Santa Maria demographics profile

StatisticSanta MariaCaliforniaNational
Population103,64238,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,54923291
Median age29.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1857%46%43%
Speak English35%56%79%
Speak Spanish59%29%13%
Santa Maria, CA has a population of 103,642 and is the 295th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,549 per sq mi which is 1858% higher than the California average and 4921% higher than the national average. The median age in Santa Maria is 29 which is approximately 18% lower than the California average of 36. In Santa Maria, 53% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 35% speak English and 59% speak Spanish. 55% of Santa Maria residents were born in California, 10% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 35% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Santa Maria is 1858% higher than California.
  • The median age in Santa Maria is 18% lower than California.
  • In Santa Maria 70.56% of the population is White.
  • In Santa Maria 1.53% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Santa Maria 5.42% of the population is Asian.

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Santa Maria population breakdown by race

RaceSanta MariaCaliforniaNational
White70.56%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American1.53%5.85%12.63%
Asian5.42%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.57%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.14%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race2.65%4.62%3.06%
Other race19.12%13.28%4.75%
In Santa Maria, 73.4% 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 Maria, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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