Santa Barbara employment information

IndexSanta BarbaraCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$36,905$29,551$28,051
Median household income$63,758$61,400$53,046
Median income owner occupied$98,384$82,899$67,062
Median income renter occupied$49,789$41,062$32,212
Median earnings male$34,737$35,964$35,771
Median earnings female$27,491$26,617$25,299
Unemployment rate4.7%7.1%6.0%
Poverty level14.7%15.3%14.9%

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Santa Barbara is 32% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Santa Barbara is 20% 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 1% lower than the national average.
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Santa Barbara median earnings by income bracket

Santa Barbara employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.7%0.5%
Manufacturing sector6.7%2.6%
Financial & insurance services2.8%4.3%
Wholesale & retail services12.6%10.5%
Public administration2.4%3.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.6%0.7%
Education, health & social services13.7%32.3%
Other44.5%40.3%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Montecito, CA8,540$113,558114%
Toro Canyon, CA1,422$104,75097%
Summerland, CA1,462$102,34093%
Mission Canyon, CA2,100$86,06162%
Goleta, CA29,862$73,04638%
Santa Barbara, CA88,572$63,75820%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Miami Beach, FL88,628$43,32118%
Orem, UT88,820$52,8760%
Waukegan, IL88,982$46,25613%
Fall River, MA89,049$34,43735%
Toms River, NJ89,095$72,46537%
Santa Barbara, CA88,572$63,75820%
Source: The Santa Barbara, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.