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Overview
Population:423,895
Pop. Change:6%
State: California
Metro Area:Santa_Barbara-Santa_Maria
County:Santa Barbara County
City:Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, ... 26 more
Zip Code:93458, 93436, ... 25 more
Real Estate:For Sale
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Santa Barbara's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Interesting Facts about Santa_Barbara County

As of 2012, Santa Barbara County's population is 423,895 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.15 percent.

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The median home cost in Santa Barbara County is $354,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.40 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Barbara County's cost of living is 46.30% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Santa Barbara County public schools spend $5,434 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,691. There are about 19.4 students per teacher in Santa Barbara County.

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The unemployment rate in Santa Barbara County is 8.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 8.60%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Barbara County jobs have Increased by 0.23 percent.


Ranked #4 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #10 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #10 America’s Best Cities for Foodies
Ranked #11 Most Competitive Public Colleges
Ranked #37 Best Green Cities
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Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 28 minutes.

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Santa Barbara County's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes