Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2022 Population
105,087
1.28% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.3
0.811% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.4%
3.47% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$83,175
8.32% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$499,000
12.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA had a population of 105k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $83,175. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA declined from 106,452 to 105,087, a −1.28% decrease and its median household income grew from $76,783 to $83,175, a 8.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (40.6%), White (Hispanic) (19.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (15.4%), Other (Hispanic) (13.2%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.03%).

38.7% of the households in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

87.9% of the residents in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA was $499,000, and the homeownership rate was 59%.

Most people in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA is home to a population of 105k people, from which 87.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.1% of Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA residents were born outside of the country (21.1k people).

In 2022, there were 2.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.7k people) in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.4k White (Hispanic) and 16.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA are Spanish (33,412 households), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (1,008 households), and Other & Unspecified Languages (414 households).

Citizenship

87.9%
2022 Citizenship
87.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.9% of Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA was 87.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    42.7k ± 1.62k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    20.4k ± 2.46k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    16.2k ± 2k
49.9%
Hispanic Population
52.4k people

In 2022, there were 2.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.7k people) in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.4k White (Hispanic) and 16.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

49.9% of the people in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA are hispanic (52.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

20.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
21.1k people
20.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
21.7k people

As of 2022, 20.1% of Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA residents (21.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA was 20.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    33,412 households (33.8%)
  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    1,008 households (1.02%)
  3. Other & Unspecified Languages
    414 households (0.419%)

38.7% of the households in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA was Spanish. 33.8% of the households in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,162 ± 286
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,498 ± 261
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    893 ± 218

Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA employs 44.8k people. The largest industries in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA are Construction (2,833 people), Farming (2,645 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,549 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($203,913), Legal services ($177,050), and Administration of economic programs & space research ($168,883).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
19,913
Women
44.8%
24,517
Men
55.2%

The workforce of Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA in 2020 was 44,430 people, with 44.8% woman, and 55.2% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA.

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Occupations

44.8k
2022 Value
−1.07%
1 Year decline
± −1.07%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA declined at a rate of −1.07%, from 45.3k employees to 44.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA, are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,755 people), Janitors & building cleaners (1,201 people), and Retail salespersons (1,133 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

44.8k
2022 Value
−1.07%
1 Year decline
± −1.07%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA declined at a rate of −1.07%, from 45.3k employees to 44.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA, are Construction (2,833 people), Farming (2,645 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,549 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA, though some of these residents may live in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,845
Median earning men ± $2,608
$34,038
Median earning women ± $1,746

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($111,555), Public Administration ($84,924), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,057).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($59,792), Public Administration ($58,676), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,094).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 2.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.09% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA in 2022 were Some college (20.6k), High School or Equivalent (19.3k), and Primary Education (14.9k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA was $499,000 in 2022, which is 1.77 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $444,300 to $499,000, a 12.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA is 59%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA is $83,175. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA was Santa Clara County (Southwest)--Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $222,873, followed by Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Palo Alto City & Los Altos Hills Town PUMA, CA and Contra Costa County (South)--San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA, with respective values of $206,924 and $199,849.

Property

$499,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,824
$20,706
Median Property Taxes
±$934

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59%
Homeownership
2022
73.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59% of the housing units in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA was Santa Clara County (Southwest)--Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $222,873, followed by Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Palo Alto City & Los Altos Hills Town PUMA, CA and Contra Costa County (South)--San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA, with respective values of $206,924 and $199,849.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$83,175
Median Household Income
± $2,872
35.1k
Number of Households
± 1,466

In 2022, the median household income of the 35.1k households in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA grew to $83,175 from the previous year's value of $76,783.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.483
2022 Wage GINI in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA

In 2022, the income inequality in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.64% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.8%)
  2. Carpooled (12.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.81%)

In 2022, 70.8% of workers in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.5%) and those who worked at home (9.81%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA have a shorter commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.24% of the workforce in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA (12.6k out of 101k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.5% of the population of Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA has health coverage, with 37.7% on employee plans, 25.8% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 3.29% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in California see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1254 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1132 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 244 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1,254 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in California in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.7% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.47%
Uninsured
37.7%
Employer Coverage
25.8%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
3.29%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA declined by 3.45% from 9.81% to 9.47%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Santa Barbara County (North)--Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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