Santa Barbara County , California

Santa Barbara County: County in southern California, United States

Santa Barbara County locator map
Location of Santa Barbara County on California map.

About

Santa Barbara County is a county located in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 423,895 and a population density of 43 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 444,766 inhabitants. Its county seat is Santa Barbara. The county was created 171 years ago in 1849.

Seal of Santa Barbara County  California seal image
Seal of Santa Barbara County California
Seal of Santa Barbara County  California seal image

Geography

Santa Barbara County is located at 34°32'18"N 120°1'51"W (34.5383400, -120.0307800). It has 2 neighbors: San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County.

Santa Barbara County map

The largest city of Santa Barbara County is Santa Barbara with a population of 90,254. Other cities include, Lompoc population 42,253, Goleta population 32,629, Isla Vista population 23,096 and Carpinteria population 13,228. See all Santa Barbara County cities & populated places.

Weather

Santa Barbara County forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. more

Santa Barbara County Quick Facts

Population : 444,766 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
Area : 9814 km2
Water as percent of area : 27.82%
Land as percent of area : 72.18%
Named for : Santa Barbara
Altitude : 2,041 feet / 622 meters
Capital : Santa Barbara
Establishment : January 01, 1850
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone
Local time : 11:54:49 (17th October 2021)
Density : 45 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.69% (2010-2020)
Weather : 59℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather

Santa Barbara County has 2 neighbours.

  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Maria

Demographics

The population of Santa Barbara County increased by 4.69% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 423,895 - census
2011 425,453 0.37% estimation process
2012 429,699 0.99% estimation process
2013 434,601 1.13% estimation process
2014 439,045 1.01% estimation process
2015 442,229 0.72% estimation process
2016 444,340 0.48% estimation process
2017 445,298 0.22% estimation process
2018 445,780 0.11% estimation process
2019 446,499 0.16% estimation process
2020 444,766 -0.39% estimation process

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People born in Santa Barbara County (3)

People born in Santa Barbara County, including surfer Schuyler McFerran, basketball player Kenny Heitz, author of children's books Jennifer L. Holm, you can see a list of people who born in Santa Barbara County.

Other places with the same name (1)

Santa Barbara County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Santa Barbara County.

City Name Population Title
Santa Barbara 90,254 City in California, United States
Lompoc 42,253 City in southern California, U.
Orcutt 35,262 Census designated place
Goleta 32,629 City in Santa Barbara County, California, United States
Isla Vista 23,096 California
Carpinteria 13,228 City in California
Montecito 8,965 Unincorporated census-designated place in Santa Barbara County, California
Guadalupe 8,140 City in Santa Barbara County, California
Vandenberg Village 6,497 Census-designated place in Santa Barbara County, California
Solvang 5,556 City in Santa Barbara County, California, United States of America
Buellton 5,449 City in Santa Barbara County, California
Santa Ynez 4,418 Town in Santa Barbara County, California, United States
Mission Canyon 2,381 Census-designated place in Santa Barbara County, California
Toro Canyon 1,508 Census-designated place in Santa Barbara County, California

California Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Los Angeles County 9,943,046 County in California, United States of America
Los Angeles 3,970,219 County seat of Los Angeles County, California; second largest city in the United States by population
San Diego County 3,332,427 San Diego County, founded in 1850, is one of 58 counties in the US state of California.
Orange County 3,166,857 County in California, United States
Riverside County 2,489,188 County in California, United States
San Bernardino County 2,189,183 County in California, United States
Santa Clara County 1,907,105 County in California, United States
Alameda County 1,662,323 County in California, United States
Sacramento County 1,559,146 County in California, United States
San Diego 1,422,420 City in San Diego County, California, United States, eighth largest city in the country by population
Laguna 1,370,232 Former census-designated place
Contra Costa County 1,152,333 County in California, United States
San Jose 1,013,616 County seat of Santa Clara County, California; tenth largest city in the United States by population
Fresno County 1,000,918 County in California, United States
Kern County 901,362
San Francisco County 866,606 County, coextensive with the city of San Francisco, California, United States