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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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The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Santa Maria is $2,150

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