, Santa Barbara, CA had a population of 91.4k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $71,160. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Santa Barbara, CA grew from 90,922 to 91,443, a 0.573% increase and its median household income grew from $66,916 to $71,160, a 6.34% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Barbara, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.6%), White (Hispanic) (22%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (12.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.76%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%). N/A% of the people in Santa Barbara, CA speak a non-English language, and 84.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Barbara, CA are Santa Barbara City College (3,572 degrees awarded in 2017), Fielding Graduate University (359 degrees), and Antioch University-Santa Barbara (157 degrees).

The median property value in Santa Barbara, CA is $934,500, and the homeownership rate is 40.7%. Most people in Santa Barbara, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Barbara, CA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in California (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Santa Barbara, CA employs 50.7k people. The largest industries in Santa Barbara, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,270 people), Educational Services (5,793 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,705 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,463), Public Administration ($68,006), and Finance & Insurance ($67,312).

Median household income in Santa Barbara, CA is $71,160. Males in Santa Barbara, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Santa Barbara, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,160

2017 value

± $2,907

6.34%

1 Year Growth

± 6.02%

Households in Santa Barbara, CA have a median annual income of $71,160, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,916 in 2016, which represents a 6.34% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Santa Barbara, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1.03

  2. Census Tract 7

  3. Census Tract 14.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Barbara, CA was Census Tract 1.03 with a value of $150,889, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 14.02, with respective values of $134,519 and $129,297.

The following map shows all of the places in Santa Barbara, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Barbara, CA (12.5k out of 90.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    8,322 ± 741

  2. Hispanic

    5,699 ± 636

  3. Other

    2,341 ± 402

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Barbara, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

50.7k

2017 Value

± 1,817

3.55%

1 Year growth

± 4.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Santa Barbara, CA grew at a rate of 3.55%, from 49k employees to 50.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Barbara, CA, are Management Occupations (6,293 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,620 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,244 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Barbara, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Santa Barbara, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (6,293 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,620 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,244 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Santa Barbara, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.03 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.92 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Santa Barbara, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($96,563), Legal Occupations ($95,781), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($95,672).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

50.7k

2017 Value

± 1,817

3.55%

1 Year growth

± 4.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Santa Barbara, CA grew at a rate of 3.55%, from 49k employees to 50.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Barbara, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,270 people), Educational Services (5,793 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,705 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Barbara, CA, though some of these residents may live in Santa Barbara, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Santa Barbara, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,270 people), Educational Services (5,793 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,705 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Santa Barbara, CA has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.58 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.55 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Santa Barbara, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($95,463), Public Administration ($68,006), and Finance & Insurance ($67,312).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.9% of the population of Santa Barbara, CA has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 16.7% on non-group plans, and 0.582% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Santa Barbara, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Santa Barbara, CA see 1324 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.16% increase from the previous year (1259 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1268 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 217 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,324 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Santa Barbara County, CA see an average of 1,324 patients per year. This represents a 5.16% increase from the previous year (1,259 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Santa Barbara County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.1%

Uninsured

44.2%

Employer Coverage

14.1%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

16.7%

Non-Group

0.582%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Barbara, CA declined by 17.9% from 14.8% to 12.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Santa Barbara, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Santa Barbara, CA is home to a population of 91.4k people, from which 84.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 23.2% of Santa Barbara, CA residents were born outside of the country (21.2k people).

In 2017, there were 2.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.8k people) in Santa Barbara, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.1k White (Hispanic) and 11.5k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Santa Barbara, CA was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Santa Barbara, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Santa Barbara, CA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

23.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

21.2k people

24.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

22k people

As of 2017, 23.2% of Santa Barbara, CA residents (21.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Santa Barbara, CA was 24.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

84.8%

2017 Citizenship

84%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 84.8% of Santa Barbara, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Barbara, CA was 84%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Santa Barbara, CA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    50.8k ± 1.34k

  2. White (Hispanic)

    20.1k ± 1.66k

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    11.5k ± 1.64k

In 2017, there were 2.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.8k people) in Santa Barbara, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.1k White (Hispanic) and 11.5k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Santa Barbara, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,276 ± 242

  2. Korea

    752 ± 226

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    644 ± 316

Santa Barbara, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Santa Barbara, CA awarded 4,110 degrees. The student population of Santa Barbara, CA is skewed towards women, with 8,077 male students and 9,663 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Barbara, CA are White (1,700 and 46.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,254 and 34.6%), Asian (217 and 5.99%), and Two or More Races (196 and 5.41%).

The largest universities in Santa Barbara, CA by number of degrees awarded are Santa Barbara City College (3,572 and 86.9%), Fielding Graduate University (359 and 8.73%), and Antioch University-Santa Barbara (157 and 3.82%).

The most popular majors in Santa Barbara, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,345 and 32.7%), Biological & Physical Sciences (424 and 10.3%), and Humanistic Studies (357 and 8.69%).

The median tuition costs in Santa Barbara, CA are $17,820 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 333 degrees awarded

  2. 437 degrees awarded

  3. 406 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Santa Barbara, CA was Humanistic Studies with 333 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Santa Barbara, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,572 degrees awarded

  2. 359 degrees awarded

  3. 157 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$17,820

Median Private

In 2017, the Santa Barbara, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Santa Barbara City College with 3,572 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,623

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,487

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,623 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Barbara, CA, which is 0.653 times less than the 2,487 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,700 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,254 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    217 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Santa Barbara, CA were to White students. These 1,700 degrees mean that there were 1.36 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,254 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Barbara, CA was $934,500 in 2017, which is 4.07 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $888,000 to $934,500, a 5.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Barbara, CA is 40.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Santa Barbara, CA have an average commute time of 15.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Santa Barbara, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$934,500

2017 Median

± $26,539

$888,000

2016 Median

± $20,962

In 2017, the median property value in Santa Barbara, CA grew to to $934,500 from the previous year's value of $888,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Santa Barbara, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Barbara, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $750k - $1000k range.

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Household Income

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$71,160

Median Household Income

± $2,907

36.1k

Number of Households

± 1,316

In 2017, the median household income of the 36.1k households in Santa Barbara, CA grew to $71,160 from the previous year's value of $66,916.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Barbara, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Santa Barbara, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Barbara, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

40.7%

2017 Homeownership

39.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 40.7% of the housing units in Santa Barbara, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Santa Barbara, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

15.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Barbara, CA have a shorter commute time (15.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in Santa Barbara, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    66.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.07%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Santa Barbara, CA was Drove Alone (66.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.3%) and those who Worked At Home (7.07%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Santa Barbara, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Santa Barbara, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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