The unemployment rate in Santa Barbara County is 6.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Barbara County jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Barbara County's cost of living is 54.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Santa Barbara County, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather
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In the last Presidential election, Santa Barbara county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 64.5% to 32.6%. More Voting Stats
Santa Barbara County's population is 447,651 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.5%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 19.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Santa Barbara County is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.8%.
Santa Barbara County public schools spend $10,614 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 21.9 students per teacher in Santa Barbara County. More Education