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Who Lives Here

Santa Maria Demographics

Education

High School

61%

Associate's

26%

Bachelor's

10%

Master's

3%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

23%

3 people

20%

4 people

20%

5 people

15%

6+ people

23%

Household Income

0-50k

39%

50-100k

36%

100-150k

17%

150-200k

5%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

19%

10-20

16%

20-45

37%

45-65

19%

65+

10%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Santa Maria?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
---$2725$3350
---$2725$3400
---$2725$3375
---$2725$3350
---$2725$3350
---$2725$3350
---$2725$3350
---$2710$3350
---$2695$3375
---$2695$3225
---$2695$3225
---$2695$3225
---$2800$3225

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Santa Maria

Santa Maria Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

33%

15-30 Mins

38%

30-40 Mins

16%

40-60 Mins

8%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5151

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 8 of 12 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 6 of 12 renters

Percentage: 5353

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 9 of 12 renters

Top Scores: Art, Retail, Health

Things To Do In Santa Maria

Top Score

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Santa Maria has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 100% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 100% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 52% fewer shops than average
  3. 66% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Santa Maria.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 100% fewer gyms than average
  3. 100% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Santa Maria doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 63% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 59% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Santa Maria.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 24% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 43% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Santa Maria serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 73% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 62% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Santa Maria.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 82% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 64% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Santa Maria.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 15% more parks than average
  3. 36% more parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Santa Maria's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This supermarket score is far from superior.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 29% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 45% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Disco is definitely dead around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 70% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 33% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Santa Maria Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 11 of 12 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 11 of 12 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 11 of 12 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 10 of 12 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 9 of 12 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 8 of 12 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 8 of 12 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 7 of 12 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 7 of 12 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 6 of 12 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 6 of 12 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 7 of 12 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 7 of 12 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 7 of 12 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 8 of 12 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 8 of 12 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 8 of 12 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 9 of 12 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 10 of 12 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 12 of 12 renters

Santa Maria Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Santa Maria

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Santa Maria, CA

A medium-sized city located in California, Santa Maria has a population of approximately 105,000. It's a great place to raise a family, as children under 5 account for a higher percentage of the population here (10%) than nationally (6%), while retirees appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just over 32, skews decidedly younger than most cities in California. Residents are evenly split between renting (50%) and owning (50%) their residence. At $1,308/month, the average rent is a bit below the state average.

Averaging about 23 minutes, Santa Maria's commute time outperforms the state average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (40%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not used widely. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.

Among Santa Maria residents over the age of 25, 5% have a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Santa Maria residents work in one of two industries: agriculture and retail. Together, these industries account for 18% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 11% of residents work in construction, making it the top career path in the city. Santa Maria workers earn an average annual income of about $67K, around $19,000 less than the average California resident. Santa Maria's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).

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