Goleta

Known for its long fishing pier and sunbathing beaches.

Welcome to Goleta

This lovely little town on the California coast, nestled at the base of the Santa Ynez mountains, is dotted with rolling hills, orchards, nurseries, and beautiful golf courses. Goleta, just West of Santa Barbara, is rural in feel but located only minutes to shopping, restaurants, research centers, and the University of California.
 
Goleta Beach, known for its long fishing pier and sunbathing beaches, offers picnic areas, volleyball, children’s play areas, and excellent kayaking and surfing. Goleta also boasts numerous oak-studded parks and nature preserves. The Sterling/Ellwood Preserve is home to a variety of flora and fauna, as well as some 60,000 migratory butterflies.
 
Goleta is a quiet suburban community once known as a farming region. Many of the lovely housing neighborhoods are still surrounded by orchards lemon, orange, and avocado. Homes built on the hillsides offer spectacular vistas of the ocean and the Channel Islands. Goleta also offers some of the more affordable housing on the South Coast from entry-level homes to condominiums.
 
Goleta is loved by many for its friendly warm atmosphere. The majestic mountains, blue Pacific, and mild Mediterranean climate make it a wonderful place to call home.

Overview for Goleta, CA

32,677 people live in Goleta, where the median age is 35 and the average individual income is $44,410. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

32,677

Total Population

35 years

Median Age

High

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

$44,410

Average individual Income

Around Goleta, CA

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

26
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
66
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including 30 Acres, Bake Your Day SB, and Santa Barbara Krav Maga Family Self Defense Center.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.59 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.01 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.81 miles 28 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.45 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.75 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.35 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Goleta, CA

Goleta has 11,593 households, with an average household size of 2.8. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Goleta do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 32,677 people call Goleta home. The population density is 4,161.02 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

32,677

Total Population

High

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

35

Median Age

51.38 / 48.62%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

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
11,593

Total Households

2.8

Average Household Size

$44,410

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
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 Goleta, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Goleta. 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
Montessori Center School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
La Patera Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Brandon Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Ellwood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Coastline Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Dos Pueblos Senior High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Goleta Valley Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Santa Barbara Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Kellogg Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
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