Santa Barbara demographics profile

StatisticSanta BarbaraCaliforniaNational
Population90,92238,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,66523291
Median age37.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1841%46%43%
Speak English63%56%79%
Speak Spanish29%29%13%
Santa Barbara, CA has a population of 90,922 and is the 358th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,665 per sq mi which is 1907% higher than the California average and 5049% higher than the national average. The median age in Santa Barbara is 38 which is approximately 5% higher than the California average of 36. In Santa Barbara, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 63% speak English and 29% speak Spanish. 51% of Santa Barbara residents were born in California, 23% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 24% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Santa Barbara is 1907% higher than California.
  • The median age in Santa Barbara is 5% higher than California.
  • In Santa Barbara 77.52% of the population is White.
  • In Santa Barbara 1.53% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Santa Barbara 3.77% of the population is Asian.

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Santa Barbara population breakdown by race

RaceSanta BarbaraCaliforniaNational
White77.52%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American1.53%5.85%12.63%
Asian3.77%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.74%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.15%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race3.62%4.62%3.06%
Other race12.67%13.28%4.75%
In Santa Barbara, 38.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Santa Barbara, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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