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Santa Barbara County Profile

 
About this area:
Located along California’s coastline about 300 miles south of San Francisco and 100 miles north of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara occupies 2,745 square miles of land and enjoys a mild and sunny climate. The county is bordered on the north by San Luis Obispo County and on the east by Ventura and Kern counties. State Highway 101 is the major transportation route.
EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
Unemployment Rate and Labor Force (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Labor Force
No. of
Employed
No. of
Unemployed
Unemployment Rate
Santa Barbara County 2017May217,600209,9007,7003.6
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2017MayTotal Wage and Salary209,300
2017MayTotal Nonfarm185,600
2017MayService Providing162,100
2017MayTotal Private145,900
2017MayPrivate Service Providing122,400
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Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters2014 - 202416029013081.3
Woodworkers2014 - 202417030013076.5
Stonemasons2014 - 202415026011073.3
Helpers, Brickmasons and Tile Setters2014 - 2024701205071.4
Medical Transcriptionists2014 - 202428047019067.9
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Projections of Employment by Industry
 
High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Pediatricians, General20161st Qtr$107.11$79.96$0.00$0.00
Family and General Practitioners20161st Qtr$105.79$0.00$0.00$0.00
Internists, General20161st Qtr$104.81$0.00$0.00$0.00
Chief Executives20161st Qtr$104.80$67.17$0.00$0.00
Dentists, General20161st Qtr$88.61$52.27$75.61$0.00
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Data for Santa Barbara County is not available. Data for Santa Maria-Santa Barbara MSA has been displayed for High Wage Occupations
 

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Building Permits (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Type of Permit
Year
Time Period
No. of Permits
Total Costs
Multi-Family 2013Annual35$3,820,622
Single Family 2013Annual366$119,023,235
Total all types construction permits 2013Annual401$122,843,857
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2013Time Period2012
United States Annual233.0Annual229.61.5
California Annual241.6Annual238.21.5
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Data for Santa Barbara County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)
 
Median Price of Existing Homes Sold (DQnews)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Type
Median Price
2014NovMedian Price of Homes Sold$407,000
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2012Annual$357,000,000
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2012Annual$7,462,000,000
Cigarette Tax 2012Annual$868,703,000
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2012Annual$14,088,000
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2012Annual$0
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Data for Santa Barbara County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for State Revenues by Source
 
Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2013AnnualRetail $1,615,312
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
Santa Barbara County 2014AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance436,516
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2013Annual$49,864435,697
Total Personal Income - BEA2013Annual$21,725,550435,697
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County-to-County Commute Patterns (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Area of Residence
Area of WorkPlace
Number of Workers
2000CensusSanta Barbara County , CASanta Barbara County , CA168,864
2000CensusVentura County , CASanta Barbara County , CA9,009
2000CensusSan Luis Obispo County , CASanta Barbara County , CA7,480
2000CensusSanta Barbara County , CASan Luis Obispo County , CA5,045
2000CensusSanta Barbara County , CAVentura County , CA2,419
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JOB OPENINGS & TRAINING PROVIDERS
Job Openings from JobCentral National Labor Exchange[Top]
 
Job Openings

Training Providers in Area[Top]
Provider Name
Provider Type
Location
Santa Barbara County Education Office ROP-SouthSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Santa Barbara,CA
Jennings Hypnosis InstituteApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsBuellton,CA
Lompoc Adult School/Lompoc Unified SchoolSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Lompoc,CA
Adizes Graduate SchoolOther (incl. religious schools and seminaries)Santa Barbara,CA
Pacific School of Massage & Healing ArtsApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsGualala,CA
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