Goleta, California

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Population in 2017: 31,116 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -43.6%
Males: 15,457  (49.7%)
Females: 15,659  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

36.7 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 93111.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $91,014 (it was $60,314 in 2000)
Goleta:

$91,014
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $40,443 (it was $28,890 in 2000)

Goleta CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $800,367 (it was $395,100 in 2000)
Goleta:

$800,367
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $834,599; detached houses: $941,385; townhouses or other attached units: $705,232; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $533,862; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $590,945; mobile homes: $275,290

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,951.

March 2019 cost of living index in Goleta: 118.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.4%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.5% for Black residents, 7.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.5% for American Indian residents, 12.0% for other race residents, 1.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Goleta, CA (2017)
    • 15,17948.6%White alone
    • 11,57437.1%Hispanic
    • 2,7778.9%Asian alone
    • 9563.1%Two or more races
    • 5511.8%Black alone
    • 790.3%Other race alone
    • 170.05%American Indian alone
    • 150.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Goleta detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Goleta, California as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Goleta is 779 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Goleta by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
7
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(24.7)
1
(3.4)
4
(13.7)
2
(6.8)
1
(3.4)
5
(16.9)
4
(13.2)
4
(13.2)
7
(23.0)
3
(9.8)
9
(29.0)
8
(25.7)
3
(9.7)
4
(12.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12
(42.3)
11
(37.1)
13
(44.5)
6
(20.3)
10
(33.9)
11
(37.2)
8
(26.5)
8
(26.3)
9
(29.6)
1
(3.3)
12
(38.7)
8
(25.7)
18
(58.1)
10
(32.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
24
(84.6)
21
(70.9)
36
(123.1)
16
(54.1)
40
(135.7)
41
(138.5)
28
(92.6)
38
(125.1)
27
(88.8)
31
(101.1)
26
(83.8)
21
(67.4)
29
(93.5)
28
(89.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
141
(497.0)
118
(398.2)
89
(304.3)
103
(348.5)
121
(410.6)
121
(408.7)
98
(324.1)
129
(424.6)
137
(450.6)
121
(394.5)
110
(354.7)
92
(295.4)
101
(325.8)
75
(239.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
325
(1,146)
259
(874.1)
255
(872.0)
263
(890.0)
280
(950.1)
277
(935.7)
268
(886.3)
368
(1,211)
301
(990.1)
283
(922.8)
305
(983.5)
364
(1,169)
318
(1,026)
233
(744.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(70.5)
23
(77.6)
33
(112.8)
20
(67.7)
8
(27.1)
9
(30.4)
17
(56.2)
26
(85.6)
13
(42.8)
18
(58.7)
34
(109.6)
28
(89.9)
32
(103.2)
44
(140.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(7.1)
2
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
5
(17.0)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.3)
3
(9.8)
2
(6.4)
1
(3.2)
3
(9.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)135.6144.3114.187.7109.0120.899.7128.5119.698.2124.5116.4122.495.5

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City-data.com crime index in Goleta, CA

Crime rate in Goleta detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
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Ancestries: German (4.9%), English (4.5%), American (4.2%), Irish (3.4%), European (3.2%), Italian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 26.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,185 people per square mile   (low).

Goleta, California map

6,885 residents are foreign born (12.2% Latin America, 8.6% Asia, 2.8% Europe).

This place:

22.1%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,943 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,980 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (77.4 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (85.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Isla Vista, CA (1.8 miles ),
Mission Canyon, CA (2.4 miles ),
Santa Barbara, CA (2.4 miles ),
Montecito, CA (3.2 miles ),
Summerland, CA (3.5 miles ),
Toro Canyon, CA (3.8 miles ),
Carpinteria Valley, CA (4.0 miles ),
Carpinteria, CA (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 34.44 N, Longitude: 119.81 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,047 (+35.4%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 6,871 (41.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 805

Distribution of median household income in Goleta, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Goleta, CA in 2017

Property values in Goleta, CA

Goleta satellite photo by USGS

Goleta tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
California:

4.6%
Most common industries in Goleta, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.9%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.6%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.0%)
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Goleta, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Computer specialists (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Computer specialists (5.6%)
  • Engineers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.3%)

Average climate in Goleta, California

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Goleta, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.2. This is about average.

City:

68.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.211. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.211
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.75. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.75
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.493. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.493
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.94. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.94
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Earthquake activity:

Goleta-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 680% 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 60.3 miles away from Goleta center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 76.6 miles away from the city 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 188.3 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 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 303.6 miles away from Goleta center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
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 192.7 miles away from the city center
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 73.5 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 (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 3

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).
Goleta topographic map

Main business address for: DECKERS OUTDOOR CORP (RUBBER & PLASTICS FOOTWEAR), COMMUNITY WEST BANCSHARES / (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Goleta:

  • GENESIS DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES - SALISBURY (264 SALISBURY AVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Goleta:

  • BUENA VISTA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SANTA BARBARA, CA)
  • CARMEL HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; SANTA BARBARA, CA)
  • GOLETA VALLEY COTTAGE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; SANTA BARBARA, CA)
  • MILTON HOUSE (Hospital, about 1 miles away; SANTA BARBARA, CA)
  • SANTA BARBARA CNTY PSYCH HLTH FACILITY (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SANTA BARBARA, CA)
  • REHABILITATION INSTITUTE AT SB,THE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SANTA BARBARA, CA)
  • FMC-SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; SANTA BARBARA, CA)

Heliports located in Goleta:

Amtrak station:

GOLETA (S. LA PATERA LN.)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Goleta:

  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 3 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; Full-time enrollment: 22,806)
  • Santa Barbara City College (about 7 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 12,568)
  • Ventura College (about 36 miles; Ventura, CA; FT enrollment: 8,460)
  • Oxnard College (about 43 miles; Oxnard, CA; FT enrollment: 3,879)
  • California State University-Channel Islands (about 49 miles; Camarillo, CA; FT enrollment: 4,163)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 50 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 6,639)
  • Taft College (about 53 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,121)

Public high schools in Goleta:

  • DOS PUEBLOS SENIOR HIGH (Students: 1,721, Location: 7266 ALAMEDA AVE., Grades: 9-12)
  • DOS PUEBLOS CHARGER ACADEMY (Location: 7268 ALAMEDA AVE., Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Goleta:

Private elementary/middle schools in Goleta:

  • SANTA BARBARA MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 142, Location: 7421 MIRANO DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • WALDORF SCHOOL OF SANTA BARBARA (Students: 110, Location: 401 N FAIRVIEW AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • COASTLINE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 89, Location: 5950 CATHEDRAL OAKS RD, Grades: KG-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Goleta: Hope Ranch (A), Santa Barbara Twin Drive-In (B), La Cumbre Country Club (C), Cathedral Oaks Tennis Club (D), Ocean Meadows Golf Course (E), County of Santa Barbara Honor Farm (F), Southern Pacific Station (G), Corona Del Mar Rancho (H), Ellwood Energy Support Facility (I), Santa Barbara County Jail (J), La Morada Girls Home (K), Hope House (L), Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce (M), Goleta Branch Santa Barbara Public Library (N), Coastal Resource Information Center (O), Cathedral Oaks County School Administration Building (P), San Jose Winery (Q), Joseph Sexton House (R), Horace Sexton Museum (S), Goleta Valley Community Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Calle Real Shopping Center (1), University Plaza Shopping Center (2), Turnpike Shopping Center (3), Padre Shopping Center (4), Magnolia Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Goleta: COMMUNITY WEST BANCSHARES / (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Goleta include: Beth Messiah Congregation (A), Christ Lutheran Church (B), Christ the King Episcopal Church (C), Community Covenant Church (D), Harvest Christian Fellowship Church (E), Christ Presbyterian Church (F), Church of Christ (G), Church of Religious Science (H), Congregation B'nai Brith (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Goleta Cemetery (1), La Patera Catholic Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Laguna Blanca (A), Lake Los Carneros (B), Lauro Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Maria Ygnacio Creek (A), Cieneguitas Creek (B), Atascadero Creek (C), San Jose Creek (D), San Antonio Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Goleta include: Evergreen Park (1), Federated Sportsmans Field (2), Bella Vista Park (3), Berkeley Park (4), Lake Los Carneros Park (5), San Antonio Canyon Park (6), Stow Grove Park (7), Tuckers Grove County Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Hope Ranch Private Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Activ-Eye Video Recording Systems (Arcades & Amusements; 5708 Hollister Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotel: Best Western South Coast Inn (5620 Calle Real) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Court: Santa Barbara County Education Office - Community And Juvenile Court Schools- Computer Occupat (7266 Alameda Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Jay Staggs - Player of and football, Patricia Soltysik - Criminal, Bill Lillard - Baseball player, Donald Willis - Football player, Josh Engle - College football player (New Mexico Lobos), Tarrik Brock - Baseball player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Goleta that have no violations reported:

  • SOUTH COAST INN (Population served: 1,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EL CAPITAN BEACH STATE PARK (Population served: 900, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • REFUGIO STATE BEACH (Population served: 850, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAS CRUCES STATE PARK (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

62.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.9%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Goleta in 2010:

  • 170 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Goleta in 2000:

  • 334 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 167 people in nursing homes
  • 102 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 52 people in other group homes
  • 46 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 33 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 33 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 12 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 5 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Goleta (2011 data):

  • Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, National Association: Camino Real Branch, Goleta Branch, Maravilla Branch. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $5,847.9 mil, Deposits: $4,684.3 mil, headquarters in Santa Barbara, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 48 total offices, Holding Company: Sb Acquisition Company, Llc
  • Community West Bank, National Association: at 5827 Hollister Avenue, branch established on 1989/08/21; Corporate Branch at 445 Pine Avenue, branch established on 1994/02/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $633.1 mil, Deposits: $516.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Community West Bancshares
  • Montecito Bank & Trust: Goleta Branch at 5658 Calle Real, branch established on 1979/11/01; Hollister Branch at 6900 Hollister Avenue, branch established on 2012/01/23. Info updated 2009/04/07: Bank assets: $1,018.4 mil, Deposits: $875.7 mil, headquarters in Santa Barbara, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Montecito Bancorp
  • Pacific Western Bank: Goleta Branch at 197 North Fairview, branch established on 2003/06/30. Info updated 2011/03/14: Bank assets: $5,513.1 mil, Deposits: $4,614.5 mil, headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 78 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group Ii Lp
  • Rabobank, National Association: Goleta Valley Branch at 5956 Calle Real, branch established on 1964/10/19. Info updated 2011/01/27: Bank assets: $11,745.0 mil, Deposits: $8,446.0 mil, headquarters in Roseville, CA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 124 total offices, Holding Company: Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., "rabobank Nederland
  • Bank of America, National Association: Goleta Branch at 5892 Calle Real, branch established on 1936/06/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Goleta Branch at 195 North Fairview Avenue, branch established on 1965/10/24. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Goleta:

Marital status in Goleta, CA
  • Never married: 38.5%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Goleta:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.8
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Goleta
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Goleta, CA (based on Santa Barbara County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic146,94017
Evangelical Protestant24,775161
Other15,95158
Mainline Protestant10,61043
Black Protestant1,97913
Orthodox1,5367
None222,104-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 105
Here:

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
This county:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Santa Barbara County:

9.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Santa Barbara County:

7.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.2%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.3%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Goleta:

50.4%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.6%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.1%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.7%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Goleta:

33.8%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

56.7%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.2%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Goleta, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 19$146,364$92,44011$15,704
Streets and Highways 10$73,876$88,6511$3,412
Judicial and Legal 4$30,584$91,7520$0
Parks and Recreation 3$16,516$66,0640$0
Financial Administration 3$21,146$84,5840$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$19,632$117,7920$0
Solid Waste Management 1$7,612$91,3440$0
Totals for Government 42$315,730$90,20912$19,116

Goleta government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,154,000 ($262.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,788,000 ($57.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,205,000 ($38.73)
    Central Staff Services: $246,000 ($7.91)
    Health - Other: $107,000 ($3.44)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $6,273,000 ($201.60)
    Regular Highways: $3,758,000 ($120.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $937,000 ($30.11)
    General - Other: $802,000 ($25.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $657,000 ($21.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $654,000 ($21.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $488,000 ($15.68)
    Financial Administration: $481,000 ($15.46)
    Libraries: $322,000 ($10.35)
    Health - Other: $178,000 ($5.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $702,000 ($22.56)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $6,747,000 ($216.83)
    Other - Health - Other: $198,000 ($6.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $76,000 ($2.44)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($0.90)
    Libraries: $16,000 ($0.51)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($0.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,942,000 ($126.69)

Goleta government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,106,000 ($35.54)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $312,000 ($10.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $226,000 ($7.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,024,000 ($65.05)
    General Revenue - Other: $763,000 ($24.52)
    Interest Earnings: $307,000 ($9.87)
    Fines and Forfeits: $287,000 ($9.22)
    Donations From Private Sources: $122,000 ($3.92)
    Rents: $44,000 ($1.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,002,000 ($96.48)
    Highways: $854,000 ($27.45)
    General Local Government Support: $32,000 ($1.03)
  • Tax - Property: $7,782,000 ($250.10)
    Other License: $4,462,000 ($143.40)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,352,000 ($139.86)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,686,000 ($86.32)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,187,000 ($38.15)
    Other: $1,157,000 ($37.18)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $208,000 ($6.68)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $160,000 ($5.14)

Goleta government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,085,000 ($516.94)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,665,000 ($503.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $420,000 ($13.50)

Goleta government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,133,000 ($164.96)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,385,000 ($1008.65)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,778,000 ($121.42)

4.94% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($75,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
California average:

5.03%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,015 average AGI)
Santa Barbara County:

0.09%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.63% ($96,291 average AGI)
from San Luis Obispo County, CA  0.50% ($50,866)
from Ventura County, CA  0.46% ($92,855)


5.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($68,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
California average:

5.21%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($949 average AGI)
Santa Barbara County:

0.11%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ventura County, CA  0.60% ($52,730 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.59% ($71,711)
to San Luis Obispo County, CA  0.44% ($61,128)
Businesses in Goleta, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Albertsons2McDonald's1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Motel 61
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike3
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Outback1
Budget Car Rental1Outback Steakhouse1
CVS2Panda Express1
Carl\s Jr.1Penske1
Chipotle1Quiznos1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack1
Costco1Rite Aid1
Dennys1Sears2
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
El Pollo Loco1Starbucks3
FedEx4Super 81
GNC2T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell2
Hilton1Toyota1
Home Depot1Trader Joe's1
Honda1True Value1
Jack In The Box1UPS8
Jones New York1Vans3
KFC1Vons2
Kmart1Walgreens1
Kroger1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1

Strongest AM radio stations in Goleta:

  • KEYT (1250 AM; 3 kW; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: SMITH BROADCASTING OF SANTA BARBARA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTMS (990 AM; 5 kW; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KBKO (1490 AM; 1 kW; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KTLK (1340 AM; 1 kW; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KACD (850 AM; 25 kW; THOUSAND OAKS, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KZBN (1290 AM; 1 kW; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: ROTIJEFCO, INC.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Goleta:

  • K295AH (106.9 FM; GOLETA, CA; Owner: THE ASSOC., FOR COMMUNITY EDUC., INC)
  • WICI-FM (94.7 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIST-FM (107.7 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K254AH (98.7 FM; ISLA VISTA, CA; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KRUZ (103.3 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRAZ (105.9 FM; SANTA YNEZ, CA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KTYD (99.9 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • K293AG (106.5 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • KCAQ (104.7 FM; OXNARD, CA; Owner: GOLD COAST BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KOCP (95.9 FM; CAMARILLO, CA; Owner: GOLD COAST BROADCASTING LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Goleta:

  • KVMM-CA (Channel 41; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • K23EQ (Channel 23; VENTURA, CA; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KEYT-TV (Channel 3; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: SMITH BROADCASTING OF SANTA BARBARA, LP)
  • KPMR (Channel 38; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • K08MP (Channel 8; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: MELISSA HARNETT)
  • KTSB-LP (Channel 43; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K55AP (Channel 55; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY TV OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KSBB-LP (Channel 17; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: SMITH BROADCASTING OF SANTA BARBARA, LP)
  • KBAB-LP (Channel 51; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: BILTMORE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K59CD (Channel 59; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: NVG-SANTA BARBARA II, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Goleta fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 71Number of bridges
  • 554ft / 169mTotal length
  • $12,487,000Total costs
  • 1,785,743Total average daily traffic
  • 104,056Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,387,418Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Goleta, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 251960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 151990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 82010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Goleta, CA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Goleta)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 170 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Goleta, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 365 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Goleta)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Goleta)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 39 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED50$475,718268$449,6241,247$378,57769$366,055125$422,89930$138,670
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$315,73729$550,230124$425,2635$527,30817$437,6742$289,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$403,29135$472,345296$464,56316$198,05335$344,07812$176,024
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$426,84747$428,243209$407,11112$285,70224$378,4056$181,695
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$93,1008$507,62049$432,8686$242,9888$314,7540$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 14 tracts in Goleta, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$416,9561$490,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$729,0002$495,570
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$437,8270$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$168,7500$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Goleta, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Goleta, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 54. The highest number of fires - 153 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Goleta, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (56.0%), and Structure Fires (21.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Goleta, CA
    • 42756.0%Outside Fires
    • 16721.9%Structure Fires
    • 12216.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 466.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Goleta, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Goleta, California:

  • Holiday Inn Santa Barbara Goleta, 5650 Calle Real, Goleta, California 93117 , Phone: (805) 964-6241, Fax: (805) 964-8467
  • Hampton Inn- Goleta, 5665 Hollister Ave, Goleta, California 93117 , Phone: (805) 681-9800, Fax: (805) 681-9844
  • Hilton Garden Inn - Santa Barbara/Goleta, 6878 Hollister Ave, Goleta, California 93117 , Phone: (805) 562-5996, Fax: (805) 562-5998
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Goleta, California
Most common first names in Goleta, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8379.6 years
Robert8172.1 years
John7978.8 years
William5976.5 years
Dorothy5582.3 years
Charles4376.6 years
Ruth4186.2 years
Margaret4178.2 years
James4074.7 years
George3780.0 years
Most common last names in Goleta, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3278.3 years
Johnson3071.1 years
Williams1776.4 years
Jones1680.3 years
Brown1683.1 years
Davis1677.7 years
Wilson1274.8 years
Miller1173.5 years
Wood1181.7 years
Hall1180.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Goleta, CA
  • 76.9%Utility gas
  • 17.7%Electricity
  • 3.7%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Goleta, CA
  • 46.7%Electricity
  • 44.5%Utility gas
  • 6.9%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Solar energy


Goleta compared to California state average:

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

Goleta on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bicycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Central America (population 500+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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