Santa Barbara

An urban paradise on the shores of the Pacific.

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Overview for Santa Barbara, CA

103,431 people live in Santa Barbara, where the median age is 39.6 and the average individual income is $52,238.4. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

103,431

Total Population

39.6 years

Median Age

High

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

$52,238.4

Average individual Income

Santa Barbara Real Estate

This beautiful coastal city is renowned for its natural beauty, beach views, and resort-feel. Residents of Santa Barbara feel like they’re on vacation all year round! Combining all the conveniences of city living with a quaint seaside atmosphere, Santa Barbara is truly an idyllic paradise.

Santa Barbara is the perfect place to look for a luxury home. Historic and elegant homes lie on substantial acreage in the city’s Upper East Side neighborhood, while the Riviera boasts stunning properties that look out over glittering cityscapes. Others may choose to live in cozy beachside cottages that provide sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.

What to Love

  • Beautiful beaches
  • Wonderful weather all year long
  • Stellar school system
  • Excellent restaurants

People & Lifestyle

Thanks to Santa Barbara’s high quality of life, residents enjoy healthy lifestyles and habits, from soaking up the sun on the beautiful beaches to hiking along pleasant trails.

Santa Barbara is an excellent place to raise a family due to the amazing local schools and ample entertainment opportunities. Frequent business travelers also love the area for its proximity to the airport and train stations, which makes commutes a breeze! 

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

Santa Barbara is known for its excellent restaurants, ranging from the authentic Mexican cuisine at Los Agaves to artisanal meals served up at The Lark. Spanish restaurant Loquita is also popular for its deliciously authentic Spanish fare—and craft cocktails, of course! For entertainment, locals love spending a fun evening at the Santa Barbara Bowl to take in an outdoor concert under the stars.

Things to Do

Santa Barbara is home to an incredibly healthy population that’s passionate about exercise. There are plenty of opportunities to breathe in the ocean air while getting a great workout, from bike rides or runs along Cabrillo Road to sunny strolls along Hendry’s Beach. Play an exhilarating round of golf at the famed Sandpiper Golf Club, which offers sweeping sunset views. Visit over 500 fascinating animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo, or pack a picnic to enjoy the stunning beauty of Mission Park and Rose Garden.

Schools

Santa Barbara is known for its excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Cold Spring Elementary School: Public, K-6, rated as the best public elementary school in Santa Barbara County
  • Santa Barbara Senior High School: Public, 9-12
  • Providence School: Private K-12 Christian school
  • Garden Street Academy: Private K-12 independent school

Other neighborhoods you might want to check out

• Montecito
• Hope Ranch
• Goleta
• Carpinteria
• Summerland
• Santa Ynez Valley

Featured Santa Barbara Neighborhoods

Demographics and Employment Data for Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara has 42,389 households, with an average household size of 2. 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. 103,431 people call Santa Barbara home. The population density is 2,125.03 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

103,431

Total Population

High

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

39.6

Median Age

49.44 / 50.56%

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
42,389

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$52,238.4

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

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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Middle Schools ()
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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
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Harding University Partnership
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Alta Vista Alternative Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 9th
No rating available
Sunrise Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
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
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
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Monte Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
El Montecito School San Roque
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Bishop Garcia Diego High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Alta Vista Alternative High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Olive Grove Charter - Santa Barbara
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5

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