Santa Barbara County vs. San Luis Obispo County

Santa Barbara County (CA)San Luis Obispo County (CA)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)446,527284,010
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)5.3%5.3%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)423,947269,597
Population, Census, April 1, 2010423,895269,637
Persons under 5 years, percent6.2%4.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent22.1%17.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent15.3%20.1%
Female persons, percent50.0%49.3%
White alone, percent85.4%88.8%
Black or African American alone, percent2.4%2.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent2.2%1.4%
Asian alone, percent6.0%4.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.3%0.2%
Two or More Races, percent3.7%3.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent45.8%22.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent44.1%68.6%
Veterans, 2014-201821,90817,326
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201822.9%10.3%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)158,333122,979
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201852.2%60.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$549,900$537,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$2,303$2,262
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$600$570
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$1,576$1,385
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201329.6%18.4%
Building permits, 20189281,050
Households, 2014-2018144,962105,317
Persons per household, 2014-20182.922.52
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201880.5%82.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201839.7%17.9%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201891.4%92.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201885.3%86.2%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201881.0%90.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201833.8%34.6%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20186.2%7.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent10.5%7.3%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201863.5%57.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201858.2%53.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)1,428,929824,771
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)2,637,2801,580,460
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)4,157,5652,854,029
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)4,853,8083,624,029
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$11,255$13,188
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201819.822.2
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$71,657$70,699
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$34,229$35,832
Persons in poverty, percent12.6%12.7%
Total employer establishments, 201711,7618,402
Total employment, 2017149,75091,732
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)7,920,6294,112,883
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20171.9%1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 201734,63625,718
All firms, 201239,95228,626
Men-owned firms, 201220,58514,544
Women-owned firms, 201213,9119,282
Minority-owned firms, 201210,3404,950
Nonminority-owned firms, 201227,59622,457
Veteran-owned firms, 20123,2542,588
Nonveteran-owned firms, 201234,33224,340
Black-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20071.1%1.1%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20075.9%3.6%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 200713.9%7.9%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200728.3%27.7%
Population per square mile, 2010155.081.7
Land area in square miles, 20102,735.093,298.57

Source: United States Census Bureau

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