Solvang, California

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Population in 2017: 5,909 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.8%
 
Males: 2,780  (47.1%)
Females: 3,129  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

45.8 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 93463.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $76,698 (it was $45,799 in 2000)
Solvang:

$76,698
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $46,426 (it was $25,363 in 2000)

Solvang city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $768,500 (it was $339,500 in 2000)
Solvang:

$768,500
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $828,671; detached houses: $900,214; townhouses or other attached units: $693,399; in 2-unit structures: $447,531; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $663,031; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $718,253; mobile homes: $172,475

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,607.

March 2019 cost of living index in Solvang: 117.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.7%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.4% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Solvang, CA (2010)
    • 3,50766.9%White alone
    • 1,53029.2%Hispanic
    • 781.5%Two or more races
    • 701.3%Asian alone
    • 300.6%Black alone
    • 270.5%American Indian alone
    • 20.04%Other race alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Solvang, California as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Solvang is 940 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Solvang by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(95.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.6)
1
(19.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
1
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(55.8)
2
(36.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.2)
1
(17.0)
1
(16.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(114.1)
1
(19.3)
2
(39.3)
1
(19.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(53.9)
1
(17.1)
1
(17.0)
1
(16.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(19.0)
8
(154.2)
9
(176.8)
9
(175.3)
8
(156.0)
6
(116.4)
4
(75.4)
3
(56.3)
4
(74.4)
7
(129.2)
8
(143.6)
10
(171.1)
5
(84.8)
4
(66.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
23
(437.3)
24
(462.7)
33
(648.2)
32
(623.3)
23
(448.6)
16
(310.5)
22
(414.5)
15
(281.3)
21
(390.8)
18
(332.2)
30
(538.5)
18
(308.0)
21
(356.0)
12
(199.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
73
(1,388)
64
(1,234)
40
(785.7)
74
(1,441)
46
(897.2)
37
(718.0)
42
(791.4)
46
(862.7)
45
(837.5)
60
(1,107)
46
(825.7)
61
(1,044)
62
(1,051)
35
(582.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(57.8)
5
(98.2)
3
(58.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(38.8)
4
(75.4)
2
(37.5)
4
(74.4)
3
(55.4)
5
(89.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.9)
5
(83.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(57.0)
2
(38.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)200.2123.0147.5162.498.598.296.979.7126.4127.4122.8130.0105.375.5

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City-data.com crime index in Solvang, CA

Crime rate in Solvang detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
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Ancestries: Danish (9.1%), English (8.9%), American (5.7%), German (3.9%), European (3.3%), Italian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 496 feet

Land area: 2.49 square miles.

Population density: 2,375 people per square mile   (low).

Solvang, California map

1,007 residents are foreign born (10.7% Latin America, 4.6% Europe).

This city:

17.6%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,634 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,988 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lompoc Valley, CA (17.3 miles , pop. 58,301).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (82.0 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (106.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Santa Ynez, CA (1.8 miles ),
Ballard, CA (1.8 miles ),
Buellton, CA (1.8 miles ),
Santa Ynez Valley, CA (2.0 miles ),
Los Olivos, CA (2.3 miles ),
Los Alamos, CA (3.6 miles ),
Lompoc Valley, CA (4.2 miles ),
Mission Hills, CA (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 34.59 N, Longitude: 120.14 W

Solvang nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Danish capital of America, The Industrial City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,018 (+17.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,339 (43.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 805

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

Property values in Solvang, CA

Solvang satellite photo by USGS

Solvang tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
California:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +480 (+9.9%).
Most common industries in Solvang, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.8%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.8%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.7%)
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Solvang, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.9%)
  • Top executives (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Top executives (6.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Solvang, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Solvang, 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
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.7. This is about average.

City:

72.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.271. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.271
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.41. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.41
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.311. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.311
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
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 8.7 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 7.26. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.26
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Solvang-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 671% 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 70.6 miles away from Solvang center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 55.3 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 207.8 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 284.4 miles away from the city 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 211.1 miles away from Solvang 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 94.3 miles away from Solvang 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).
Solvang topographic map

Main business address for: HARRINGTON WEST FINANCIAL GROUP INC/CA (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals and medical centers in Solvang:

  • SANTA YNEZ VALLEY COTTAGE HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2050 VIBORG RD)
  • SANTA YNEZ VALLEY RECOVERY RESIDENCE (636 ATTERDAG RD)

Amtrak station:

SOLVANG (1630 MISSION DR.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Solvang:

  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 21 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; Full-time enrollment: 22,806)
  • Santa Barbara City College (about 29 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 12,568)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 29 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 6,639)
  • Taft College (about 55 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Ventura College (about 57 miles; Ventura, CA; FT enrollment: 8,460)
  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (about 57 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; FT enrollment: 17,345)
  • Cuesta College (about 62 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; FT enrollment: 6,518)

Public elementary/middle schools in Solvang:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Solvang: Copenhagen Cellars (A), Alisal Golf Course (B), Veterans Memorial Building (C), Solvang Visitors Center (D), Solvang Chamber of Commerce (E), Solvang Branch Santa Barbara Public Library (F), Hans Christian Anderson Museum (G), Santa Barbara County Fire Department Station 30 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Main business address in Solvang: HARRINGTON WEST FINANCIAL GROUP INC/CA (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Solvang include: Mission Santa Ynez (A), Mission Santa Ines (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creek: Alisal Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Solvang include: Solvang Park (1), Hans Christian Anderson Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort - River Grill Restaurant (1054 Alisal Road), Best Western Kronborg Inn (1440 Mission Drive), Best Western King Frederik Motel (1617 Copenhagen Drive), Alisal Ranch (1054 Alisal Rd).

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 Solvang that have no violations reported:

  • RUSACK VINEYARDS (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.7%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
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: 0.4% of all households
52 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
149 people in nursing homes in 2000
11 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Solvang (2011 data):

  • Montecito Bank & Trust: Santa Ynez Valley Mesngr Ser Branch at 591 Alamo Pintado Road, branch established on 1993/08/23; Valley Oaks Branch at 591 Alamo Pintado Road, branch established on 1992/02/28. 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
  • Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, National Association: Solvang Branch at 2010 Mission Drive, branch established on 1980/01/11. 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
  • Pacific Western Bank: Solvang Branch at 610 Alamo Pintado Road, branch established on 1982/01/01. 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
  • Union Bank, National Association: Solvang Branch at 1714 Mission Drive, branch established on 1964/10/12. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Rabobank, National Association: Solvang Branch at 1660 Copenhagen Drive, branch established on 1913/05/08. 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
  • First Bank: Solvang Branch at 595 Alamo Pintado Road, branch established on 1984/05/01. Info updated 2007/12/04: Bank assets: $6,579.8 mil, Deposits: $5,800.6 mil, headquarters in Creve Coeur, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 148 total offices, Holding Company: First Banks, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Solvang:

Marital status in Solvang, CA
  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Solvang:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
California average:

15.0

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Solvang, 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
Santa Barbara County:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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
Here:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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:
Here:

22.2%
California:

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

18.3%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.6%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.2%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Solvang:

20.3%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Solvang:

9.9%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Solvang:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Solvang:

35.1%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Solvang:

55.8%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Solvang:

76.9%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Solvang, 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
Streets and Highways 8$46,859$70,2890$0
Financial Administration 5$26,586$63,8060$0
Other Government Administration 5$43,109$103,46211$3,402
Sewerage 5$30,117$72,2810$0
Parks and Recreation 5$26,050$62,5201$1,322
Water Supply 5$24,217$58,1210$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 33$196,938$71,61412$4,724

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $754,000 ($127.60)
    Transit Utilities: $258,000 ($43.66)
    Sewerage: $169,000 ($28.60)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $3,592,000 ($607.89)
    Central Staff Services: $1,674,000 ($283.30)
    Police Protection: $1,495,000 ($253.00)
    Sewerage: $1,246,000 ($210.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,024,000 ($173.29)
    Regular Highways: $771,000 ($130.48)
    Transit Utilities: $627,000 ($106.11)
    General - Other: $593,000 ($100.36)
    Financial Administration: $592,000 ($100.19)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $106,000 ($17.94)
    Health - Other: $34,000 ($5.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($0.85)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $1,493,000 ($252.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $297,000 ($50.26)
    Water Utilities: $90,000 ($15.23)
    Central Staff Services: $72,000 ($12.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,585,000 ($437.47)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $77,000 ($13.03)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,490,000 ($252.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $153,000 ($25.89)
    Other: $33,000 ($5.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $129,000 ($21.83)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $609,000 ($103.06)
    Donations From Private Sources: $72,000 ($12.18)
    Special Assessments: $59,000 ($9.98)
    Rents: $28,000 ($4.74)
    Fines and Forfeits: $15,000 ($2.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,218,000 ($713.83)
    Transit Utilities: $70,000 ($11.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $814,000 ($137.76)
    Highways: $157,000 ($26.57)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.68)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $2,684,000 ($454.22)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,581,000 ($436.79)
    Property: $1,265,000 ($214.08)
    Public Utilities Sales: $208,000 ($35.20)
    Other License: $78,000 ($13.20)
    Other: $57,000 ($9.65)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $29,000 ($4.91)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $24,000 ($4.06)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,366,000 ($231.17)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,366,000 ($231.17)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $371,000 ($62.79)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,866,000 ($2515.82)

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 Solvang, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Jones New York1
Domino's Pizza1Nike1
FedEx4Rite Aid1
GNC1Subway1
Holiday Inn1UPS2
IZOD1Vans2

Strongest AM radio stations in Solvang:

  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KTMS (990 AM; 5 kW; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KACD (850 AM; 25 kW; THOUSAND OAKS, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • KEYT (1250 AM; 3 kW; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: SMITH BROADCASTING OF SANTA BARBARA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXTK (1280 AM; 10 kW; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Solvang:

  • 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)
  • KRUZ (103.3 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSYV (96.7 FM; SOLVANG, CA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWSZ (105.1 FM; LOMPOC, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • K254AH (98.7 FM; ISLA VISTA, CA; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KXFM (99.1 FM; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSMY (106.7 FM; LOMPOC, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRQZ (91.5 FM; LOMPOC, CA; Owner: TRINITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE)
  • KPAT (95.7 FM; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: AGM-BIRMINGHAM, LLC)
  • KBOX (104.1 FM; LOMPOC, CA; Owner: AGM-BIRMINGHAM, L.L.C.)
  • KGDP-FM (90.7 FM; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: PEOPLE OF ACTION)
  • KRQK (100.3 FM; LOMPOC, CA; Owner: AGM-BIRMINGHAM, L.L.C.)
  • KTYD (99.9 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K293AG (106.5 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • KSNI-FM (102.5 FM; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Solvang:

  • 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)
Solvang fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Solvang fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.9mTotal length
  • $6,383,000Total costs
  • 20,302Total average daily traffic
  • 820Total average daily truck traffic
  • 23,251Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$526,1709$378,12031$344,6592$227,7354$358,878
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$461,1300$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$519,37010$374,0260$02$320,185
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$482,4306$379,1400$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$653,2900$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0019.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$276,450
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0019.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Solvang, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Solvang, CA - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 10. The highest number of fire incidents - 18 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Solvang, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (46.3%), and Structure Fires (40.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Solvang, CA
    • 6246.3%Outside Fires
    • 5440.3%Structure Fires
    • 118.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 75.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Solvang, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Solvang, California:

  • Viking Motel, 1506 MSN Dr, Solvang, California 93463 , Phone: (805) 688-1337
  • Solvang Royal Scandinavian Inn, 400 Alisal Rd, Solvang, California 93464 , Phone: (805) 688-8000
  • Hadsten House Inn, 1450 Mission Dr, Solvang, California 93463 , Phone: (800) 457-5373
  • Solvang Gardens Lodge, 293 Alisal Rd, Solvang, California 93463 , Phone: (805) 688-4404, Fax: (805) 688-9975
  • Kronborg Inn, 1440 Mission Dr, Solvang, California 93463 , Phone: (805) 688-2383
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Solvang, California
Most common first names in Solvang, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5977.4 years
Mary5183.7 years
William4380.7 years
Margaret3981.6 years
Robert3774.0 years
George3178.4 years
Helen2979.3 years
Charles2880.7 years
Frank2480.0 years
Richard2475.4 years
Most common last names in Solvang, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jensen3984.1 years
Petersen2684.0 years
Johnson2583.6 years
Nielsen2382.1 years
Hansen2079.6 years
Christensen2085.1 years
Rasmussen1781.8 years
Smith1580.1 years
Brown1583.1 years
Madsen1575.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Solvang, CA
  • 87.7%Utility gas
  • 12.0%Electricity
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Solvang, CA
  • 65.8%Utility gas
  • 30.9%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%No fuel used


Solvang 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #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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