San Luis Obispo County vs. Santa Barbara County

San Luis Obispo County (CA)Santa Barbara County (CA)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)284,010446,527
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)5.3%5.3%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)269,597423,947
Population, Census, April 1, 2010269,637423,895
Persons under 5 years, percent4.6%6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent17.6%22.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent20.1%15.3%
Female persons, percent49.3%50.0%
White alone, percent88.8%85.4%
Black or African American alone, percent2.1%2.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent1.4%2.2%
Asian alone, percent4.0%6.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.2%0.3%
Two or More Races, percent3.6%3.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent22.8%45.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent68.6%44.1%
Veterans, 2014-201817,32621,908
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201810.3%22.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)122,979158,333
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201860.8%52.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$537,900$549,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$2,262$2,303
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$570$600
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$1,385$1,576
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201318.4%29.6%
Building permits, 20181,050928
Households, 2014-2018105,317144,962
Persons per household, 2014-20182.522.92
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201882.1%80.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201817.9%39.7%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201892.5%91.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201886.2%85.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201890.9%81.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201834.6%33.8%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20187.0%6.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent7.3%10.5%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201857.2%63.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201853.6%58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)824,7711,428,929
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)1,580,4602,637,280
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)2,854,0294,157,565
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)3,624,0294,853,808
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$13,188$11,255
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201822.219.8
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$70,699$71,657
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$35,832$34,229
Persons in poverty, percent12.7%12.6%
Total employer establishments, 20178,40211,761
Total employment, 201791,732149,750
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)4,112,8837,920,629
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20171.5%1.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 201725,71834,636
All firms, 201228,62639,952
Men-owned firms, 201214,54420,585
Women-owned firms, 20129,28213,911
Minority-owned firms, 20124,95010,340
Nonminority-owned firms, 201222,45727,596
Veteran-owned firms, 20122,5883,254
Nonveteran-owned firms, 201224,34034,332
Black-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20071.1%1.1%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20073.6%5.9%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20077.9%13.9%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200727.7%28.3%
Population per square mile, 201081.7155.0
Land area in square miles, 20103,298.572,735.09

Source: United States Census Bureau

About this page: Side-by-side comparison between San Luis Obispo county (CA) and Santa Barbara county (CA) using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau.