Santa Barbara

One of the most beautiful and quaint cities in California.

Welcome to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, known to many as “the American Rivera,” where the mountains touch the sea, is one of the most beautiful and quaint cities in California. Being perfectly located on California’s south coast and just a short hour's drive from Los Angeles makes this city, with its red-tiled roofs, Mediterranean climate, sandy beaches, and multi-tiered mountains, one of the most desirable places to live in the world.
 
Santa Barbara is home to three college campuses, a world-renown medical facility, a myriad of engineering and research companies, retailers, and a booming tourist industry. It attracts people from every nationality, age, wealth, and background.
 
Santa Barbara also boasts some of the most beautiful and luxurious estates in the world, as well as an abundance of condominiums and entry-level homes. There are many diverse areas in Santa Barbara in which to live. There are homes perched on the top of majestic mountains and homes built on the sandy beaches of the Pacific. Downtown living can be fun and convenient; it’s a short walk to shopping, movies, restaurants, and parks.
 
There is no limit to the type of recreation available in Santa Barbara. The weather is mild enough to be outside year round and enjoy the things you love: hiking, biking, swimming, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, volleyball, para-sailing, baseball, basketball, soccer, running, walking – it’s all here for you.
 
Come to Santa Barbara and experience the true meaning of living in Paradise!

Overview for Santa Barbara, CA

89,132 people live in Santa Barbara, where the median age is 39.1 and the average individual income is $54,426. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

89,132

Total Population

39.1 years

Median Age

High

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

$54,426

Average individual Income

Around Santa Barbara, CA

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

74
Very Walkable
Walking Score
86
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
43
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Luna Cakes by Cinthia, Destination Vine, and Get Hooked Seafood.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.27 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.68 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.39 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.9 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.01 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.77 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara has 36,932 households, with an average household size of 2.38. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Santa Barbara do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 89,132 people call Santa Barbara home. The population density is 4,569.18 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

89,132

Total Population

High

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

39.1

Median Age

49.58 / 50.42%

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
36,932

Total Households

2.38

Average Household Size

$54,426

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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White Collar:

Commute Time

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

Schools in Santa Barbara, CA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Santa Barbara. 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
The Knox School Of Santa Barbara
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 9th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Cachuma Elementary And Middle School
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
Eureka School Of Santa Barbara
PRIVATE
10th - 12th
No rating available
El Montecito School San Roque
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Bishop Garcia Diego High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Olive Grove Charter - Santa Barbara
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Harding University Partnership
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
Santa Barbara Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Santa Barbara Community Academy
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Monte Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Alta Vista Alternative High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
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