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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