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Population in 2012: 5,343 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.2%
 

Males: 2,698  (50.5%)
Females: 2,645  (49.5%)

Median resident age:  45.0 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 93463.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,177 (it was $45,799 in 2000)
Solvang:

$62,177
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $38,275

Solvang city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $536,500 (it was $339,500 in 2000)
Solvang:

$536,500
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $746,145; Detached houses: $904,680; Townhouses or other attached units: $478,063; In 2-unit structures: $2,653,199; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $397,980; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $289,686; Mobile homes: $150,959

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,308.

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  • White alone - 3,956 (75.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1,052 (20.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 89 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 55 (1.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 47 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 34 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.08%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Solvang: 113.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (11.2%), German (10.8%), Irish (8.8%), Danish (7.0%), Italian (5.1%), United States (4.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 496 feet

Land area: 2.49 square miles.

Population density: 2,148 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Solvang:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Solvang city:

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

898 residents are foreign born (3.8% Europe).

This city:  17.1%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Solvang, California as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Solvang to the number of sex offenders is 1,781 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,800 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,827 (0.4%)

Solvang satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Goleta, CA (21.4 miles , pop. 55,204).

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $180,800

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: +827 (+15.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 927 (38.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 805

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Crime rates in Solvang by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 120050110110
per 100,000 18.436.20.00.095.10.019.619.50.019.418.80.0
Robberies 110161210102
per 100,000 18.418.10.018.7114.119.339.319.50.019.40.037.5
Assaults 932318998643
per 100,000 165.754.337.156.119.0154.2176.8175.3156.0116.475.456.3
Burglaries 152748342324333223162215
per 100,000 276.2488.4890.9635.9437.3462.7648.2623.3448.6310.5414.5281.3
Thefts 796466457364407446374246
per 100,000 1454.61157.71224.9841.61387.81233.9785.71441.4897.2718.0791.4862.7
Auto thefts 133003530242
per 100,000 18.454.355.70.00.057.898.258.40.038.875.437.5
Arson 140032000010
per 100,000 18.472.40.00.057.038.60.00.00.00.018.80.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 114.0112.0106.181.8172.4105.9127.1139.984.884.683.468.7

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Crime rate in Solvang detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

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Solvang, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +480 (+9.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Solvang-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below California state average. It is 379% 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 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 55.3 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 the city center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
On 12/22/2003 at 19:15:56, a magnitude 6.6 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MS, 6.6 MW, 6.4 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 40 injuries, causing $200,000,000 total damage
On 6/29/1925 at 14:42:00, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 UK) earthquake occurred 31.4 miles away from Solvang center
On 9/28/2004 at 17:15:24, a magnitude 6.0 (5.4 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.0 MW, Depth: 5.5 mi) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 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/medical centers in Solvang:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Solvang, CA

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: 22,158)
  • Santa Barbara City College (about 29 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 7,816)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 30 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 3,407)
  • Ventura College (about 57 miles; Ventura, CA; FT enrollment: 4,989)
  • Cuesta College (about 57 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; FT enrollment: 4,976)
  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (about 57 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; FT enrollment: 18,336)
  • Oxnard College (about 64 miles; Oxnard, CA; FT enrollment: 2,452)

Public high school in Solvang:

Public elementary/middle schools in Solvang:

See full list of schools located in Solvang, map of school districts: SOLVANG ELEMENTARY


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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

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
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.8. This is better than average.
City:

25.8
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.153. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.153
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.746. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.746
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.53. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.53
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

30.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.1
U.S.:

22.1

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

  • RUSACK VINEYARDS (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.6%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.3% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Solvang, CA

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

Solvang compared to California state average:

Solvang, California environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Solvang, California:

  • Holiday Inn Express - Solvang, 1455 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463 , Phone: (805) 688-2018, Fax: (805) 688-1156
  • Viking Motel, 1506 MSN Dr, Solvang, CA 93463 , Phone: (805) 688-1337
  • Solvang Royal Scandinavian Inn, 400 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93464 , Phone: (805) 688-8000
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Solvang, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Solvang travel time to work - commute


Solvang mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Solvang city (based on Santa Barbara County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.80%
Here55.8%
USA50.2%

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 5$28,913$69,3910$0
Other Government Administration 2$19,946$119,6765$3,321
Firefighters 2$16,503$99,01813$10,229
Streets and Highways 7$38,158$65,4141$2,110
Solid Waste Management 1$6,841$82,0920$0
Sewerage 5$25,848$62,0350$0
Parks and Recreation 6$32,756$65,5120$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$15,297$91,7821$2,110
Water Supply 4$20,785$62,3550$0
Totals for Government 34$205,047$72,37020$17,770

Solvang government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,439,000 ($269.32)
    Central Staff Services: $254,000 ($47.54)
    Sewerage: $209,000 ($39.12)
    Transit Utilities: $101,000 ($18.90)
    Fire Protection: $89,000 ($16.66)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,983,000 ($558.30)
    Regular Highways: $1,045,000 ($195.58)
    Sewerage: $843,000 ($157.78)
    Police Protection: $749,000 ($140.18)
    Central Staff Services: $703,000 ($131.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $558,000 ($104.44)
    Fire Protection: $477,000 ($89.28)
    Financial Administration: $427,000 ($79.92)
    Transit Utilities: $354,000 ($66.25)
    General - Other: $77,000 ($14.41)
    Libraries: $40,000 ($7.49)
    Health Services - Other: $16,000 ($2.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $129,000 ($24.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $31,000 ($5.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,332,000 ($249.30)
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $180,000 ($33.69)

Solvang government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,132,000 ($211.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $92,000 ($17.22)
    All Other: $51,000 ($9.55)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $449,000 ($84.04)
    Interest Earnings: $431,000 ($80.67)
    Rents: $47,000 ($8.80)
    Property Sale Other: $4,000 ($0.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,109,000 ($581.88)
    Transit Utilities: $320,000 ($59.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $313,000 ($58.58)
    Transit Utilities: $102,000 ($19.09)
    Highways: $93,000 ($17.41)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $1,650,000 ($308.82)
    Total General Sales: $1,631,000 ($305.26)
    Property: $769,000 ($143.93)
    Public Utilities: $152,000 ($28.45)
    NEC: $78,000 ($14.60)

Solvang government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,000,000 ($561.48)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,150,000 ($402.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $2,931,000 ($548.57)
    Other, NEC: $1,865,000 ($349.05)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $285,000 ($53.34)
    Water Utilities: $69,000 ($12.91)

Solvang government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,920,000 ($2230.96)

5.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($58,474 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 2006 ($49,083 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 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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Solvang, California:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
California average:
  • Fatal accident count: 208
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 310
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 81
  • Fatalities: 223
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 541
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 42

See more detailed statistics of Solvang fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 26 meters (85ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,712
Total average daily truck traffic: 34
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 3,174

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Solvang)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 1745 Mission Dr (Lat: 34.596389 Lon: -120.135417), Call Sign: KEG515, Licensee ID: L00002041
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.275 MHz, 465.050 MHz, 465.275 MHz, 465.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2012, Expiration Date: 04/29/2022
    Registrant: County Of Santa Barbara, 4568 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110, Phone: (805) 681-5590
  • 1745 Mission Dr (Lat: 34.596389 Lon: -120.135417), Call Sign: WYC766
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2004, Expiration Date: 03/23/2014
    Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6437, Fax: (916) 657-9233, Email:
  • 700 Alamo Pintado Rd (Lat: 34.603056 Lon: -120.096806), Call Sign: KOB556, Licensee ID: L00013431
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz, 463.150 MHz, 463.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/08/1999, Expiration Date: 08/29/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2004
    Registrant: Santa Ynez Valley Hospital Inc, 700 Alamo Pinado Rd, Solvang, CA 93463, Phone: (805) 688-6431
  • Alisal Rd (Lat: 34.560833 Lon: -120.140694), Call Sign: KNHU803
    Assigned Frequencies: 31.0400 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/28/2004, Expiration Date: 01/05/2014
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510
  • Lat: 34.869694 Lon: -120.414306, Call Sign: WPTH884
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.687 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/05/2001, Expiration Date: 10/05/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2011, Certifier: Victoria Rodriguez
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Lat: 34.871361 Lon: -120.414583, Call Sign: WPTH900
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.712 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/05/2001, Expiration Date: 10/05/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2011, Certifier: Victoria Rodriguez
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Solvang)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Solvang)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

40 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


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
Businesses in Solvang, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Jones New York1
Domino's Pizza1Nike1
FedEx4Rite Aid1
GNC1Subway1
Holiday Inn1UPS2
IZOD1Vans2
Browse common businesses in Solvang, CA


Solvang on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations: (population 5,000+)"
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