Santa Barbara County is located in the Central Coast of California. The County Seat is Santa Barbara and the largest city is Santa Maria. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.countyofsb.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 440,668 and the 2010 census population was 423,939. The land area is 2,735.09 square miles and there are 155 persons per square mile.
86% of the population is White, 2.4% is Black or African American, 44.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.6% is Asian, 2.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.5% is two or more races. 79.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 31.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $453,000, there are 141,720 households, an average of 2.89 persons per household. The per capita income is $30,352, the median household income is $62,779, and 16% of the persons in Santa Barbara County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 39,834. Retail sales (in $1000) were $4,983,368, and sales per capita were $12,443. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.3%.
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