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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Santa Barbara County, California need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In California

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.98 9.46 7.28 4.53 0.00 8.84
  Total Electric Industry 9.98 9.46 7.28 4.53 0.00 8.84
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.79 10.04 7.58 5.05 0.00 9.42
  Total Electric Industry 10.79 10.04 7.58 5.05 0.00 9.42
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.07 10.33 7.59 5.54 0.00 9.66
  Total Electric Industry 11.07 10.33 7.59 5.54 0.00 9.66
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.30 10.46 7.33 5.05 0.00 9.69
  Total Electric Industry 11.30 10.46 7.33 5.05 0.00 9.69
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.43 10.90 7.09 5.00 0.00 9.78
  Total Electric Industry 11.43 10.90 7.09 5.00 0.00 9.78
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.61 10.49 7.37 6.73 0.00 9.91
  Total Electric Industry 11.61 10.49 7.37 6.73 0.00 9.91
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.33 9.83 6.97 6.45 0.00 9.48
  Total Electric Industry 11.33 9.83 6.97 6.45 0.00 9.48
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.50 9.98 6.95 7.50 0.00 9.54
  Total Electric Industry 11.50 9.98 6.95 7.50 0.00 9.54
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.60 9.66 6.59 5.06 0.00 9.03
  Total Electric Industry 10.60 9.66 6.59 5.06 0.00 9.03
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 4.10 3.65 3.00 3.28 0.00 3.28
  Full-Service Providers 10.71 10.05 7.16 4.16 0.00 9.34
  Total Electric Industry 10.64 9.44 6.27 4.15 0.00 8.75
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 13.64 7.82 6.78 9.36 0.00 7.63
  Full-Service Providers 10.85 10.55 7.22 4.79 0.00 9.66
  Total Electric Industry 10.89 10.25 7.14 4.87 0.00 9.47
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.48 1.35 2.08 2.09 0.00 1.67
  Energy-Only Providers 13.21 8.02 7.49 10.78 0.00 8.21
  Full-Service Providers 12.08 12.41 9.54 8.47 0.00 11.41
  Total Electric Industry 12.09 12.15 9.23 8.48 0.00 11.22
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.80 3.57 2.17 5.73 0.00 2.95
  Energy-Only Providers 8.12 6.00 6.18 17.16 0.00 6.14
  Full-Service Providers 12.63 13.84 10.23 6.53 0.00 12.52
  Total Electric Industry 12.64 13.36 9.81 6.60 0.00 12.19
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.43 3.90 2.72 0.00 0.47 3.33
  Energy-Only Providers 7.41 5.76 6.18 0.00 3.47 5.94
  Full-Service Providers 12.23 12.83 9.79 0.00 7.38 12.05
  Total Electric Industry 12.23 12.48 9.59 0.00 5.80 11.78
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.66 4.31 3.14 0.00 0.50 3.72
  Energy-Only Providers 6.88 5.90 5.95 0.00 3.59 5.90
  Full-Service Providers 12.20 11.81 9.33 0.00 8.03 11.53
  Total Electric Industry 12.20 11.64 9.27 0.00 6.42 11.35
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.42 4.62 3.48 0.00 0.50 4.07
  Energy-Only Providers 9.52 6.83 6.68 0.00 3.95 6.75
  Full-Service Providers 12.49 11.97 9.39 0.00 8.11 11.71
  Total Electric Industry 12.51 11.92 9.55 0.00 6.55 11.63
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.79 4.92 3.54 0.00 0.55 4.27
  Energy-Only Providers 10.57 7.66 7.17 0.00 3.82 7.41
  Full-Service Providers 14.32 12.93 9.95 0.00 7.66 12.92
  Total Electric Industry 14.33 12.90 10.09 0.00 6.29 12.82

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Santa Barbara County, California

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 4,093   (2.4%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 3,484   (2.0%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 6,813   (4.0%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 14,403   (8.4%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 17,019   (9.9%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 23,154   (13.5%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 28,748   (16.8%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 20,784   (12.1%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 10,299   (6.0%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 12,107   (7.1%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 5,622   (3.3%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 2,842   (1.7%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 11,639   (6.8%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 10,109   (5.9%)


(updated 2010)



Household Size By Vehicles Available
(Santa Barbara County, California)

1-person household:

No vehicle available : 5,509

1 vehicle available : 24,421

2 vehicles available : 4,550

3 vehicles available : 777

4 or more vehicles available : 304

2-person household:

No vehicle available : 1,975

1 vehicle available : 10,583

2 vehicles available : 24,506

3 vehicles available : 6,551

4 or more vehicles available : 1,827

3-person household:

No vehicle available : 779

1 vehicle available : 4,635

2 vehicles available : 8,568

3 vehicles available : 5,663

4 or more vehicles available : 2,300

4-or-more-person household:

No vehicle available : 1,700

1 vehicle available : 5,947

2 vehicles available : 15,516

3 vehicles available : 8,824

4 or more vehicles available : 6,699


(updated 2013)



Household Size By Number Of Workers In Household
(Santa Barbara County, California)

1-person household:

No workers : 19,277

1 worker : 16,284

2-person household:

No workers : 12,894

1 worker : 16,611

2 workers : 15,937

3-person household:

No workers : 2,286

1 worker : 7,414

2 workers : 9,216

3 workers : 3,029

4-or-more-person household:

No workers : 1,889

1 worker : 11,396

2 workers : 14,834

3 or more workers : 10,567


(updated 2013)



Means of Transportation To Work
(Santa Barbara County, California)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 132,001

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 19,536

In 3-person carpool : 3,818

In 4-person carpool : 2,559

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 664

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 629

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 6,467

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 15

Railroad : 22

Ferryboat : 44

Taxicab : 55

Motorcycle : 1,136

Bicycle : 9,136

Walked : 8,284

Other means : 1,094

Worked at home : 10,054


(updated 2013)



Travel Time To Work
(Santa Barbara County, California)

Less than 5 minutes : 7,857

5 to 9 minutes : 31,838

10 to 14 minutes : 41,456

15 to 19 minutes : 37,003

20 to 24 minutes : 22,879

25 to 29 minutes : 5,940

30 to 34 minutes : 17,448

35 to 39 minutes : 2,996

40 to 44 minutes : 2,825

45 to 59 minutes : 6,993

60 to 89 minutes : 5,498

90 or more minutes : 2,727


(updated 2013)



Occupations in Santa Barbara County, California

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 34,039  (34.5%)
  • Service Occupations: 14,981  (15.2%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 16,333  (16.6%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 6,529  (6.6%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 13,353  (13.5%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 29,854  (36.3%)
  • Service Occupations: 15,884  (19.3%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 29,442  (35.8%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 2,289  (2.8%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 587  (0.7%)


(updated 2010)





Amtrak Stations in Santa Barbara County, California

Bus Station(s)


    238 E Highway 246
    Burger King Restaurant
    Buellton, California 93427

    111 South I Street
    Lompoc Visitor's Center
    Lompoc, California 93436

    205 South Nicholson Avenue
    International House of Pancakes
    Santa Maria, California 93455

    205 South Nicholson Avenue
    International House of Pancakes
    Santa Maria, California 93455

    1630 Mission Drive
    Solvang, California 93463

    1630 Mission Drive
    Solvang, California 93463

Rail Station(s)


    475 Linden at Fifth Street
    Carpinteria, California 93013

    25 South La Patera Lane
    Goleta, California 93117

    25 South La Patera Lane
    Goleta, California 93117

    25 South La Patera Lane
    Goleta, California 93117

    25 South La Patera Lane
    Goleta, California 93117

    330 Guadalupe Street
    Highway-1
    Guadalupe, California 93434

    209 State Street
    Santa Barbara, California 93101

(updated 2008)



Employment Rate In Santa Barbara County, California

Employed: 205,463
Unemployed: 8,697



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Santa Barbara County, California

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 5.7%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 10.4%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 28.7%
  • Other: 55.2%



Water Usage In Santa Barbara County, California

Ground Water

 
Fresh 316.59 Mgal/d
Saline 7.91 Mgal/d

Total 324.50 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 101.96 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 101.96 Mgal/d





There are 2,095 Farms In Santa Barbara County, California


(updated 2008)



Banks In Santa Barbara County, California

Union Bank, National Association - 18 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.9b
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 415

Rabobank, National Association - 17 Branches


    Bank Assets: $243.2m
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 121

Jpmorgan Chase Bank, National Association - 13 Branches


    Bank Assets: $26b
    Industry Specialization: International
    Total Offices: 5,679

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 11 Branches


    Bank Assets: $15.8b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

Bank Of America, National Association - 8 Branches


    Bank Assets: $11.6b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 5,094

Montecito Bank & Trust - 7 Branches


    Bank Assets: $8m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 9

Community West Bank, National Association - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2.2m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 6

Heritage Oaks Bank - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $6.7m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 17

Pacific Western Bank - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $61.5m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 82

First Bank - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $17.3m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 349

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Santa Barbara County, California

  • Santa Ynez Airport


    (about 2.9 miles in Solvang, California; Airport Code: ZXQ)

  • Santa Ynez Airport


    (about 2.9 miles in Solvang, California; Airport Code: SQA)

  • Santa Barbara Municipal


    (about 20.2 miles in Goleta, California; Airport Code: SBA)

  • Lompoc Airport


    (about 22.4 miles in Lompoc, California; Airport Code: LPC)

  • Santa Maria Public/Capt. G. Allan Hancock Field


    (about 28.2 miles in Orcutt, California; Airport Code: SMX)

  • Vandenberg AFB


    (about 29.2 miles in Lompoc, California; Airport Code: VBG)

  • Oceano County


    (about 44.1 miles in Oceano, California; Airport Code: WQP)

  • San Luis Obispo County Regional


    (about 51.8 miles in San Luis Obispo, California; Airport Code: SBP)

  • San Luis County Regional


    (about 51.9 miles in San Luis Obispo, California; Airport Code: SBP)

  • Oxnard


    (about 58.2 miles in Oxnard, California; Airport Code: OXR)

  • Santa Paula Airport


    (about 61.2 miles in Santa Paula, California; Airport Code: SZP)

  • Camarillo Airport


    (about 63.3 miles in Camarillo, California; Airport Code: C01)

  • Point Mugu NAS


    (about 65.4 miles in Point Mugu Nawc, California; Airport Code: NTD)

  • Bakersfield Municipal


    (about 76.7 miles in Bakersfield, California; Airport Code: C02)

  • Paso Robles Municipal


    (about 77.2 miles in Adelaide, California; Airport Code: PRB)

  • Shafter - Minter Field


    (about 77.4 miles in Bakersfield, California; Airport Code: MIT)

  • Wasco-Kern County


    (about 78.4 miles in Pond, California; Airport Code: RQU)

  • Meadows Field


    (about 78.9 miles in Bakersfield, California; Airport Code: BFL)

  • Van Nuys Airport


    (about 95.1 miles in Van Nuys, California; Airport Code: VNY)

  • Tehachapi Kern County Nr 4


    (about 98.3 miles in Tehachapi, California; Airport Code: TSP)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Santa Barbara County, California

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

69.38%

Carpooled

15.77%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

2.32%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.01%

Subway Or Elevated

0.02%

Railroad

0.03%

Ferryboat

0.01%

Taxicab

0.05%

Motorcycle

0.29%

Bicycle

2.69%

Walked

3.98%

Other Means

0.81%

Worked At Home

4.64%



(updated 2010)





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