Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County, California

PO Box 159
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Phone: (805) 568-2550
Fax: (805) 568-3247

On S coast of CA, northwest of Los Angeles; original county; organized Feb 18, 1850 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the channel named for Saint Barbara

Area (sq mi):: 3789.08 (land 2737.01; water 1052.07) Population per square mile: 146.40
Population 2005: 400,762 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 0.40%; 1990-2000 8.00% Population 2000: 399,347 (White 56.90%; Black or African American 2.30%; Hispanic or Latino 34.20%; Asian 4.10%; Other 20.90%). Foreign born: 21.20%. Median age: 33.40
Income 2000: per capita $23,059; median household $46,677; Population below poverty level: 14.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $32,302-$33,624
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 19.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Santa Barbara County seat (87,370)
  • Santa Maria (83,756)
  • Lompoc (40,908)
  • Goleta (28,181)
  • Carpinteria (13,829)

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    4 near the city of Ventura but has moved northwest into Santa Barbara County.
    The Pacific Surfliner will continue to operate with additional cars to each of its 10 daily trains serving Santa Barbara County, providing more than 2,000 seats to help accommodate increased customer demand due to the continued closure of Highway 101 following landslides near Montecito, Calif.
    The six people were found dead in Santa Barbara County and 50 people had been rescued from the area.
    Santa Barbara County officials confirmed at least five deaths from the storms on Tuesday in that areas hit earlier by devastating wildfires.
    Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County and Ventura County were expected to see the most rain.
    The Sherpa Fire in California grew to about 1,400 acres overnight after forcing authorities to evacuate 400 homes and businesses and to close part of the 101 Freeway, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office and Reuters.
    Global Banking News-February 2, 2015--Union Bank names regional manager for Santa Barbara County
    For generous fruit, look farther inland in Santa Barbara County, plus Paso Robles, Lodi, the Sierra Foothills, inland Sonoma County, and increasingly, Washington's Columbia Valley.
    The CalFresh program in Santa Barbara County currently serves 20,000 residents, 60 percent of them children.
    He showed a picture of a tin-roof shack and quipped that if it were in Montecito, in Santa Barbara County, it would sell for $2 million.
    After 30 years of business ownership, Iris Rideau looked forward to spending peaceful days on her picturesque five-acre estate in California's Santa Barbara County.
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