Carpinteria

Known for its inviting community, Carpinteria welcomes visitors with open arms, making them feel right at home.

Welcome to Carpinteria

Carpinteria is a charming coastal town nestled between the majestic mountains and the glistening waters of the Pacific Ocean. Known to locals as “Carp,” this idyllic destination offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, small-town charm, and a relaxed beach atmosphere. Known for its inviting community, Carpinteria welcomes visitors with open arms, making them feel right at home.
 
Carpinteria State Beach, often referred to as the "World's Safest Beach," stretches for miles, offering an ideal setting for sunbathing, picnicking, and family fun. The Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve provides scenic hiking trails along the bluffs, offering panoramic views of the ocean and the Channel Islands. The Tar Pits Park is a fascinating archaeological site, where visitors can glimpse into the prehistoric past and learn about ancient creatures that once roamed the area.
 
Beyond the shoreline, the city's vibrant downtown area exudes a warm and friendly atmosphere. Charming boutiques, art galleries, and quaint shops line the streets, inviting visitors to explore and discover unique treasures. Locally-owned restaurants and eateries offer a delightful culinary experience, where visitors can savor fresh seafood and farm-to-table delicacies.
 
Carpinteria also embraces its rich agricultural heritage, and the surrounding fields are filled with lush avocado and citrus orchards. The annual California Avocado Festival celebrates this heritage, drawing crowds from far and wide to indulge in avocado-themed delicacies, live music, and fun-filled activities for all ages.
 
With its Mediterranean climate, Carpinteria enjoys mild and pleasant weather throughout the year. The temperate climate, combined with the town's laid-back vibe, creates an inviting atmosphere that beckons travelers to slow down and savor the simple pleasures of life.

Overview for Carpinteria, CA

13,289 people live in Carpinteria, where the median age is 40.6 and the average individual income is $43,708. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

13,289

Total Population

40.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$43,708

Average individual Income

Around Carpinteria, CA

There's plenty to do around Carpinteria, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

1
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
26
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Lost & Found Cafe, Seastrand, and Portola Sycamore.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.5 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.5 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.15 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.39 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.54 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.38 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Carpinteria, CA

Carpinteria has 4,958 households, with an average household size of 2.67. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Carpinteria do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,289 people call Carpinteria home. The population density is 5,133.99 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

13,289

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.6

Median Age

50.77 / 49.23%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,958

Total Households

2.67

Average Household Size

$43,708

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

Married
Single
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Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Carpinteria, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Carpinteria. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Canalino Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
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