Santa Barbara employment information

IndexSanta BarbaraCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$37,692$29,906$28,555
Median household income$65,916$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$106,549$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$48,062$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$33,506$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$26,763$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate4.6%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level15.1%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Santa Barbara is 32% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Santa Barbara is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Santa Barbara is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Santa Barbara is 3% lower than the national average.

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Santa Barbara median earnings by income bracket

Santa Barbara employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.5%0.6%
Manufacturing sector7.4%1.5%
Financial & insurance services3.0%3.8%
Wholesale & retail services11.3%13.2%
Public administration3.0%3.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.5%0.7%
Education, health & social services12.6%32.6%

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Montecito, CA9,444$130,129143%
Mission Canyon, CA2,531$112,717111%
Summerland, CA1,575$89,05067%
Goleta, CA30,333$75,76642%
Toro Canyon, CA1,476$72,50036%
Santa Barbara, CA89,669$65,91623%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Sandy, UT89,521$78,04846%
Allen, TX89,845$102,12091%
Toms River, NJ89,459$73,32137%
Lawrence, KS90,194$46,92912%
League City, TX88,979$90,97270%
Santa Barbara, CA89,669$65,91623%
Source: The Santa Barbara, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.