Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA

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2022 Population
206,499
0.734% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.2
2.03% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.9%
0.219% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$104,348
9.82% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.18M
17% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
95,350
2.17% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA had a population of 206k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $104,348. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA declined from 208,025 to 206,499, a −0.734% decrease and its median household income grew from $95,019 to $104,348, a 9.82% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.6%), Other (Hispanic) (11.5%), White (Hispanic) (10.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.57%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.14%).

30.7% of the households in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.7% of the residents in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA are University of California-Santa Barbara (7,814 degrees awarded in 2022), Santa Barbara City College (3,767 degrees), and Fielding Graduate University (323 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA was $1.18M, and the homeownership rate was 47.9%.

Most people in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA is home to a population of 206k people, from which 88.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.5% of Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA residents were born outside of the country (40.4k people).

In 2022, there were 4.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (115k people) in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.8k Other (Hispanic) and 21.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA are Spanish (41,240 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (5,011 households), and French (Incl. Cajun) (1,773 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
103,991
Women
50.1%
103,715
Men
49.9%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 207,706 inhabitants, with 49.9% men, and 50.1% women.

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Citizenship

88.7%
2022 Citizenship
88.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.7% of Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA was 88.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    115k ± 1.93k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    23.8k ± 1.92k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    21.3k ± 1.72k
31.3%
Hispanic Population
64.7k people

In 2022, there were 4.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (115k people) in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.8k Other (Hispanic) and 21.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

31.3% of the people in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA are hispanic (64.7k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    18,086 ± 3,155 people
  2. China
    3,226 ± 1,384 people
  3. Guatemala
    1,313 ± 887 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 18,086 Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA residents, followed by China with 3,226 and Guatemala with 1,313.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
40.4k people
20%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
41.5k people

As of 2022, 19.5% of Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA residents (40.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA was 20%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    41,240 households (20.9%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    5,011 households (2.54%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    1,773 households (0.898%)

30.7% of the households in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA was Spanish. 20.9% of the households in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,887 ± 421
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,122 ± 304
  3. Korea
    686 ± 174

Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA employs 95.4k people. The largest industries in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (9,672 people), Restaurants & Food Services (8,276 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,939 people), and the highest paying industries are Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers ($351,295), Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($272,626), and Broadcasting (except internet) ($264,583).

Males in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $82,367. The income inequality in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.547, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
46,465
Women
47.3%
51,870
Men
52.7%

The workforce of Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA in 2020 was 98,335 people, with 47.3% woman, and 52.7% men.

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Occupations

95.4k
2022 Value
−2.17%
1 Year decline
± −2.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA declined at a rate of −2.17%, from 97.5k employees to 95.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA, are Postsecondary teachers (3,445 people), Waiters & waitresses (2,423 people), and Software developers (2,316 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

95.4k
2022 Value
−2.17%
1 Year decline
± −2.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA declined at a rate of −2.17%, from 97.5k employees to 95.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (9,672 people), Restaurants & Food Services (8,276 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,939 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA, though some of these residents may live in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,043
Median earning men ± $2,328
$38,589
Median earning women ± $1,803

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($107,574), Information ($93,750), and Manufacturing ($92,823).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($83,847), Manufacturing ($76,292), and Construction ($70,160).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA awarded 12,642 degrees. The student population of Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 18,844 male students and 24,251 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA are White (4,560 and 39.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3,555 and 31.1%), Asian (1,625 and 14.2%), and Two or More Races (852 and 7.46%).

The largest universities in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA by number of degrees awarded are University of California-Santa Barbara (7,814 and 61.8%), Santa Barbara City College (3,767 and 29.8%), and Fielding Graduate University (323 and 2.55%).

The most popular majors in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,437 and 11.4%), Sociology (772 and 6.11%), and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (679 and 5.37%).

The median tuition costs in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA are $33,330 for private four year colleges, and $11,564 and $41,636 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 27%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 43,095 (43.7% men and 56.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 43,095 students enrolled in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA, 43.7% men and 56.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 15,410 records, of which 57.5% were women and 42.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 456 degrees awarded
  2. 684 degrees awarded
  3. 656 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA was Experimental Psychology with 456 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,814 degrees awarded
  2. 3,767 degrees awarded
  3. 323 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of California-Santa Barbara with 7,814 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,167 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA, which is 0.691 times less than the 7,475 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,560 degrees mean that there were 1.28 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3,555 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($33,330) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,053) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.21% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA in 2022 were Some college (50.6k), Bachelors Degree (45k), and Graduate Degree (29.6k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA was $1.18M in 2022, which is 4.18 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $1.01M to $1.18M, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA is 47.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA is $104,348. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA was Santa Clara County (Southwest)--Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $222,873, followed by Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Palo Alto City & Los Altos Hills Town PUMA, CA and Contra Costa County (South)--San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA, with respective values of $206,924 and $199,849.

Property

$1.18M
Median Property Value 2022
±$22,685
$36,095
Median Property Taxes
±$1,080

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Rent vs Own

47.9%
Homeownership
2022
70.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47.9% of the housing units in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 48%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA was Santa Clara County (Southwest)--Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $222,873, followed by Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Palo Alto City & Los Altos Hills Town PUMA, CA and Contra Costa County (South)--San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA, with respective values of $206,924 and $199,849.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$104,348
Median Household Income
± $3,257
75.3k
Number of Households
± 2,053

In 2022, the median household income of the 75.3k households in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA grew to $104,348 from the previous year's value of $95,019.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

0.547
2022 Wage GINI in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA
0.552
2021 Wage GINI in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA

In 2022, the income inequality in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA was 0.547 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.773% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (60.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.5%)
  3. Carpooled (8.84%)

In 2022, 60.9% of workers in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.5%) and those who carpooled to work (8.84%).

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Commute Time

17.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA (28.5k out of 192k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.9% of the population of Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 0.535% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in California see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1254 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1132 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 244 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1,254 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.1% under 18 years, 30.9% between 18 and 34 years, 31.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.15%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
13.1%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
16.8%
Non-Group
0.535%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Barbara County--South Coast Region PUMA, CA declined by 6.15% from 7.62% to 7.15%.

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