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Time Zone: Santa Barbara County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Santa Barbara is the Seat for Santa Barbara County.

Santa Barbara County is one of the original counties of California and was founded in 1850.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Santa Barbara had a population of 407,057 people. This is an increase of 1.93% since the last Census (which gave a population of 399,347 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Santa Barbara represented 1.18% of the total population of California, making it the state's 19th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010423,895+6.15%+4.14% since 2009
2009407,057+1.93%+0.84% since 2008
2008403,655+1.08%+0.79% since 2007
2000399,347The Last Census

More information can be found on the Santa Barbara County Census Page for Santa Barbara County.


Below are some of the communities located in Santa Barbara County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Santa Barbara County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Santa Maria   86,93577,42312.29% increase  
Santa Barbara   86,35392,3256.47% decrease  
Lompoc   41,09541,103  
Carpinteria   13,76514,1943.02% decrease  
Guadalupe   6,5945,65916.52% increase  

Websites for Santa Barbara County

Official Website:   www.countyofsb.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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