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Santa Barbara County, California

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Santa Barbara County, California
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 446,527
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 446,527
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 423,947
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 5.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 423,895
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.3%
Female persons, percent
50.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
85.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
2.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
3.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
45.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
44.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 22,974
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 23.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 158,333
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 52.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $509,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $2,241
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $580
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,496
Building permits, 2018 928
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 144,015
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.94
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 79.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 39.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 89.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 82.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 33.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 5.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 63.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 58.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,428,929
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,637,280
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,157,565
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,475,600
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,853,808
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,255
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 19.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $68,023
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $32,872
Persons in poverty, percent
14.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 11,640
Total employment, 2016 146,896
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 7,310,374
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 0.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 34,636
All firms, 2012 39,952
Men-owned firms, 2012 20,585
Women-owned firms, 2012 13,911
Minority-owned firms, 2012 10,340
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 27,596
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 3,254
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 34,332
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 155.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 2,735.09
FIPS Code 06083
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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