Santa Maria, California

Santa Maria: The third most populous city in Santa Barbara County, California. It is located on the Pacific Ocean in central California. Santa Maria is known for its many beaches, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Santa Maria Museum of Art and the Guadalupe River Park.

About

Santa Maria is a city located in the county of Los Angeles in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 99,553. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 105,851 inhabitants.

The city was created 150 years ago in 1873.

Santa Maria is a city located along the Central Coast of California in Santa Barbara County. With over 105,000 residents, it is the most populous city in the county.

Agriculture and Industry

Santa Maria has a strong agricultural heritage centered around strawberries, wine grapes, and livestock. Food processing, energy, aerospace, and technology are also major industries. The economy is diverse and steadily growing.

Geography

The city spans the Santa Maria Valley which sits between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The temperate climate enables year-round agricultural production. Santa Maria contains river natural areas.

Attractions

Popular attractions include the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, Central Coast Wine Country, Historic Downtown, and beaches. The Santa Maria Fairpark hosts events and performances.

Community

Santa Maria prides itself on friendly residents, excellent schools, diversity, and community spirit. The city offers festivals, farmers markets, and community programs that bring people together.

Real Estate

Housing ranges from affordable apartments and condos to custom single-family homes. Cost of living is lower than other coastal California areas while located near beaches and wineries. Santa Maria offers a high quality of life.

Santa Maria locator map
Location of Santa Maria on California map.

Quick Facts about Santa Maria

Population : 105,851 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Los Angeles County
Postal code : 93454
Phone Area Codes : 805
Water as percent of area : 2.73%
Land as percent of area : 97.27%
Altitude : 712 feet / 217 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1874 (150 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−08:00
Local time : 19:43:37 (2nd March 2024)
Population growth : 5.95% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Santa Maria is located at 34°7'53"N 118°34'28"W (34.1314000, -118.5745300).

Santa Maria map

Demographics

The population of Santa Maria increased by 5.95% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 99,553 - census
2011 100,293 0.74% estimation process
2012 101,116 0.81% estimation process
2013 102,057 0.92% estimation process
2014 103,021 0.94% estimation process
2015 104,462 1.38% estimation process
2016 105,811 1.27% estimation process
2017 106,298 0.46% estimation process
2018 107,218 0.86% estimation process
2019 107,263 0.04% estimation process
2020 105,851 -1.33% estimation process

Santa Maria zip code is 93454. County name: Santa Barbara, County fips: 06083

Where ot Eat in Santa Maria

1 Starbucks

Rating: 4.3 (354)

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Starbucks

Where to Stay in Santa Maria

1 Santa Maria Inn

Rating: 4.2 (1493)

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Santa Maria Inn

2 Best Western Plus Big America

Rating: 4.3 (1034)

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Best Western Plus Big America

3 Radisson Hotel Santa Maria

Rating: 4.2 (979)

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Radisson Hotel Santa Maria

4 Motel 6 Santa Maria, CA

Rating: 3.5 (956)

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Motel 6 Santa Maria, CA

5 Holiday Inn & Suites Santa Maria, an IHG Hotel

Rating: 4 (882)

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Holiday Inn & Suites Santa Maria, an IHG Hotel

Other Places in Santa Maria

1 Santa Barbara Marriage License

Rating: 3.3 (9)

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2 City of Santa Maria City Hall

Rating: 3.6 (8)

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City of Santa Maria City Hall

3 City of Santa Maria Utilities Department

Rating: 2.3 (3)

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City of Santa Maria Utilities Department

4 Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner's Office

Rating: 1 (2)

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5 Code Enforcement

Rating: 1 (1)

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6 City Manager's Office

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7 Santa Maria City Attorney

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8 City of Santa Maria - Finance Department

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People born in Santa Maria (47)

People born in Santa Maria, including Blind paralympics competitor, Athletics competitor, long distance runner, heptathlete, sprinter, jumper, thrower Marla Runyan, music promoter Chet Helms, basketball player John Rudometkin, .

List

  • Christina Speer (American volleyball player) she was born in 29/06/1987
  • Jerry Fuller (American musician (1929-)) he was born in 15/03/1929
  • Alejandro Patino (American actor) he was born in 01/01/1953
  • Curt Bisquera (American musician) he was born in 03/01/1964
  • Robin Ventura (baseball player and manager from the United States) he was born in 14/07/1967
  • Evan Patak (volleyball player) he was born in 23/06/1984
  • Jason Manuel Olazabal (American actor) he was born in 14/10/1973
  • Lawrence Wilson (American football linebacker) he was born in 16/11/1987
  • Seth Tarver (American basketball player) he was born in 01/07/1988
  • A. Wallace Tashima (American judge) he was born in 24/06/1934
  • Abel Maldonado (American politician) he was born in 21/08/1967
  • Blaine Johnson (American racing driver) he was born in 22/05/1962
  • David G. Armstrong (American podiatric surgeon and researcher) he was born in 18/02/1969
  • Donald S. Runels (American naval officer) he was born in 08/07/1904
  • Doug Bernier (baseball infielder in the Minnesota Twins organization) he was born in 24/06/1980
  • Hank Cheyne (American actor) he was born in 13/08/1958
  • Harrell Fletcher (American social practice and relational aesthetics artist and professor) he was born in 01/01/1967
  • Inga Muscio (American writer) she was born in 01/01/1966

Schools in Santa Maria

College & universities near Santa Maria, CA

Code Name City ZIP
368771 Hypnosis Motivation Institute Tarzana (CA) 91356-4159
117706 Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills (CA) 91371-0002
112570 Columbia College Hollywood Tarzana (CA) 91356-1411
384245 United Education Institute-Encino Encino (CA) 91316-1951
447713 California Career College Canoga Park (CA) 91303-2006

Stations (40)

Amtrak & bus stations near Santa Maria, CA

Code Name Address Type
WES Westwood-UCLA, CA 592 Gayley Ave. BUS
CWT Chatsworth station 10040 Old Depot Plaza Road RAIL
VNC Van Nuys station 7724 Van Nuys Blvd. RAIL
SIM Simi Valley 5050 Los Angeles Avenue RAIL
BUR Burbank Airport–South station 3750 Empire Avenue RAIL

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Distance to Other Cities

Santa Maria distances to largest California cities