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Living In Santa Barbara, CA

The small city of Santa Barbara, California is home to just under 92,000 people. Retirees should feel right at home, as they account for 18% of the population compared to 14% nationally. Most residents rent in Santa Barbara, and 42% of residents own their homes despite a relatively prohibitive average rent of $1,587/month, considerably higher than the state average.

Santa Barbara residents have an average commute of about 19 minutes, outperforming the state average of about 32 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the typical mode of getting to work, selected by 41% of commuters, while public transportation isn't used much. Not many commuters (4%) walk to work, though the number is higher than the national average.

Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Santa Barbara. The five most common are entertainment, healthcare, retail, education, and scientific. Combined, these industries account for 34% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of just over $92,000, Santa Barbara workers take home about $7,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Santa Barbara has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 11% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 20% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.



Frequently Asked Questions About Santa Barbara

What is the average rent in Santa Barbara?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Santa Barbara is $3,600 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $2,400 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $3,200 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Santa Barbara?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Santa Barbara is $2,400

Are there any cheap apartments for rent in Santa Barbara?

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