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, Santa Ynez isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Santa Ynez are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Santa Ynez is a town of managers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Ynez who work in management occupations (17.59%), farm management occupations (10.13%), and sales jobs (9.27%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.29% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 is lower than average for the country.

As is often the case in a small town, Santa Ynez doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Santa Ynez citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.50% of adults in Santa Ynez have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Santa Ynez in 2018 was $45,282, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $181,128 for a family of four. However, Santa Ynez contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Santa Ynez is an extremely 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 16.65% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Santa Ynez include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Norwegian.

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


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