Most Expensive Santa Barbara Neighborhoods
Santa Barbara is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 91,196 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Santa Barbara is the 82nd largest community in California.
Santa Barbara home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Santa Barbara real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Santa Barbara is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Santa Barbara is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Barbara who work in management occupations (11.63%), office and administrative support (10.87%) and sales jobs (10.63%).
Also of interest is that Santa Barbara has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing that you will notice about Santa Barbara is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Santa Barbara a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Santa Barbara is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Santa Barbara spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.43 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Santa Barbara is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Santa Barbara, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The citizens of Santa Barbara are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.10% of adults in Santa Barbara have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Santa Barbara in 2010 was $37,692, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,768 for a family of four. However, Santa Barbara contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Santa Barbara is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Santa Barbara home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Santa Barbara residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Santa Barbara also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 40.41% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Santa Barbara include German, English, Irish, Italian, French and Scottish.
In addition, Santa Barbara has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.93%).
The most common language spoken in Santa Barbara is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|SANTA BARBARA INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||34,522|
|SANTA BARBARA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||39.41%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||60.59%|
|TYPE OF SANTA BARBARA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||46.20%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||9.38%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||14.74%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||28.53%|
|SIZE OF SANTA BARBARA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.30%|
|AGE OF SANTA BARBARA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.13%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||32.35%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||44.26%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||18.26%|
|SANTA BARBARA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,118,745|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,896|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $67,000||2.16%|
|$67,001 - $134,000||1.14%|
|$134,001 - $269,000||1.72%|
|$269,001 - $403,000||3.06%|
|$403,001 - $538,000||3.11%|
|$538,001 - $672,000||5.63%|
|$672,001 - $1,008,000||23.41%|
|$1,008,001 - $1,344,000||27.97%|
|PEOPLE OF SANTA BARBARA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.21%|
|5 TO 17||12.85%|
|18 TO 24||12.87%|
|25 TO 34||16.37%|
|35 TO 54||24.50%|
|55 TO 64||11.92%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||15.28%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||83.87%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$65,916|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$37,692|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||15.10%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Accommodation (12.47%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (10.02%)
Public Service (3.16%)
Real estate (3.00%)
Information Technology (2.25%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.29%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.50%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.14%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||16.41%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.54%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||40.41%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (10.95%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (61.30%)
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