Santa Barbara employment information

IndexSanta BarbaraCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$38,345$31,458$29,829
Median household income$66,916$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$106,129$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$50,526$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$35,118$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$27,481$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level13.9%15.8%15.1%
The Santa Barbara, CA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Santa Barbara is $38,345, which is 22% higher than than the California average and 29% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $66,916, which is 5% higher than than the California average and 21% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Santa Barbara is 4%, which is 22% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Santa Barbara is 14% which is 8% lower than than the national average.

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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$44,606$66,916$133,832
City
$42,517$63,783$127,566
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Santa Barbara is 29% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Santa Barbara is 21% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Santa Barbara is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Santa Barbara is 8% lower than the national average.

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Santa Barbara median earnings by income bracket

Santa Barbara employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.8%0.7%
Manufacturing sector7.0%2.0%
Financial & insurance services3.3%3.1%
Wholesale & retail services11.8%12.8%
Public administration3.4%3.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.9%0.8%
Education, health & social services13.2%33.9%
Other44.2%38.5%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Montecito, CA9,193$138,872151%
Mission Canyon, CA2,769$137,727149%
Toro Canyon, CA1,714$91,12565%
Goleta, CA30,671$81,39847%
Carpinteria, CA13,553$72,90132%
Santa Barbara, CA90,922$66,91621%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Plantation, FL90,878$67,51022%
Longmont, CO90,719$62,84714%
Sunrise, FL91,177$50,2979%
Redding, CA91,320$44,57319%
Germantown, MD90,494$85,22554%
Santa Barbara, CA90,922$66,91621%
Source: The Santa Barbara, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).