santa barbara County, California 

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Population

442,996

+6.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.6%

Median Income

$63,409

Median Home Price

$595,500

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Best Places to Live in santa barbara County, 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 Barbara County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

santa barbara, 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

Country: United States
State: California
County: Santa Barbara County
Metro Area: Santa_Maria-Santa_Barbara
Political Ideology: Very liberal
City: Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, 26 total
Zip Codes: 93117, 93458, 93436, 93455, 93454, 93101, 93105, 93103, 93111, 93110, 23 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 238 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
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 48.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Santa Barbara County'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 Barbara County's population is 442,996 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Santa Barbara County is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.5%.

SCHOOLS
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



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Housing Market in santa barbara

It's a good time to buy in Santa Barbara. Home Appreciation is up 3.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Santa Barbara is .

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ZIP CODES IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
93117, 93458, 93436, 93455, 93454, 93101, 93105, 93103, 93111, 93110, 23 total

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