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Living In Santa Ynez, CA

Santa Ynez is a small town in California with a population of just over 4,000. Middle-aged professionals will feel welcome, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community, while young professionals are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 45, the town's population skews older than most cities in California. Renters tend to be in the minority in Santa Ynez, and 72% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could play a role, as the average rent of $1,538 a month is higher than the state average.

Compared to the national average (21%), Santa Ynez has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 who possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (28%). There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Santa Ynez, the most common four of which are retail, entertainment, manufacturing, and education. Combined, these industries make up 26% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 11% of the town's population works in sales, making it the top field in the town. Santa Ynez workers bring in an average annual income of around $107,000, around $22,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).

With an average commute time of about 20 minutes, shorter than most cities in California, Santa Ynez residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 44% of commuters, while public transit isn't widely used. Walking (3%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number is greater than the national average.

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