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 2022Apr222,600216,3006,3002.8
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2022AprTotal Wage and Salary221,000
2022AprTotal Nonfarm194,800
2022AprService Providing172,700
2022AprTotal Private157,500
2022AprPrivate Service Providing135,400
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Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Software Developers, Applications2018 - 20287401,09035047.3
Information Security Analysts2018 - 2028901304044.4
Occupational/Physical Therapist Assistants/Aides2018 - 20282103009042.9
Physical Therapist Aides2018 - 20281402006042.9
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs2018 - 202824034010041.7
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Projections of Employment by Industry
 
High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Physicians, All Other; Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric*20211st Qtr$137.83$0.00$0.00$0.00
Family Medicine Physicians20211st Qtr$110.40$0.00$0.00$0.00
General Internal Medicine Physicians20211st Qtr$101.04$69.87$0.00$0.00
Computer and Information Systems Managers20211st Qtr$91.22$66.09$0.00$0.00
Police and Detective Supervisors20211st Qtr$91.00$76.73$0.00$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 2020Annual103$18,453,028
Single Family 2020Annual345$120,862,345
Total all types construction permits 2020Annual448$139,315,373
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2020Time Period2019
United States Annual258.8Annual255.71.2
California Annual285.3Annual280.61.7
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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[Top]
Year
Time Period
Type
Median Price
2020AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$836,375
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2019Annual$382,745
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2019Annual$14,035,432
Cigarette Tax 2019Annual$1,957,788
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2019Annual$16,013
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2019Annual$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
2020AnnualRetail $7,251,574,782
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
Santa Barbara County 2019AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance452,066
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2019Annual$66,076452,066
Total Personal Income - BEA2019Annual$29,502,767452,066
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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
2015CensusSanta Barbara County , CASanta Barbara County , CA186,689
2015CensusVentura County , CASanta Barbara County , CA13,549
2015CensusSan Luis Obispo County , CASanta Barbara County , CA8,437
2015CensusSanta Barbara County , CASan Luis Obispo County , CA7,730
2015CensusSanta Barbara County , CAVentura County , CA2,481
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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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