Carpinteria Valley, California

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Population in July 2007: 19,142.
Males: 9,590  (50.1%)
Females: 9,552  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  37.7 years
California median age:  33.3 years

Zip code: 93013

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,250 (it was $52,982 in 2000)
Carpinteria Valley:

$70,250
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,461 (it was $27,260 in 2000)

Carpinteria Valley CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $564,210 (it was $363,700 in 2000)
Carpinteria Valley:

$564,210
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $984,895; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; Townhouses or other attached units: $882,962; In 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $474,394; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $728,587; Mobile homes: $298,557; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $177,146
Carpinteria Valley races chart
  • White alone - 11,222 (58.7%)
  • Hispanic - 6,896 (36.1%)
  • Asian alone - 444 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 350 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 97 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 74 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 18 (0.09%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.04%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carpinteria Valley: 327.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 52.2 square miles.

Population density: 367 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Carpinteria Valley, California map

For population 25 years and over in Carpinteria Valley:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carpinteria Valley CCD:

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Carpinteria Valley CCD:  0.8% ($2,873)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)
Carpinteria Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Barbara, CA (10.6 miles , pop. 92,325).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Los Angeles, CA (69.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Carpinteria, CA (0.9 miles ), Toro Canyon, CA (1.4 miles ), Summerland, CA (2.0 miles ), Montecito, CA (2.5 miles ), Santa Barbara, CA (3.3 miles ), Mission Canyon, CA (3.3 miles ), Oak View, CA (3.6 miles ), Mira Monte, CA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 34.40 N, Longitude: 119.53 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 805

Carpinteria Valley household income distribution Carpinteria Valley home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Work and jobs in Carpinteria Valley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Carpinteria Valley, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Carpinteria Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 690% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 51.1 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from Carpinteria Valley center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 172.0 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 176.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 315.1 miles away from Carpinteria Valley center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 57.3 miles away from the city center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Santa Barbara County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Fires: 9, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Carpinteria Valley:

  • CASA DORINDA (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SANTA BARBARA, CA)
  • VISITING NURSE AND HOSPICE CARE OF SANTA BARBARA (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SANTA BARBARA, CA)
  • ASSISTED HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SANTA BARBARA, CA)
  • SANTA BARBARA ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY CENTER, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; SANTA BARBARA, CA)
  • FOREMOST HOME CARE OF CALIFORNIA, INC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; SANTA BARBARA, CA)
  • SANTA BARBARA CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SANTA BARBARA, CA)
  • SANTA BARBARA COTTAGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SANTA BARBARA, CA)

Amtrak stations near Carpinteria Valley:

  • 1 miles: CARPINTERIA (5TH ST. & LINDEN AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 10 miles: SANTA BARBARA (209 STATE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: VENTURA (HARBOR BLVD. & FIGUEROA ST.) . Services: public payphones, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carpinteria Valley:

  • Santa Barbara City College (about 10 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; Full-time enrollment: 12,568)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 19 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 22,806)
  • Ventura College (about 20 miles; Ventura, CA; FT enrollment: 8,460)
  • Oxnard College (about 28 miles; Oxnard, CA; FT enrollment: 3,879)
  • California State University-Channel Islands (about 33 miles; Camarillo, CA; FT enrollment: 4,163)
  • California Lutheran University (about 40 miles; Thousand Oaks, CA; FT enrollment: 4,103)
  • Moorpark College (about 41 miles; Moorpark, CA; FT enrollment: 9,338)

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Notable locations in Carpinteria Valley: Santa Barbara Polo Grounds (A), Wave (B), Alder Creek Campground (C), Alder Rustic Campsite (D), Rincon Station (E), Veterans Memorial Hall (F), Seaside Theatre (G), Carpinteria Valley Museum of History (H), Carpinteria Union School District Office (I), Carpinteria Girls Club (J), Carpinteria Civic Center (K), Carpinteria City Hall (L), Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce (M), Carpinteria Branch Santa Barbara Public Library (N), American Medical Response Station 1 (O), Carpinteria - Summerland Fire Protection District Station 2 (P), Carpinteria - Summerland Fire Protection District Station 1 (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Casitas Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Carpinteria Valley include: Summerland Presbyterian Church (A), Carpinteria Community Church (B), Carpinteria Valley Baptist Church (C), Church of Christ (D), Church of the Nazarene (E), Faith Lutheran Church (F), First Baptist Church of Carpinteria (G), First Church of Christ Scientist (H), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Carpinteria Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Carpinteria Reservoir (A), Jameson Lake (B), Buell Reservoir (C), Ortega Reservoir (D), El Estero (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gobernador Creek (A), Eldorado Creek (B), Morse Creek (C), Catharina Creek (D), Casitas Creek (E), Sutton Creek (F), Garrapata Creek (G), Franklin Creek (H), Toro Canyon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Carpinteria Valley include: Carpinteria Community Swimming Pool (1), El Carro Park (2), Franklin Creek Park (3), Heath Ranch Park (4), Lions Club Park (5), Memorial Park (6), Monte Vista Park (7), Toro Canyon County Park (8), Fleischmann Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Santa Barbara County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 101. This is worse than average.

City:

101
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.244. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.244
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 7.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.20
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.54. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.54
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  44.3%
Whole state:  69.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.4%
Whole state:

14.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.3%

People in group quarters in Carpinteria Valley in 2000:

  • 81 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Carpinteria Valley compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Carpinteria Valley CCD (based on Santa Barbara County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.80%
Here: 55.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents74.0%3.5%2.5%2.1%1.7%
Congregations7.9%1.7%6.6%4.8%3.1%
NameInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelAssemblies of GodBaptist General ConferenceUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.5%1.2%1.2%10.7%
Congregations5.2%5.2%2.2%3.5%59.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 105
Santa Barbara County:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 30
Santa Barbara County:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 74
Santa Barbara County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 388
Here:

9.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Santa Barbara County:

22.2%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.3%
State:

17.9%

5.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200558,474 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
California average:

5.75%

0.28% of residents moved from foreign countries($1,128 average AGI)
Santa Barbara County:

0.28%
California average:

0.21%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.75% ($76,761 average AGI)
from Ventura County, CA  0.53% ($41,749)
from San Luis Obispo County, CA  0.51% ($83,550)


7.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200649,083 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
California average:

6.27%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries($876 average AGI)
Santa Barbara County:

0.17%
California average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ventura County, CA  0.76% ($53,894 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.71% ($47,601)
to San Luis Obispo County, CA  0.53% ($46,870)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carpinteria Valley:

  • KTMS (990 AM; 5 kW; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KACD (850 AM; 25 kW; THOUSAND OAKS, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KOXR (910 AM; 5 kW; OXNARD, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBKO (1490 AM; 1 kW; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVTA (1520 AM; 10 kW; PORT HUENEME, CA; Owner: GOLD COAST BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KEYT (1250 AM; 3 kW; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: SMITH BROADCASTING OF SANTA BARBARA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carpinteria Valley:

  • K254AH (98.7 FM; ISLA VISTA, CA; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K210CH (89.9 FM; OAK VIEW, CA; Owner: LIFE ON THE WAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTYD (99.9 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCAQ (104.7 FM; OXNARD, CA; Owner: GOLD COAST BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KOCP (95.9 FM; CAMARILLO, CA; Owner: GOLD COAST BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KFYV (105.5 FM; OJAI, CA; Owner: GOLD COAST BROADCASTING LLC)
  • K271AC (102.1 FM; OJAI, CA; Owner: SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KSBX (89.5 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: KCBX, INC.)
  • KJEE (92.9 FM; MONTECITO, CA; Owner: MONTECITO, FM, INC)
  • K218CP (91.5 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KHAY (100.7 FM; VENTURA, CA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDB (93.7 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAC (88.7 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KKSB (106.3 FM; GOLETA, CA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSBL (101.7 FM; CARPINTERIA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRAZ (105.9 FM; SANTA YNEZ, CA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRUZ (103.3 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSPE-FM (94.5 FM; ELLWOOD, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMGQ (97.5 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCSB-FM (91.9 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)

TV broadcast stations around Carpinteria Valley:

  • KJLA (Channel 57; VENTURA, CA; Owner: KJLA, LLC)
  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KVMM-CA (Channel 41; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KSBT-LP (Channel 32; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: ARNOLD N. APPLEBAUM)
  • K49EK (Channel 49; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K46GC (Channel 46; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: PENNY DRUCKER)

Carpinteria Valley on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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