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Santa Barbara County, CA&

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Population
446,170
0.31% growth
Median Age
33.8
Median Household Income
$67,436
5.99% growth
Poverty Rate
13.9%
Number of Employees
215,514
0.64% growth
Median Property Value
$531,200
2.99% decline

About the photo: View from Inspiration Point in Santa Barbara, California.

Economy

The economy of Santa Barbara County, CA employs 215,514 people. The economy of Santa Barbara County, CA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 12.12; 1.59; and 1.33 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Santa Barbara County, CA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (25,014), Educational Services (23,051), and Accommodation & Food Service (22,377), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,412), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($72,278), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($63,125).

Median household income in Santa Barbara County, CA is $67,436. Males in Santa Barbara County, CA have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,697. The income inequality of Santa Barbara County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.507 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 County, 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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Diversity

Santa Barbara County, CA is home to a population of 446,170 people, from which 83.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Santa Barbara County, CA is composed of 201,344 Hispanic residents (45.1%), 200,455 White residents (44.9%), 24,522 Asian residents (5.5%), 10,534 Two+ residents (2.36%), and 7,898 Black residents (1.77%). The most common foreign languages in Santa Barbara County, CA are Spanish (133,216 speakers), Chinese (4,428 speakers), and Tagalog (3,487 speakers), but compared to other places, Santa Barbara County, CA has a relative high number of Other (1,223 speakers), Scandinavian (1,007 speakers), and Spanish (133,216 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Santa Barbara County, CA awarded 13,123 degrees. The student population of Santa Barbara County, CA is skewed towards females, with 5,510 male students and 7,613 female students. Most students in Santa Barbara County, CA 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 Barbara County, CA 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 Barbara County, CA 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 Barbara County, CA 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 Santa Barbara County, CA is $531,200, which is 2.59 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $547,600 to $531,200, a 2.99% increase. The homeownership rate of Santa Barbara County, CA is 51%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Santa Barbara County, CA have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Santa Barbara County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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