Santa Ynez, CA


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Santa Ynez is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 4,629 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Santa Ynez is the 527th largest community in California.

Santa Ynez home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Santa Ynez real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Santa Ynez is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Santa Ynez is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Ynez who work in sales jobs (16.98%), management occupations (16.44%), and office and administrative support (14.97%).

Of important note, Santa Ynez is also a town of artists. Santa Ynez has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Santa Ynez’s character.

In addition, Santa Ynez is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Santa Ynez is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Santa Ynez a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Santa Ynez has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Santa Ynez’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.01 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Santa Ynez ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Santa Ynez, 40.99% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Santa Ynez in 2010 was $45,320, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,280 for a family of four.

Santa Ynez is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Santa Ynez home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Santa Ynez residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Santa Ynez also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.75% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Santa Ynez include German, Irish, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Santa Ynez is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hebrew.

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