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Santa Barbara, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Santa Barbara,CA index of house prices

Total population: 91,196 (All urban)

Houses: 40,335 (36,514 occupied: 14,820 owner occupied, 21,694 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

59%
State:

46%

Housing density: 2,126 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $1,165,347.

Median contract rent in 2016: $886 (lower quartile is $684, upper quartile is $1,185)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $2,690


Median gross rent in Santa Barbara, CA in 2016: $936

Housing units in Santa Barbara with a mortgage: 9,791 (171 second mortgage, 1,687 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,029

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $138,218

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $66,019

Median monthly housing costs: $1,810


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Santa Barbara, California Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $1,033,700 (it was $469,300 in 2000)
Santa Barbara:

$1,033,700
California:

$477,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $778,400 - $1,588,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $1,418,504
Here:

$1,418,504
State:

$662,746

Townhouses or other attached units: $615,953
Here:

$615,953
State:

$572,965

In 2-unit structures: $1,166,820
Here:

$1,166,820
State:

$907,600

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,011,303
Here:

$1,011,303
State:

$578,996

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $570,914
Here:

$570,914
State:

$548,947
Median year house/condo built: 1957

Median year apartment built: 1967

Household type by relationship:

Households: 91,940
  • In family households: 65,924 (10,963 male householders, 10,369 female householders)
    15,363 spouses, 21,540 children (20,787 natural, 126 adopted, 627 stepchildren), 1,120 grandchildren, 338 brothers or sisters, 925 parents, 1,359 other relatives, 3,947 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 24,582 (6,376 male householders (3,527 living alone)), 8,806 female householders (6,526 living alone)), 9,400 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,434

Size of family households: 10,364 2-persons, 4,167 3-persons, 4,021 4-persons, 2,187 5-persons, 347 6-persons, 246 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,053 1-person, 3,733 2-persons, 923 3-persons, 246 4-persons, 40 5-persons, 187 6-persons.

9,547 married couples with children.
6,267 single-parent households (1,708 men, 4,559 women).

62.0% of residents of Santa Barbara speak English at home.
29.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 44% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 21,667 (23.6%)
(33.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.9
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.6
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Santa Barbara, California:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 3391 bedroom
  • 4,3032 bedrooms
  • 5,9493 bedrooms
  • 3,4804 bedrooms
  • 7495+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Santa Barbara population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Santa Barbara, California:

  • 1,084no bedroom
  • 9,7671 bedroom
  • 8,0182 bedrooms
  • 2,1793 bedrooms
  • 5694 bedrooms
  • 775+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Santa Barbara population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Santa Barbara in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 80no vehicle
  • 3,9111 vehicle
  • 5,8192 vehicles
  • 3,4953 vehicles
  • 9744 vehicles
  • 5415+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Santa Barbara population

Cars and other vehicles available in Santa Barbara in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,863no vehicle
  • 9,5751 vehicle
  • 8,7542 vehicles
  • 1,3073 vehicles
  • 1954 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Santa Barbara population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Santa Barbara, California:

  • 01 room
  • 632 rooms
  • 3613 rooms
  • 2,4464 rooms
  • 3,2045 rooms
  • 3,2566 rooms
  • 2,3627 rooms
  • 1,7418 rooms
  • 1,3879+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Santa Barbara population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Santa Barbara, California:

  • 6911 room
  • 2,6332 rooms
  • 6,6963 rooms
  • 6,8614 rooms
  • 3,0945 rooms
  • 8256 rooms
  • 4657 rooms
  • 2468 rooms
  • 1839+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Santa Barbara population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Santa Barbara, CA household income distribution

  • Santa Barbara, CA household income distribution
  • 1,744Less than $10,000
  • 1,476$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,186$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,703$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,072$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,457$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,530$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,615$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,751$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,673$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,097$60,000 to $74,999
  • 4,307$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,406$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,039$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,219$150,000 to $199,999
  • 4,239$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Santa Barbara, CA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Santa Barbara, CA
  • 99Less than $10,000
  • 20$10,000 to $14,999
  • 6$15,000 to $19,999
  • 14$20,000 to $24,999
  • 10$25,000 to $29,999
  • 21$30,000 to $34,999
  • 16$35,000 to $39,999
  • 14$40,000 to $49,999
  • 27$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3$60,000 to $69,999
  • 26$70,000 to $79,999
  • 7$80,000 to $89,999
  • 42$100,000 to $124,999
  • 15$125,000 to $149,999
  • 5$150,000 to $174,999
  • 27$175,000 to $199,999
  • 87$200,000 to $249,999
  • 162$250,000 to $299,999
  • 372$300,000 to $399,999
  • 969$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,281$500,000 to $749,999
  • 4,119$750,000 to $999,999
  • 3,465$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 1,376$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 1,483$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Santa Barbara, CA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Santa Barbara, CA
  • 156$200 to $249
  • 208$250 to $299
  • 178$300 to $349
  • 427$400 to $449
  • 179$450 to $499
  • 43$550 to $599
  • 509$600 to $649
  • 201$700 to $749
  • 166$750 to $799
  • 874$800 to $899
  • 308$900 to $999
  • 1,939$1,000 to $1,249
  • 3,054$1,250 to $1,499
  • 7,050$1,500 to $1,999
  • 2,718$2,000 to $2,499
  • 1,618$2,500 to $2,999
  • 789$3,000 to $3,499
  • 1,014$3,500 or more
  • 263No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 4,3632010 or later
  • 6,4042000 to 2009
  • 4,8591990 to 1999
  • 7,1911980 to 1989
  • 3,0701970 to 1979
  • 3,970Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Santa Barbara population
Santa Barbara commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,772
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 9,276
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 12,044
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 10,453
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,645
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 817
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,708
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 0
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 406
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 640
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 561
  • 90 or more minutes: 751
Santa Barbara, CA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 97.8%
Number of people working at home: 4,362 (9.2% of all workers)

Santa Barbara mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 41,265 (67%)
  • Carpooled: 6,283 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,376 (4%)
  • Railroad: 101 (0%)
  • Taxi: 776 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 2,251 (4%)
  • Walked: 3,927 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 4,362 (7%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 2,198
 English: 1,915
 Irish: 1,762
 Italian: 1,626
 European: 1,503
 American: 1,349
 Russian: 559
 Swedish: 457
 Polish: 419
 Norwegian: 394
 Scottish: 390
 Northern European: 342
 French (except Basque): 331
 Dutch: 326
 British: 298
 Danish: 271
 Scotch-Irish: 249
 Swiss: 223
 Greek: 203
 Syrian: 182
 Hungarian: 173
 Ukrainian: 169
 Iranian: 156
 Portuguese: 137
 Armenian: 134
 French Canadian: 118
 Canadian: 115
 Arab: 109
 Finnish: 103
 Scandinavian: 97
 Welsh: 94
 Eastern European: 88
 Croatian: 79
 Turkish: 76
 Czech: 72
 Brazilian: 68
 Romanian: 67
 Czechoslovakian: 66
 South African: 53
 Guyanese: 52
 Bulgarian: 40
 Belgian: 40
 Austrian: 31
 Lebanese: 31
 New Zealander: 31
 Israeli: 25
 Basque: 24
 Nigerian: 23
 Slovene: 23
 Slavic: 21
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 20
 African: 20
 Belizean: 18
 Iraqi: 16
 Lithuanian: 16
 Celtic: 15
 Australian: 14
 Afghan: 14
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 14
 Palestinian: 9
 Serbian: 8
 Kenyan: 7
 Macedonian: 6
 Latvian: 5
 Moroccan: 4

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 61%Mexico
  • 3%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 3%Guatemala
  • 2%Philippines
  • 2%Germany
  • 2%Japan
  • 1%England

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 48,565
  • Other state: 21,011
  • Northeast: 6,967
  • Midwest: 5,784
  • South: 3,834
  • West: 4,426

83% of Santa Barbara residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in California.

Santa Barbara:

82.7%
State average:

86.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 625
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 226
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,305
  • 7th and 8th grade: 479
  • 9th grade: 654
  • 10th grade: 456
  • 11th grade: 564
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 569
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,986
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,596
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,440
  • Associate degree: 1,316
  • Bachelor's degree: 8,501
  • Master's degree: 3,483
  • Professional school degree: 1,462
  • Doctorate degree: 1,844

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 462
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 270
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,031
  • 7th and 8th grade: 337
  • 9th grade: 728
  • 10th grade: 105
  • 11th grade: 104
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 321
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,754
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,595
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,212
  • Associate degree: 1,988
  • Bachelor's degree: 9,235
  • Master's degree: 4,969
  • Professional school degree: 981
  • Doctorate degree: 972

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.2%Males
  • 4.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 14.7%Males
  • 6.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 9.4%Males
  • 36.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 3.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 8.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 0.1%Males
  • 21.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.5%Males
  • 6.9%Females
Santa Barbara marital status for males
Santa Barbara marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,515
  • One, attached: 3,360
  • Two: 2,980
  • 3 or 4: 4,020
  • 5 to 9: 5,153
  • 10 to 19: 2,985
  • 20 to 49: 2,043
  • 50 or more: 956
  • Mobile homes: 323

Median worth of mobile homes: $41,580

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 16 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Santa Barbara:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Santa Barbara
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (83.4%)
  • Electricity (11.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.5%)
  • Solar energy (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (60.4%)
  • Electricity (29.1%)
  • No fuel used (8.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 640
Here:

8.1%
California:

7.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 294
Here:

7.0%
California:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,143
Here:

12.3%
California:

15.5%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)