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 88.40% 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 management occupations (17.60%), sales jobs (14.30%), and office and administrative support (13.85%).
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.
Also of interest is that Santa Ynez has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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.
One of the benefits of Santa Ynez is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.05 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The citizens of Santa Ynez are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.46% of adults in Santa Ynez have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Santa Ynez in 2010 was $43,990, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,960 for a family of four.
Santa Ynez is a somewhat 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 15.79% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Santa Ynez include English, Irish, Italian, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Santa Ynez is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hebrew.