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Santa Monica, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Santa Monica,CA index of house prices

Total population: 92,987 (Urban population: 84,084, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 53,714 (47,265 occupied: 13,089 owner occupied, 34,176 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

72%
State:

46%

Housing density: 6,502 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $1,893,538.

Median contract rent in 2016: $747 (lower quartile is $573, upper quartile is over $2,000)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $908


Median gross rent in Santa Monica, CA in 2016: $792

Housing units in Santa Monica with a mortgage: 8,871 (0 second mortgage, 826 home equity loan, 46 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,218

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $163,165

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $62,662

Median monthly housing costs: $1,695


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Santa Monica, California Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $1,241,200 (it was $479,200 in 2000)
Santa Monica:

$1,241,200
California:

$477,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $815,700 - $2,000,001

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $2,286,887
Here:

$2,286,887
State:

$662,746

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,012,733
Here:

$1,012,733
State:

$572,965

In 2-unit structures: $1,114,545
Here:

$1,114,545
State:

$907,600

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,131,142
Here:

$1,131,142
State:

$578,996

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $974,017
Here:

$974,017
State:

$548,947

Mobile homes: $73,949
Here:

$73,949
State:

$109,501
Median year house/condo built: 1966

Median year apartment built: 1967

Household type by relationship:

Households: 92,478
  • In family households: 53,252 (10,513 male householders, 7,653 female householders)
    14,311 spouses, 17,058 children (16,587 natural, 313 adopted, 158 stepchildren), 444 grandchildren, 524 brothers or sisters, 467 parents, 1,068 other relatives, 1,214 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 37,500 (14,161 male householders (11,412 living alone)), 14,938 female householders (12,160 living alone)), 8,401 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,726

Size of family households: 9,379 2-persons, 4,904 3-persons, 2,757 4-persons, 769 5-persons, 258 6-persons, 99 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 23,572 1-person, 4,332 2-persons, 1,133 3-persons, 62 4-persons.

7,301 married couples with children.
4,291 single-parent households (1,049 men, 3,242 women).

70.4% of residents of Santa Monica speak English at home.
11.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
10.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
6.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 22,093 (23.9%)
(62.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.5
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.4
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 142no bedroom
  • 1,0301 bedroom
  • 5,2422 bedrooms
  • 4,0963 bedrooms
  • 1,6874 bedrooms
  • 8925+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Santa Monica population

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

  • 4,450no bedroom
  • 13,8831 bedroom
  • 12,0142 bedrooms
  • 3,5473 bedrooms
  • 1854 bedrooms
  • 975+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Santa Monica population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 598no vehicle
  • 5,0081 vehicle
  • 5,5192 vehicles
  • 1,4153 vehicles
  • 4964 vehicles
  • 535+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Santa Monica population

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

  • 4,783no vehicle
  • 19,7141 vehicle
  • 8,3702 vehicles
  • 1,0653 vehicles
  • 2444 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Santa Monica population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 481 room
  • 722 rooms
  • 1,4233 rooms
  • 2,1634 rooms
  • 2,7835 rooms
  • 2,6406 rooms
  • 1,1427 rooms
  • 1,1028 rooms
  • 1,7169+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Santa Monica population

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

  • 3,7981 room
  • 4,6312 rooms
  • 10,1053 rooms
  • 10,5884 rooms
  • 2,9705 rooms
  • 1,3376 rooms
  • 3227 rooms
  • 1848 rooms
  • 2419+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Santa Monica 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 Monica, CA household income distribution

  • Santa Monica, CA household income distribution
  • 2,729Less than $10,000
  • 2,492$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,940$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,669$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,512$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,641$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,596$35,000 to $39,999
  • 959$40,000 to $44,999
  • 996$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,271$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,547$60,000 to $74,999
  • 6,542$75,000 to $99,999
  • 5,056$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,502$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,767$150,000 to $199,999
  • 7,046$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Santa Monica, CA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Santa Monica, CA
  • 10Less than $10,000
  • 43$10,000 to $14,999
  • 17$15,000 to $19,999
  • 28$30,000 to $34,999
  • 8$35,000 to $39,999
  • 8$40,000 to $49,999
  • 13$50,000 to $59,999
  • 26$70,000 to $79,999
  • 17$80,000 to $89,999
  • 26$100,000 to $124,999
  • 9$150,000 to $174,999
  • 14$175,000 to $199,999
  • 32$200,000 to $249,999
  • 34$250,000 to $299,999
  • 234$300,000 to $399,999
  • 588$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,793$500,000 to $749,999
  • 2,552$750,000 to $999,999
  • 2,858$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 2,236$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 3,944$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Santa Monica, CA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Santa Monica, CA
  • 492$200 to $249
  • 430$250 to $299
  • 436$300 to $349
  • 128$350 to $399
  • 998$400 to $449
  • 344$450 to $499
  • 927$500 to $549
  • 120$550 to $599
  • 405$600 to $649
  • 1,035$650 to $699
  • 838$700 to $749
  • 274$750 to $799
  • 1,173$800 to $899
  • 1,164$900 to $999
  • 3,843$1,000 to $1,249
  • 4,202$1,250 to $1,499
  • 7,422$1,500 to $1,999
  • 3,446$2,000 to $2,499
  • 2,186$2,500 to $2,999
  • 2,230$3,000 to $3,499
  • 1,048$3,500 or more
  • 1,035No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 4,1472010 or later
  • 3,6822000 to 2009
  • 4,0991990 to 1999
  • 5,3961980 to 1989
  • 4,6701970 to 1979
  • 4,713Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Santa Monica population
Santa Monica commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 547
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,991
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 7,776
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5,481
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 6,096
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,523
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 7,259
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,751
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 3,558
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,438
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,672
  • 90 or more minutes: 723
Santa Monica, CA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 97.4%
Number of people working at home: 4,960 (9.6% of all workers)

Santa Monica mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 78,999 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 8,900 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6,358 (6%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 349 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 477 (0%)
  • Railroad: 370 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,089 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 2,437 (2%)
  • Walked: 3,587 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 4,960 (5%)

First ancestries reported:

 Russian: 2,125
 German: 1,908
 Irish: 1,850
 Iranian: 1,834
 Italian: 1,706
 American: 1,543
 European: 1,455
 English: 1,387
 Eastern European: 850
 Polish: 741
 French (except Basque): 537
 Lithuanian: 509
 Armenian: 472
 Ukrainian: 449
 British: 383
 Ethiopian: 373
 Scottish: 357
 Brazilian: 350
 Swedish: 343
 Norwegian: 331
 Turkish: 311
 Scotch-Irish: 283
 Canadian: 273
 Syrian: 251
 Greek: 229
 Croatian: 222
 Dutch: 218
 Northern European: 207
 Hungarian: 181
 French Canadian: 177
 Romanian: 132
 Israeli: 117
 Egyptian: 105
 Portuguese: 104
 Serbian: 82
 Czech: 79
 Danish: 76
 Bulgarian: 73
 Latvian: 67
 Austrian: 66
 Yugoslavian: 60
 Australian: 57
 African: 55
 Finnish: 54
 Scandinavian: 52
 Welsh: 51
 Lebanese: 49
 Cypriot: 39
 Estonian: 37
 Nigerian: 32
 Swiss: 27
 Slavic: 26
 Belgian: 25
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 23
 Czechoslovakian: 21
 Slovak: 21
 Guyanese: 18
 South African: 18
 Afghan: 16
 Jamaican: 16
 Arab: 15
 British West Indian: 13
 New Zealander: 10
 Pennsylvania German: 9
 Somali: 9
 Iraqi: 8
 Slovene: 8
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 5
 Maltese: 1

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

  • 14%Mexico
  • 7%Iran
  • 6%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 5%Canada
  • 4%Russia
  • 3%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 3%Japan

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

  • This state: 35,146
  • Other state: 32,865
  • Northeast: 12,518
  • Midwest: 9,166
  • South: 6,844
  • West: 4,337

84% of Santa Monica residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in California.

Santa Monica:

84.4%
State average:

86.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 252
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 38
  • 5th and 6th grade: 706
  • 7th and 8th grade: 268
  • 9th grade: 619
  • 10th grade: 92
  • 11th grade: 108
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 120
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,728
  • Less than 1 year of college: 835
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,308
  • Associate degree: 1,174
  • Bachelor's degree: 17,280
  • Master's degree: 5,507
  • Professional school degree: 3,950
  • Doctorate degree: 1,352

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 400
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 401
  • 7th and 8th grade: 105
  • 9th grade: 335
  • 10th grade: 496
  • 11th grade: 93
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 687
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,064
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,105
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,904
  • Associate degree: 1,991
  • Bachelor's degree: 14,132
  • Master's degree: 7,101
  • Professional school degree: 2,246
  • Doctorate degree: 1,466

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.4%Males
  • 6.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.1%Males
  • 8.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 70.2%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 7.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 9.3%Males
  • 11.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 5.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 10.0%Males
  • 6.0%Females
Santa Monica marital status for males
Santa Monica marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,568
  • One, attached: 2,363
  • Two: 1,181
  • 3 or 4: 4,310
  • 5 to 9: 13,555
  • 10 to 19: 8,933
  • 20 to 49: 8,082
  • 50 or more: 5,616
  • Mobile homes: 106

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,513

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 17 years ago

Renter moved in on average 5 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Santa Monica:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Santa Monica
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (72.1%)
  • Electricity (24.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Solar energy (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Utility gas (58.1%)
  • Electricity (31.0%)
  • No fuel used (8.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,425
Here:

25.2%
California:

7.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,008
Here:

29.8%
California:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 194
Here:

5.5%
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)