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About the photo: Santa Barbara, CA


The economy of Santa Barbara, CA employs 48,967 people. The economy of Santa Barbara, CA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 1.51; 1.45; and 1.43 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Santa Barbara, CA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,806), Accommodation & Food Service (5,545), and Educational Services (5,301), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($250,001), Utilities ($75,478), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($62,693).

Median household income in Santa Barbara, CA is $66,916. Males in Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara, CA is from the county of Santa Barbara County, CA.

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Santa Barbara, CA is home to a population of 90,922 people, from which 84% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Santa Barbara, CA is composed of 49,591 White residents (54.5%), 34,772 Hispanic residents (38.2%), 3,141 Asian residents (3.45%), 1,811 Two+ residents (1.99%), and 1,295 Black residents (1.42%). The most common foreign languages in Santa Barbara, CA are Spanish (25,832 speakers), German (1,045 speakers), and Chinese (598 speakers), but compared to other places, Santa Barbara, CA has a relative high number of Scandinavian (416 speakers), German (1,045 speakers), and Hungarian (69 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Santa Barbara, CA awarded 3,958 degrees. The student population of Santa Barbara, CA is skewed towards females, with 1,520 male students and 2,438 female students. Most students in Santa Barbara, CA are White (1,844 and 46.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,076 and 27.2%), Unknown (197 and 4.98%), and Two or more races (165 and 4.17%). The largest universities in Santa Barbara, CA by number of graduates are Santa Barbara City College (3,119 and 78.8%), Fielding Graduate University (394 and 10%), and Brooks Institute (130 and 3.28%). The most popular majors in Santa Barbara, CA are Biological & Physical Sciences (458 and 11.6%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (442 and 11.2%), and Humanistic Studies (248 and 6.27%). The median tuition costs in Santa Barbara, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $17,820 and $17,820 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 Santa Barbara, CA is $888,000, which is 4.33 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $846,400 to $888,000, a 4.91% increase. The homeownership rate of Santa Barbara, CA is 39.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Santa Barbara, CA have an average commute time of 15.6 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.


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