Solvang, California

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Population in 2014: 5,506 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.3%
 
Males: 2,705  (49.1%)
Females: 2,801  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  51.2 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 93463.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $63,263 (it was $45,799 in 2000)
Solvang:

$63,263
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $41,134 (it was $25,363 in 2000)

Solvang city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $600,250 (it was $339,500 in 2000)
Solvang:

$600,250
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $683,042; Detached houses: $758,858; Townhouses or other attached units: $530,866; In 2-unit structures: $677,527; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $392,689; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $495,989; Mobile homes: $132,107; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $118,152

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,404.

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  • Races in Solvang, CA (2010)

    Solvang races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Solvang: 116.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (12.7%), German (12.0%), Irish (9.5%), Danish (7.8%), Italian (4.8%), United States (4.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 496 feet

Land area: 2.49 square miles.

Population density: 2,213 people per square mile   (low).

Solvang,CA real estate house value index trend

Solvang, California map

For population 25 years and over in Solvang:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Solvang city:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

913 residents are foreign born (10.0% Latin America, 5.1% Europe).

This city:

16.9%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,830 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,986 (0.6%)

Solvang satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $180,800
  • 2013: 35 buildings, average cost: $248,500
  • 2014: 43 buildings, average cost: $254,400

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: +467 (+8.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 847 (33.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 805

Solvang household income distribution Solvang home values distribution

Property values in Solvang, CA


Crime rates in Solvang by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2005011011032
per 100,000 36.20.00.095.10.019.619.50.019.418.80.055.836.9
Robberies 1016121010200
per 100,000 18.10.018.7114.119.339.319.50.019.40.037.50.00.0
Assaults 3231899864347
per 100,000 54.337.156.119.0154.2176.8175.3156.0116.475.456.374.4129.2
Burglaries 27483423243332231622152118
per 100,000 488.4890.9635.9437.3462.7648.2623.3448.6310.5414.5281.3390.8332.2
Thefts 64664573644074463742464560
per 100,000 1,157.71,224.9841.61,387.81,233.9785.71,441.4897.2718.0791.4862.7837.51,107.4
Auto thefts 3300353024243
per 100,000 54.355.70.00.057.898.258.40.038.875.437.574.455.4
Arson 4003200001000
per 100,000 72.40.00.057.038.60.00.00.00.018.80.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 113.2107.382.7174.2107.1128.4141.485.785.584.369.4110.0110.8

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

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

Solvang tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +480 (+9.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Solvang, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 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 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).
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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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 66.9. This is about average.

City:

66.9
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.00012. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00012
U.S.:

0.29322

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.84. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.84
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.559. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.559
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.7
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.0%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 14.6% for other race 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
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, California environmental map by EPA

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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
California average:

15.4

Solvang travel time to work - commute Solvang mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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

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.
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%

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
Financial Administration 5$26,586$63,8060$0
Other Government Administration 5$43,109$103,46211$3,402
Streets and Highways 8$46,859$70,2890$0
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
Totals for Government 33$196,938$71,61412$4,724

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,439,000 ($261.35)
    Central Staff Services: $254,000 ($46.13)
    Sewerage: $209,000 ($37.96)
    Transit Utilities: $101,000 ($18.34)
    Fire Protection: $89,000 ($16.16)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,983,000 ($541.77)
    Regular Highways: $1,045,000 ($189.79)
    Sewerage: $843,000 ($153.11)
    Police Protection: $749,000 ($136.03)
    Central Staff Services: $703,000 ($127.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $558,000 ($101.34)
    Fire Protection: $477,000 ($86.63)
    Financial Administration: $427,000 ($77.55)
    Transit Utilities: $354,000 ($64.29)
    General - Other: $77,000 ($13.98)
    Libraries: $40,000 ($7.26)
    Health Services - Other: $16,000 ($2.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $129,000 ($23.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $31,000 ($5.63)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,332,000 ($241.92)
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $180,000 ($32.69)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,132,000 ($205.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $92,000 ($16.71)
    All Other: $51,000 ($9.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $449,000 ($81.55)
    Interest Earnings: $431,000 ($78.28)
    Rents: $47,000 ($8.54)
    Property Sale Other: $4,000 ($0.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,109,000 ($564.66)
    Transit Utilities: $320,000 ($58.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $313,000 ($56.85)
    Transit Utilities: $102,000 ($18.53)
    Highways: $93,000 ($16.89)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $1,650,000 ($299.67)
    Total General Sales: $1,631,000 ($296.22)
    Property: $769,000 ($139.67)
    Public Utilities: $152,000 ($27.61)
    NEC: $78,000 ($14.17)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,000,000 ($544.86)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,150,000 ($390.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $2,931,000 ($532.33)
    Other, NEC: $1,865,000 ($338.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $285,000 ($51.76)
    Water Utilities: $69,000 ($12.53)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,920,000 ($2164.91)

5.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
California average:

5.03%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($877 average AGI)
Santa Barbara County:

0.10%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.57% ($51,236 average AGI)
from Ventura County, CA  0.51% ($45,100)
from San Luis Obispo County, CA  0.46% ($37,273)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,951 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
California average:

5.12%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($841 average AGI)
Santa Barbara County:

0.12%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.67% ($38,676 average AGI)
to Ventura County, CA  0.56% ($47,465)
to San Luis Obispo County, CA  0.45% ($45,654)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Solvang fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 31m102ftTotal length
  • $6,784,000Total costs
  • 24,484Total average daily traffic
  • 987Total average daily truck traffic
  • 37,429Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 02/18/2012, Expiration Date: 04/29/2022Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/04/2014, Expiration Date: 03/23/2024Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/08/1999, Expiration Date: 08/29/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2004Registrant: Santa Ynez Valley Hospital Inc, 700 Alamo Pinado Rd, Solvang, CA 93463, Phone: (805) 688-6431
  • Lat: 34.869694 Lon: -120.414306, Call Sign: WPTH884
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.687 MHzGrant Date: 10/05/2001, Expiration Date: 10/05/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2011, Certifier: Victoria RodriguezRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/05/2001, Expiration Date: 10/05/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2011, Certifier: Victoria RodriguezRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

73 (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:

26 (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

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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Solvang, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Jones New York1
Domino's Pizza1Nike1
FedEx4Rite Aid1
GNC1Subway1
Holiday Inn1UPS2
IZOD1Vans2

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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Solvang on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Sweden (population 500+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (population 500+)"
  • #8 (93463) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Danish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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