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Population in 2012: 89,639 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.9%
 
Males: 44,483  (49.6%)
Females: 45,156  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  36.2 years
California median age:  35.0 years

Zip codes: 93101, 93109, 93110.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $64,766 (it was $47,498 in 2000)
Santa Barbara:

$64,766
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,798 (it was $26,466 in 2000)

Santa Barbara city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $834,700 (it was $469,300 in 2000)
Santa Barbara:

$834,700
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $956,125; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; Townhouses or other attached units: $736,667; In 2-unit structures: $830,599; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $673,457; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $705,908; Mobile homes: $107,245; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $156,346

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,553.

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  • White alone - 46,727 (52.8%)
  • Hispanic - 35,252 (39.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2,882 (3.3%)
  • Black alone - 1,612 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1,550 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 282 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 147 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 120 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Santa Barbara: 122.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (10.2%), Irish (7.7%), English (7.7%), Italian (4.1%), French (2.7%), Swedish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 19.0 square miles.

Population density: 4,724 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Santa Barbara,CA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Santa Barbara:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Santa Barbara city:

  • Never married: 36.2%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

22,403 residents are foreign born (2.8% Europe).

This city:  25.0%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 92 registered sex offenders living in Santa Barbara, California as of January 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Santa Barbara to the number of sex offenders is 974 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $5,286 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,251 (0.3%)

Santa Barbara satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (75.2 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (80.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Mission Canyon, CA (1.3 miles ), Montecito, CA (2.2 miles ), Goleta, CA (2.4 miles ), Summerland, CA (2.6 miles ), Isla Vista, CA (2.9 miles ), Toro Canyon, CA (2.9 miles ), Carpinteria Valley, CA (3.3 miles ), Carpinteria, CA (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 32 buildings, average cost: $192,200
  • 1998: 51 buildings, average cost: $225,100
  • 1999: 42 buildings, average cost: $231,000
  • 2000: 33 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $234,100
  • 2002: 60 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2003: 52 buildings, average cost: $319,300
  • 2004: 61 buildings, average cost: $207,300
  • 2005: 42 buildings, average cost: $295,100
  • 2006: 47 buildings, average cost: $424,700
  • 2007: 32 buildings, average cost: $424,700
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $424,700
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $424,700
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $424,700
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $424,700
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $262,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.43 N, Longitude: 119.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +19,954 (+22.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 29,381 (65.7%)

Area code: 805

Santa Barbara household income distribution Santa Barbara home values distribution

Property values in Santa Barbara, CA


Crime rates in Santa Barbara by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 3331001223300
per 100,000 3.43.23.11.10.00.01.22.32.33.53.50.00.0
Rapes 37284137403133442629283753
per 100,000 42.029.842.841.044.835.238.151.730.333.832.641.459.0
Robberies 581068678887610396117109928095
per 100,000 65.8112.789.886.498.686.4118.8112.8136.4127.2107.089.4105.7
Assaults 358402388446496453321303347287218202215
per 100,000 406.0427.5405.4493.8555.6515.1370.4355.9404.5334.8253.6225.8239.2
Burglaries 497443621634636680544576488610487541558
per 100,000 563.6471.1648.8701.9712.5773.2627.6676.5568.8711.7566.5604.8620.9
Thefts 1,9291,8221,7862,3411,8892,0601,7811,5361,9112,1761,9392,1242,424
per 100,000 2187.51937.51865.92591.92116.12342.22054.81804.02227.52538.62255.52374.52697.2
Auto thefts 1091421471912052041581651139910291133
per 100,000 123.6151.0153.6211.5229.6231.9182.3193.8131.7115.5118.7101.7148.0
Arson 15113843484331N/A3214121612
per 100,000 17.011.739.747.653.848.935.8N/A37.316.314.017.913.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 251.3245.8253.8297.6297.6292.3255.9258.4262.2270.8230.6226.4261.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Santa Barbara detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 202 (133 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
California average:

2.36
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +6,646 (+7.8%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (3%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Santa Barbara: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Santa Barbara, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Santa Barbara-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 684% 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 56.8 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 82.2 miles away from Santa Barbara 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 182.6 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 187.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 307.7 miles away from Santa Barbara 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 67.7 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).
Santa Barbara topographic map

Birthplace of: Jeffrey Peterson - Computer businessman, Ernie Zampese - Football coach, Chuck Liddell - Martial artist, James Arnold Taylor - Impressionists, Edie Sedgwick - (1943-1971), actress, Anthony Edwards - Actor, Corey Deuel - Pool player, Alex D. Linz - (born 1989), actor, Alex Mack - Football player, Glen Phillips - Singer-songwriter.

Main business address for: EARTHSHELL CORP (PAPERBOARD CONTAINERS & BOXES), PACIFIC CAPITAL BANCORP /CA/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), INAMED CORP (ORTHOPEDIC, PROSTHETIC & SURGICAL APPLIANCES & SUPPLIES), SUPERCONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES INC (RADIO & TV BROADCASTING & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT), MIRAVANT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), CALLWAVE INC (TELEGRAPH & OTHER MESSAGE COMMUNICATIONS), BIG DOG HOLDINGS INC (RETAIL-FAMILY CLOTHING STORES), MENTOR CORP /MN/ (ORTHOPEDIC, PROSTHETIC & SURGICAL APPLIANCES & SUPPLIES) and 2 other public companies.

Hospitals in Santa Barbara:

  • GOLETA VALLEY COTTAGE HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 351 S PATTERSON AVE)
  • HOSPICE OF SANTA BARBARA, INC (330 E GARILLO ST)
  • MILTON HOUSE (825 N KELLOGG)
  • SANTA BARBARA CNTY PSYCH HLTH FACILITY (315 CAMINO DEL REMEDIO)
  • SANTA BARBARA COTTAGE HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 400 WEST PUEBLO)
  • SCHICK SHADEL HOSPITAL (45 E ALAMAR AVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Santa Barbara:

  • FMC-SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY DIALYSIS CENTER (222 PESETAS LANE)
  • SANTA BARBARA ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY CENTER, LLC (1704 STATE STREET)

Home Health Centers in Santa Barbara:

  • ASSISTED HEALTHCARE SERVICES (228 W CARRILLO ST STE B)
  • CARMEL HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (5266 HOLLISTER AVE STE 108)
  • COMMUNITY HOME HEALTH INC (360 S HOPE AVE STE C-200)
  • FOREMOST HOME CARE OF CALIFORNIA, INC (16 W MISSION ST, STE N)
  • VISITING NURSE AND HOSPICE CARE OF SANTA BARBARA (222 E CANON PERDIDO ST)

Nursing Homes in Santa Barbara:

  • BUENA VISTA CARE CENTER (160 S PATTERSON AVE)
  • CASA DORINDA (300 HOT SPRINGS RD)
  • CENTRAL COAST NURSING CENTER (3880 VIA LUCERO)
  • MISSION TERRACE CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (623 W JUNIPERO ST)
  • REHABILITATION INSTITUTE AT SB,THE (427 CAMINO DEL REMEDIO)
  • SAMARKAND SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (2566 TREASURE DR)
  • SANTA BARBARA CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (2225 DE LA VINA ST)
  • SANTA BARBARA COTTAGE CARE CENTER (2415 DE LA VINA ST)
  • ST FRANCIS MED CTR OF S. B. (601 E MICHEL TORENA)
  • VALLE VERDE HEALTH FACILITY (900 CALLE DE LOS AMIGOS)
  • VISTA DEL MONTE (3775 MODOC RD)

Airports and heliports located in Santa Barbara:

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Amtrak station:

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.

Colleges/Universities in Santa Barbara:

  • University of California-Santa Barbara (Full-time enrollment: 22,806; Location: 5221 Cheadle Hall; Public; Website: www.ucsb.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Santa Barbara City College (FT enrollment: 12,568; Location: 721 Cliff Drive; Public; Website: www.sbcc.edu)
  • Westmont College (FT enrollment: 1,416; Location: 955 La Paz Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.westmont.edu)
  • Fielding Graduate University (FT enrollment: 1,024; Location: 2020 De La Vina St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.fielding.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Brooks Institute (FT enrollment: 767; Location: 25/27 Mason Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.brooks.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Antioch University-Santa Barbara (FT enrollment: 345; Location: 602 Anacapa Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.antiochsb.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Paul Mitchell the School-Santa Barbara (FT enrollment: 199; Location: 525 Anacapa St; Private, for-profit; Website: santabarbara.paulmitchell.edu/)
  • The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law–Santa Barbara (Location: 20 E Victoria St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.collegesoflaw.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Santa Barbara:

  • Ventura College (about 30 miles; Ventura, CA; Full-time enrollment: 8,460)
  • Oxnard College (about 37 miles; Oxnard, CA; FT enrollment: 3,879)
  • California State University-Channel Islands (about 43 miles; Camarillo, CA; FT enrollment: 4,163)
  • California Lutheran University (about 50 miles; Thousand Oaks, CA; FT enrollment: 4,103)
  • Moorpark College (about 51 miles; Moorpark, CA; FT enrollment: 9,338)
  • Taft College (about 53 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 54 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 6,639)

Biggest public high schools in Santa Barbara:

Private high schools in Santa Barbara:

  • LAGUNA BLANCA SCHOOL (Students: 425; Location: 4125 PALOMA DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • BISHOP GARCIA DIEGO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 307; Location: 4000 LA COLINA RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ANACAPA SCHOOL, THE (Students: 69; Location: 814 SANTA BARBARA ST; Grades: 7 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Santa Barbara:

Private elementary/middle schools in Santa Barbara:

  • ST RAPHAEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 316; Location: 160 SAINT JOSEPHS ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CRANE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 1795 SAN LEANDRO LN; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MARYMOUNT OF SANTA BARBARA (Students: 228; Location: 2130 MISSION RIDGE RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NOTRE DAME SCHOOL (Students: 159; Location: 33 E MICHELTORENA ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • EL MONTECITO SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 630 E CANON PERDIDO; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ORCA SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: 1525 SANTA BARBARA ST; Grades: 2 - 3)
  • SANTA BARBARA ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 13; Location: 425 ARROYO RD; Grades: 2 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Santa Barbara, map of school districts

Library in Santa Barbara:

  • SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,312,404; Location: 40 E. ANAPAMU ST.; 320,268 books; 26,668 audio materials; 20,521 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 1 state licensed databases; 12 other licensed databases; 586 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Santa Barbara is the Birthplace of Actor JOSEPH BOTTOMS. You have forgotten about it. Now He is an owner of Art Gallery in State Street.
  • "Alice Keck Memorial Park" is not the correct name of this lovely little garden spot. It's named after Alice Keck Park, and the correct name is "Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden".
  • Santa Francis Hospital in Santa Barbara is no longer there, they shut their doors to the public.
  • KDB (93.7 FM) is now owned by the Santa Barbara Foundation, a non-profit foundation.

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Notable locations in Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Lighthouse (A), Plaza Commercial Center (B), Santa Barbara Yacht Club (C), Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course (D), Santa Barbara County Bowl (E), One Thousand Steps (F), Moreton Bay Fig Tree (G), Leibengood Professional Business Center (H), Twin Lakes Golf Course (I), Montecito Country Club (J), Santa Barbara Public Library (K), Santa Barbara Historical Society Museum (L), Santa Barbara Historical Society Library (M), Santa Barbara County Law Library (N), Santa Barbara County Courthouse (O), Santa Barbara County Administration Building (P), Santa Barbara City Hall (Q), Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce (R), Montessori Childrens Home (S), Lobero Theatre (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center (1), Milpitas Shopping Center (2), Carrillo Plaza Shopping Center (3), Mission Creek Plaza Shopping Center (4), Mesa Shopping Center (5), Loreto Plaza Shopping Center (6), La Cumbre Plaza Shopping Center (7), Five Points Shopping Center (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Santa Barbara include: EARTHSHELL CORP (A), PACIFIC CAPITAL BANCORP /CA/ (B), CALLWAVE INC (C), BIG DOG HOLDINGS INC (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Santa Barbara include: Mission Santa Barbara (A), New Covenant Worship Center (B), Bethany Congregational Church (C), Church of the Open Bible (D), Emmanuel Lutheran Church (E), Faith Mission (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H), Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoirs and swamps: Vic Trace Reservoir (A), Sheffield Reservoir (B), Goleta Slough (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Las Vegas Creek (A), Sycamore Creek (B), San Roque Creek (C), Tecolotito Creek (D), Arroyo Burro (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Santa Barbara include: Los Robles Park (1), Bohnett Park (2), Earl Warren Show Grounds (3), Escondido Park (4), Harding Recreation Center (5), Hilda McIntyre Ray Park (6), Honda Valley Park (7), La Playa Field (8), Las Positas Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: West Beach (A), Hendrys Beach (B), East Beach (C), Leadbetter Beach (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Casa Del Herrero (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1387 East Valley Road) (1), The Palace Grill (8 East Cota) (2), Chase Palm Park Antique Carousel (223 East Cabrillo Boulevard) (3), Adventours Outdoor Excursions (Tours & Charters; 726 Reddk St) (4), A Santa Barbara Trolley (Tours & Charters; 36 State Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Bayberry Inn Santa Barbara (111 West Valerio Street) (1), Bed Breakfast Santa Barbara (219 East Stearns Wharf) (2), Bed & Breakfast Blue Quail Inn (1908 Bath Street) (3), Best Western Beachside Inn (336 West Cabrillo Boulevard) (4), Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara (1260 Channel Drive) (5), Secret Garden Inn & Cottages (1908 Bath St.) (6), Santa Barbara Hot Spots (36 State St.) (7), Best Western Encina Lodge And Suites (2220 Bath St) (8), Arcana Corporation (118 Nopalitos Way) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Courts - Federal - Bankruptcy Court- Clerk's Office Information (1415 State Street) (1), Environmental Health Services (105 East Anapamu Street) (2), Santa Barbara County Education Office - Community And Juvenile Court Schools- Auto Occupat (700 East Anapamu Street) (3), Santa Barbara County Education Office - Community And Juvenile Court Schools- Auto (700 East Anapamu Street) (4), Santa Barbara County - Information Line- Criminal Operations- Superior C (118 East Figueroa Street) (5), Santa Barbara County Education Office - Community And Juvenile Court Schools- Community Sch (Star Route) (6), Santa Barbara County - Jury Services Superior Court- Santa Barbara (1108 Santa Barbara Street) (7), Santa Barbara County - Superior Court- Santa Barbara- Court Administr (1100 Anacapa Street) (8), Santa Barbara County Education Office - Community And Juvenile Court Sch (3970 La Colina Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate 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 82.3. This is about average.

City:

82.3
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.244. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.244
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.42
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.50. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.50
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 9.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.52
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Santa Barbara and their reported violations in the past:

RANCHO SAN MARCOS GOLF COURSE (Population served: 1000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform
NACO WEST - RANCHO OSO (Population served: 400, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (FEB-18-1997)
ST VINCENT RANCH CAMP (Population served: 175, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-1997)
PACIFICA SUITES (Population served: 152, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
COLD SPRING TAVERN (Population served: 100, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2000, Contaminant: Coliform
PARADISE STORE (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
SAN MARCOS BAPTIST CAMP (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-01-1997)
LOS PRIETOS BOY'S CAMP (Population served: 68, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1996, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule

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

  • RANCHO ALEGRE (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.0%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  51.4%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
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: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Santa Barbara in 2010:

  • 491 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 375 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 262 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 233 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 164 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 40 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 11 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 7 people in college/university student housing
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Santa Barbara in 2000:

  • 2,725 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 950 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 477 people in nursing homes
  • 132 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 64 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 56 people in religious group quarters
  • 55 people in other group homes
  • 36 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in military ships

Santa Barbara, California environmental map by EPA

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Santa Barbara compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • UCSB Events Center. University of California, Santa Barbara.

Banks with most branches in Santa Barbara (2011 data):

  • Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, National Association: 11 branches. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $5,847.9 mil, Deposits: $4,684.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 48 total offices, Holding Company: Sb Acquisition Company, Llc
  • Rabobank, National Association: Santa Barbara Branch, Santa Barbara Branch, Cottage Branch, Hollister Branch. 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: North Santa Barbara Branch, Montecito Branch, Santa Barbara Main Branch. 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
  • Montecito Bank & Trust: La Cumbre Branch at 3802 State Street, branch established on 1981/10/19; at 1000 State Street, branch established on 1975/03/17. Info updated 2009/04/07: Bank assets: $1,018.4 mil, Deposits: $875.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Montecito Bancorp
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Santa Barbara Northside Branch at 3768 State Street, branch established on 1986/06/30; 1302 State Street Branch at 1302 State Street, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Goleta Ralphs Branch at 5170 Hollister Ave, branch established on 2003/08/27; Santa Barbara Branch at 936 State Street, branch established on 2011/01/10. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: La Cumbre Plaza Branch at 3804 State Street, branch established on 1968/10/11; Santa Barbara Main Branch at 1036 Anacapa Street, branch established on 1959/06/01. 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
  • Bank of the West: Santa Barbara North Branch at 3780 State Street, branch established on 1954/11/15; Santa Barbara Main Branch at 1036 State Street, branch established on 1954/12/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Citibank, National Association: 5186 Hollister Avenue, St B Branch at 5186 Hollister Avenue, St B, branch established on 1934/10/01; 3757 State St Branch at 3757 State St, branch established on 1934/10/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • 7 other banks with 8 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Santa Barbara, California:

  • Santa Barbara Inn, 901 Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 , Phone: (805) 966-2285, Fax: (805) 966-6584
  • Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort, 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 , Phone: (805) 564-4333, Fax: (805) 962-4275
  • Quality Suites Santa Barbara, 5490 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93117 , Phone: (805) 683-6722
  • Simpson House Inn, 121 E Arrellaga St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 , Phone: (805) 963-7067, Fax: (805) 564-4811
  • Hotel Mar Monte, 1111 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 , Phone: (805) 963-0744, Fax: (805) 962-0985
  • Santa Barbara Beach Travelodge, 22 Castillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 , Phone: (805) 965-8527
  • Motel 6, #346, 4200 Via Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93013 , Phone: (805) 684-6921, Fax: (805) 566-0387
  • Best Western Inn, 3850 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 , Phone: (805) 687-5511, Fax: (805) 682-2410
  • 15 other hotels and motels
All 23 fire-safe hotels and motels in Santa Barbara, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Santa Barbara travel time to work - commute Santa Barbara mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

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Religion statistics for Santa Barbara city (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%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 44$252,040$68,7383$9,702
Other Government Administration 80$517,270$77,59116$39,912
Judicial and Legal 9$90,947$121,2634$17,511
Police Protection - Officers 135$1,053,802$93,6710$0
Police - Other 73$434,838$71,48026$22,607
Firefighters 106$852,616$96,5230$0
Fire - Other 9$46,636$62,1812$2,307
Streets and Highways 90$539,240$71,89910$23,322
Airports 47$245,568$62,6988$12,040
Water Transport and Terminals 6$31,375$62,7507$7,820
Health 4$19,357$58,0710$0
Solid Waste Management 4$20,559$61,6770$0
Sewerage 27$158,662$70,5162$5,911
Parks and Recreation 106$500,769$56,691178$142,690
Housing and Community Development(Local) 41$249,228$72,9451$3,649
Water Supply 85$456,671$64,4719$21,766
Local Libraries 42$180,755$51,64467$81,905
Other and Unallocable 88$410,761$56,013179$181,453
Totals for Government 996$6,061,094$73,025512$572,595

Santa Barbara government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $25,085,000 ($279.84)
    Regular Highways: $17,585,000 ($196.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,893,000 ($21.12)
    Libraries: $716,000 ($7.99)
    Central Staff Services: $420,000 ($4.69)
    Health - Other: $146,000 ($1.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $121,000 ($1.35)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $29,360,000 ($327.54)
    Water Utilities: $23,385,000 ($260.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $17,874,000 ($199.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,083,000 ($179.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,234,000 ($147.64)
    Air Transportation: $11,470,000 ($127.96)
    Regular Highways: $9,576,000 ($106.83)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $8,323,000 ($92.85)
    Central Staff Services: $7,547,000 ($84.19)
    Parking Facilities: $5,541,000 ($61.81)
    Libraries: $5,303,000 ($59.16)
    Financial Administration: $4,805,000 ($53.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,684,000 ($52.25)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,459,000 ($49.74)
    Sewerage: $3,517,000 ($39.24)
    General - Other: $2,211,000 ($24.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,036,000 ($22.71)
    Health - Other: $522,000 ($5.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,829,000 ($42.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,376,000 ($15.35)
    Water Utilities: $1,073,000 ($11.97)
    General - Other: $358,000 ($3.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000 ($2.05)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($0.21)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $14,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $72,668,000 ($810.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $291,000 ($3.25)

Santa Barbara government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $19,052,000 ($212.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,905,000 ($166.28)
    Air Transportation: $13,876,000 ($154.80)
    Sewerage: $12,024,000 ($134.14)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $10,279,000 ($114.67)
    Parking Facilities: $5,834,000 ($65.08)
    Regular Highways: $4,571,000 ($50.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,155,000 ($46.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,177,000 ($24.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $12,329,000 ($137.54)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,083,000 ($23.24)
    Highways: $1,116,000 ($12.45)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($0.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,451,000 ($116.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,318,000 ($37.02)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,829,000 ($31.56)
    Rents: $405,000 ($4.52)
    Sale of Property: $258,000 ($2.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $27,320,000 ($304.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,917,000 ($132.94)
    All Other: $3,105,000 ($34.64)
    Highways: $1,649,000 ($18.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $414,000 ($4.62)
  • Tax - Property: $27,771,000 ($309.81)
    Public Utilities Sales: $15,682,000 ($174.95)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,742,000 ($164.46)
    Other Selective Sales: $14,439,000 ($161.08)
    Other License: $3,071,000 ($34.26)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,169,000 ($24.20)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $685,000 ($7.64)

Santa Barbara government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,980,000 ($2041.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $178,010,000 ($1985.85)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,532,000 ($95.18)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,561,000 ($39.73)

Santa Barbara government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,517,000 ($686.27)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $125,301,000 ($1397.84)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $696,000 ($7.76)

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 Santa Barbara:

  • KTMS (990 AM; 5 kW; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBKO (1490 AM; 1 kW; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTLK (1340 AM; 1 kW; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZBN (1290 AM; 1 kW; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: ROTIJEFCO, INC.)
  • KEYT (1250 AM; 3 kW; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: SMITH BROADCASTING OF SANTA BARBARA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Santa Barbara:

  • K254AH (98.7 FM; ISLA VISTA, CA; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KFAC (88.7 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KDB (93.7 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKSB (106.3 FM; GOLETA, CA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSBL (101.7 FM; CARPINTERIA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K295AH (106.9 FM; GOLETA, CA; Owner: THE ASSOC., FOR COMMUNITY EDUC., INC)
  • KIST-FM (107.7 FM; SANTA BARBARA, 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)
  • WICI-FM (94.7 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K210CH (89.9 FM; OAK VIEW, CA; Owner: LIFE ON THE WAY COMMUNICATIONS, 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 Santa Barbara:

  • KVMM-CA (Channel 41; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KSBB-LP (Channel 17; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: SMITH BROADCASTING OF SANTA BARBARA, LP)
  • 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)
  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • K08MP (Channel 8; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: MELISSA HARNETT)
  • KTSB-LP (Channel 43; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBAB-LP (Channel 51; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: BILTMORE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K23EQ (Channel 23; VENTURA, CA; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K59CD (Channel 59; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: NVG-SANTA BARBARA II, LLC)
  • KJLA (Channel 57; VENTURA, CA; Owner: KJLA, LLC)
  • KEYT-TV (Channel 3; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: SMITH BROADCASTING OF SANTA BARBARA, LP)
  • KPMR (Channel 38; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K15DB (Channel 15; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K26FT (Channel 26; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY TV OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KWHY-LP (Channel 22; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF LOS ANGELES LICENSE CORPORATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Santa Barbara fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 112
Total length: 481 meters (1,578ft)
Total costs: $22,177,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,390,214
Total average daily truck traffic: 173,243

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 7
  • 1920-1929: 8
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 16
  • 1960-1969: 39
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 7
  • 1990-1999: 19
  • 2000-2009: 4
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Santa Barbara, CA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Santa Barbara)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 184 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Santa Barbara, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 131 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 143 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 963 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Santa Barbara)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 6 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Santa Barbara)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 264 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED47$537,165285$508,7681,585$407,70181$296,25813$1,339,145258$431,8552$137,840
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$524,98760$583,619152$449,4866$226,9450$035$434,0090$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$603,44785$577,445409$474,63424$355,2834$1,138,75095$448,4633$93,940
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$438,25667$578,791257$454,70324$267,6610$051$465,8470$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$359,5855$548,65460$416,5645$259,4460$010$384,0060$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 20 tracts in Santa Barbara, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$377,7931$540,0001$267,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$441,0001$600,6000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$489,3102$375,8700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$447,3330$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$650,9200$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 184
  • Hazardous Condition: 253
  • Service Call: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Santa Barbara

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Most common first names in Santa Barbara, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John99275.6 years
Mary92881.9 years
William82276.5 years
Robert70373.7 years
Helen56683.2 years
James55474.6 years
George52978.8 years
Charles51378.3 years
Margaret49381.8 years
Ruth45283.1 years
Most common last names in Santa Barbara, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith34279.6 years
Johnson24377.8 years
Miller19678.4 years
Brown16379.0 years
Anderson15778.2 years
Davis15280.4 years
Williams14976.5 years
Wilson13679.9 years
Jones13679.1 years
Taylor10679.4 years
Businesses in Santa Barbara, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Jones New York10
7-Eleven3Juicy Couture1
99 Cents Only Stores1KFC1
ALDO1Kroger3
AT&T2Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1LensCrafters1
Albertsons2Levi Strauss & Co.1
American Eagle Outfitters2Little Caesars Pizza1
Apple Store1Macy's2
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets12
AutoZone1Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's5
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Men's Wearhouse1
Banana Republic1Motel 62
Baskin-Robbins1Motherhood Maternity3
Bath & Body Works1New Balance5
Bebe1Nike16
Ben & Jerry's1Nordstrom1
Best Western3OfficeMax1
Big O Tires1Old Navy1
Blockbuster2Pac Sun2
Brookstone1Panda Express3
Burger King1Payless2
CVS6Pottery Barn1
Cache1Quality1
Carl\s Jr.2Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack2
Chico's1Ramada1
Chipotle1Rite Aid3
Cold Stone Creamery1SAS Shoes1
Coldwater Creek1Saks Fifth Avenue1
Curves1Sears2
DHL2Sephora1
Days Inn2Soma Intimates1
Dennys1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza4Staples1
El Pollo Loco1Starbucks7
Express1T-Mobile3
Extended Stay America1Taco Bell3
FedEx33Talbots1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1The Room Place1
Foot Locker1Toys"R"Us1
Ford1Trader Joe's2
Forever 212True Value1
GNC2U-Haul2
GameStop2UPS18
Gap2Urban Outfitters1
Goodwill1Vans3
Gymboree1Verizon Wireless2
H&M1Victoria's Secret1
H&R Block2Volkswagen1
Hilton1Vons1
Holiday Inn2Wendy's1
IHOP2Wet Seal1
J. Jill1Whole Foods Market1
J.Crew1YMCA4
Jamba Juice1

Santa Barbara on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Clothing and clothing accessories, including shoe, stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in household income from 2000 to 2005"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident in 2004 in $ (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population (pop 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial specialists: (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Management of companies and enterprises (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial specialists: (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other health and personal care stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Personal and laundry services (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Private households (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Leather and allied products (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident in 2004 in $ (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Service occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 (93101) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most full service restaurants in 2005"
  • #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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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Shuji Nakamura (158)
  • Bernd Keller (59)
  • James Ibbetson (55)
  • Marco Pinter (43)
  • Charles S. Jordan (43)
  • Gang Yu (38)
  • Nicholas Hogasten (38)
  • Tadao Hashimoto (33)
  • Stephen J. Golden (32)
  • Nicholas A.j. Millington (28)

Total of 2705 patent applications in 2008-2015.

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