Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, CA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Santa Ynez Valley?

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There are 31,044 residents in Santa Ynez Valley, with a median age of 50. Of this, 48.52% are males and 51.48% are females. US-born citizens make up 84.07% of the resident pool in Santa Ynez Valley, while non-US-born citizens account for 8.76%. Additionally, 7.17% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 26,756 people in Santa Ynez Valley currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 31,044 -1.6%
Male Population 15,061 -0.6%
Female Population 15,982 -2.5%
Male population 48.52%
Female population 51.48%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 50 8.7%
Citizen US Born 26,098 -2.2%
Citizen not US Born 2,719 -0.5%
Not Citizen 2,226 4.8%
Citizen US Born 84.07%
Citizen not US Born 8.76%
Not Citizen 7.17%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 267 14.1%
Moved from Same County 2,299 -2.5%
Moved from Same State 766 7.4%
Moved from Different State 665 -5.3%
Same House as Last Year 26,756 -1.9%
Moved from Abroad 0.87%
Moved from Same County 7.48%
Moved from Same State 2.49%
Moved from Different State 2.16%
Same House as Last Year 87%

What are the employment statistics in Santa Ynez Valley?

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White-collar workers make up 85.9% of the working population in Santa Ynez Valley, while blue-collar employees account for 14.1%. There are also 3,204 entrepreneurs in Santa Ynez Valley (20.96% of the workforce); 8,505 workers employed in private companies (55.63%); and 2,115 people working in governmental institutions (13.83%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 13,132 -3.2%
Blue Collar 2,156 -1.3%
White Collar 85.9%
Blue Collar 14.1%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 3,204 -0.9%
Private Companies 8,505 -5.3%
Governmental Workers 2,115 8.3%
Not for Profit Companies 1,464 -7.3%
Self Employees 20.96%
Private Companies 55.63%
Governmental Workers 13.83%
Not for Profit Companies 9.58%

How many households are there in Santa Ynez Valley?

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There are a total of 12,469 households in Santa Ynez Valley, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 63.5% of these Santa Ynez Valley households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.51%. Additionally, 22.66% of households have children and 77.34% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 12,469 -1.7%
Average People Per Household 2 -3.7%
Family Households 7,918 -2.0%
Non-family Households 4,552 -1.2%
Family Households 63.5%
Non-family Households 36.51%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 2,826 -0.3%
Households without Children 9,644 -2.1%
Households with Children 22.66%
Households without Children 77.34%

What are the median and average incomes in Santa Ynez Valley?

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The average annual household income in Santa Ynez Valley is $148,692, while the median household income sits at $126,323 per year.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $148,692 18.4%
Median Household Income $126,323 14.5%
People below Poverty Level 2,439 6.1%
People above Poverty Level 27,923 -2.2%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Santa Ynez Valley?

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There are 13,778 housing units in Santa Ynez Valley, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1982. Of the 12,469 occupied housing units in Santa Ynez Valley, 61.45% are owner-occupied, while 38.55% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 61.04% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $1,104,250. In general, housing costs reach $2,150 per month in Santa Ynez Valley.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 13,778 -0.8%
Median Year Built 1982 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 1,065 2.7%
Built between 1940 and 1949 719 7.6%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,471 -9.0%
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,982 -7.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 2,697 6.1%
Built between 1980 and 1989 2,478 -3.7%
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,713 5.2%
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,067 -11.8%
Built between 2010 and 2019 566 18.7%
Built in 2020 or Later 19 850.0%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 12,469 -1.7%
Owner Occupied 7,662 -3.1%
Renter Occupied 4,807 0.5%
Owner Occupied 61.45%
Renter Occupied 38.55%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 4,677 -7.8%
Without Mortgage 2,985 5.4%
Median Value with Mortgage $1,104,250 22.1%
Median Value without Mortgage $999,600 12.5%
Median Housing Costs per Month $2,150 4.1%
With Mortgage 61.04%
Without Mortgage 38.96%

What is the level of education in Santa Ynez Valley?

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Approximately 18.59% of the population in Santa Ynez Valley holds a high school degree (that's 5,034 residents), while 26.91% have attained a college certificate (7,289 locals) and 25.7% have a bachelor's degree (6,962 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 759 7.5%
Some High School 5,034 -1.8%
Some College 7,289 1.5%
Associate Degree 2,290 5.6%
Bachelor's Degree 6,962 -4.1%
Graduate Degree 4,752 3.4%
No High School 2.8%
Some High School 18.59%
Some College 26.91%
Associate Degree 8.45%
Bachelor's Degree 25.7%
Graduate Degree 17.54%

What is the marital status of Santa Ynez Valley residents?

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A total of 7,469 people in Santa Ynez Valley have never been married (which represents 27.62% of the total population), while 14,364 of them are wedded (53.12%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 231 (0.85%) and 3,345 (12.37%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 7,469 3.8%
Married 14,364 -2.4%
Separated 231 30.5%
Widowed 1,631 -2.7%
Divorced 3,345 -1.6%
Never Married 27.62%
Married 53.12%
Separated 0.85%
Widowed 6.03%
Divorced 12.37%

What are the most common means of transportation in Santa Ynez Valley?

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The top three means of transportation people in Santa Ynez Valley use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 11,098 residents commute by car, 541 prefer going to work by walking and 192 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 11,098 -3.6%
Bus or TrolleyBus 192 19.2%
Railroad 12 N/A
Ferryboat 13 18.2%
Bicycle 95 -15.2%
Motorcycle 19 533.3%
TaxiCab 13 -23.5%
Walk 541 -23.3%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2022 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 93105 93427 93440 93441 93460 93463