Santa Maria, California 

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Population

104,791

+10.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

11.6%

Median Income

$50,753

Median Home Price

$383,600

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Best Places to Live in Santa Maria, California

Small-city complex/College town - Central California coast, 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles. August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Santa Maria, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Santa Maria, CA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Year-round climate
Coastline
Small-town atmosphere
Cons
Cost of living
Home prices
Economy


What Bert Has To Say About Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area

The three major cities in Santa Barbara County, two named in the metro area, and the other one, Lompoc, no longer in the name, offer a highly contrasting set of places to live. Coastal Santa Barbara is the center of the “California Riviera”—an area of mild climate, beautiful coastline, Mediterranean architecture, laid-back ambience, and affluence. The University of California at Santa Barbara, about 10 miles north, brings a college town element without dominating town life.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: California
County: Santa Barbara County
Metro Area: Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area
Political Ideology: Strongly liberal
City: Santa Maria
Zip Codes: 93458 93454
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 238 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Santa Maria is 11.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Maria jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Maria's cost of living is 19.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Santa Maria's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Santa Barbara county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 64.5% to 32.6%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Santa Maria's population is 104,791 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 10.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Santa Maria is Real Estate: $383,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.3%.

SCHOOLS
Santa Maria public schools spend $8,015 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 25.7 students per teacher in Santa Maria. More Education



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Housing Market in Santa Maria

It's a good time to buy in Santa Maria. Home Appreciation is up 4.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Santa Maria is $383,600.

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Reviews for Santa Maria   13 Reviews
Orcutt Instead - 1/13/2019
I live in Orcutt which is a town of around 35,000 on the south side of Santa Maria. Santa Maria has, as everyone has noted, the best climate in the world. It never... Read More

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Santa Maria Can't Be Defined - 11/27/2009
I have lived in Santa Maria / Orcutt for several years, but it is time to leave. I have no issues with the weather. Our climate is mild and comfortable with no extremes.... Read More

Unpredictable weather with no extremes. - 5/23/2009
The weather is very mild without a huge temperature change with the seasons. The winters are chilly but not cold and the summers are warm but not hot. Of course there... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA
93458 93454

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