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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Santa Ynez is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Santa Ynez is a town of managers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Ynez who work in management occupations (20.27%), sales jobs (10.94%), and personal care services (9.75%).

Santa Ynez is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

The overall education level of Santa Ynez citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.64% of adults in Santa Ynez have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Santa Ynez in 2010 was $43,511, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $174,044 for a family of four. However, Santa Ynez contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 10.18% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Santa Ynez include German, Irish, Italian, English, and European.

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


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