Santa Ynez, CA

Census Place

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2022 Population
4,716
0.791% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47
6.19% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.7%
13.6% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$144,792
27.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.07M
20.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Santa Ynez, CA had a population of 4.72k people with a median age of 47 and a median household income of $144,792. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Santa Ynez, CA grew from 4,679 to 4,716, a 0.791% increase and its median household income grew from $113,333 to $144,792, a 27.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Ynez, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.5%), White (Hispanic) (15.9%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (4.37%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.1%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.46%).

None of the households in Santa Ynez, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.4% of the residents in Santa Ynez, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Santa Ynez, CA was $1.07M, and the homeownership rate was 71%.

Most people in Santa Ynez, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Ynez, CA was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Santa Ynez, CA is home to a population of 4.72k people, from which 90.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 16% of Santa Ynez, CA residents were born outside of the country (755 people).

In 2022, there were 4.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.37k people) in Santa Ynez, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 750 White (Hispanic) and 206 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.4%
2022 Citizenship
92.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.4% of Santa Ynez, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Ynez, CA was 92.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Santa Ynez, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.37k ± 632
  2. White (Hispanic)
    750 ± 469
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    206 ± 187
19.5%
Hispanic Population
921 people

In 2022, there were 4.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.37k people) in Santa Ynez, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 750 White (Hispanic) and 206 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.5% of the people in Santa Ynez, CA are hispanic (921 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

16%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
755 people
13.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
623 people

As of 2022, 16% of Santa Ynez, CA residents (755 people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Santa Ynez, CA was 13.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    97 ± 60
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    69 ± 86
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    23 ± 37

Santa Ynez, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Santa Ynez, CA employs 2.26k people. The largest industries in Santa Ynez, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (282 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (248 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (195 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($190,197), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($136,071), and Construction ($117,543).

Occupations

2.26k
2022 Value
± 412
−1.35%
1 Year decline
± 26.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Ynez, CA declined at a rate of −1.35%, from 2.29k employees to 2.26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Ynez, CA, are Management Occupations (383 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (205 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (175 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Ynez, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.26k
2022 Value
± 412
−1.35%
1 Year decline
± 26.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Ynez, CA declined at a rate of −1.35%, from 2.29k employees to 2.26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Ynez, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (282 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (248 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (195 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Ynez, CA, though some of these residents may live in Santa Ynez, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$88,988
Median earning men ± $37,451
$32,232
Median earning women ± $17,448

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($250,001), Public Administration ($200,023), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($165,813).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($107,639), Retail Trade ($33,523), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($26,800).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Ynez, CA was $1.07M in 2022, which is 3.79 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $887,800 to $1.07M, a 20.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Ynez, CA is 71%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Santa Ynez, CA have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Santa Ynez, CA is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$1.07M
Median Property Value 2022
±$70,074
$1,298
Median Property Taxes
±$238

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Ynez, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Santa Ynez, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71%
Homeownership
2022
72%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71% of the housing units in Santa Ynez, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.4%.

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Income by Location

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

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Household Income

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$144,792
Median Household Income
± $36,091
1.83k
Number of Households
± 329

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.83k households in Santa Ynez, CA grew to $144,792 from the previous year's value of $113,333.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Ynez, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Santa Ynez, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (19.5%)
  3. Walked (2.01%)

In 2022, 77.7% of workers in Santa Ynez, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (19.5%) and those who walked to work (2.01%).

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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Commute Time

29.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Ynez, CA have a longer commute time (29.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.38% of the workforce in Santa Ynez, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Santa Ynez, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Santa Ynez, CA have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Ynez, CA (553 out of 4.71k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 65 - 74, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 12 - 14.

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

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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Health

90% of the population of Santa Ynez, CA has health coverage, with 38.4% on employee plans, 10.5% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 23.8% on non-group plans, and 0.763% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Santa Barbara County, CA see 1317 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1158 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 170 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,317 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Santa Barbara County, CA

Primary care physicians in Santa Barbara County, CA see an average of 1,317 patients per year. This represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1,333 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 12.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

10%
Uninsured
38.4%
Employer Coverage
10.5%
Medicaid
16.5%
Medicare
23.8%
Non-Group
0.763%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Ynez, CA declined by 9.07% from 11% to 10%.

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