Santa Barbara Population By Year

Population Graph For Santa Barbara, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2021 88,255 391 -0.5%
2020 88,695 387 0.0%
2010 88,410 335 -0.1%
2000 89,573 282 0.5%
1990 85,489 253

Santa Barbara Population Facts

What is the current population of Santa Barbara?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Santa Barbara is 88,255. Santa Barbara, California is the 391st largest city in the US.

What county is Santa Barbara, California in?

Santa Barbara is located entirely in Santa Barbara County.

What is the size of Santa Barbara, California in square miles?

Santa Barbara has an area of 19.5 square miles.

What was the peak population of Santa Barbara?

The peak population of Santa Barbara was in 2000, when its population was 89,573. In 2000, Santa Barbara was the 282nd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 391st largest city in the US. Santa Barbara is currently 1.5% smaller than it was in 2000.

How quickly is Santa Barbara shrinking?

Santa Barbara has shrunk 1.4% since the year 2000. Santa Barbara, California's growth is extremely below average. 90% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Santa Barbara, California?

Santa Barbara has a population density of 4,541.3 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
375 Santa Monica 91,105 7.9%
379 Hemet 90,436 52.2%
380 Indio 90,416 79.6%
381 Westminster 90,195 2.2%
384 Merced 89,308 38.1%
387 San Leandro 88,868 11.4%
391 Santa Barbara 88,255 -1.4%
395 Citrus Heights 87,402 2.3%
396 San Ramon 86,947 93.5%
399 Livermore 86,803 17.3%
406 Hawthorne 86,091 2.2%
407 Manteca 85,792 70.1%
408 Lake Forest 85,742 12.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
385 Bloomington, Minnesota 89,298 4.8%
386 Champaign, Illinois 89,114 26.4%
387 San Leandro, California 88,868 11.4%
388 Greenville, North Carolina 88,728 41.3%
389 Waukegan, Illinois 88,614 0.2%
390 Lawrence, Massachusetts 88,508 22.6%
391 Santa Barbara, California 88,255 -1.4%
392 Santa Fe, New Mexico 88,193 39.3%
393 Springdale, Arkansas 87,609 83.0%
394 Newton, Massachusetts 87,453 4.3%
395 Citrus Heights, California 87,402 2.3%
396 San Ramon, California 86,947 93.5%
397 Bryan, Texas 86,866 31.7%

Santa Barbara Demographics

What is the voting age population of Santa Barbara, California?

The total voting age population of Santa Barbara, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 63,595. The voting age population is 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

What percentage of Santa Barbara, California residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 18.7% of the residents of Santa Barbara are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Santa Barbara, California?

The racial demographics of Santa Barbara are 79.2% White, 11.6% Other, 4.0% Asian, 3.0% Two or more races, 1.5% Black and 0.7% American Indian. Additionally, 37.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Santa Barbara, California residents are below the poverty line?

In Santa Barbara, 12.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 11.5%. On a per-household basis, 6.9% of families are below the poverty line in Santa Barbara.

What percentage of Santa Barbara, California residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 68.3% of Santa Barbara residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Santa Barbara, California residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 85.9% of Santa Barbara residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 49.2% have a bachelor's degree and 20.6% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Santa Barbara, California residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Santa Barbara residents aged 5 and older, 34.6% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 28.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.1% speak an Asian language.

Santa Barbara Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Santa Barbara, California?

The unemployment rate in Santa Barbara is 3.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Santa Barbara, California residents work for the government?

In Santa Barbara, 13.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Santa Barbara, California?

The median household income in Santa Barbara is $76,606.

Santa Barbara Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Santa Barbara, California?

In Santa Barbara, 40.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Santa Barbara, California?

Renters occupy 59.3% of housing units in Santa Barbara.

What percentage of Santa Barbara, California housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Santa Barbara, 20.8% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Santa Barbara, California housing units were built after 2000?

In Santa Barbara, 6.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,700 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Santa Barbara, California?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Santa Barbara is $1,786.

What percentage of households in Santa Barbara, California have broadband internet?

In Santa Barbara, 87.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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