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Santa Barbara, California

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Welcome to Santa Barbara ...

The coastal city of Santa Barbara is located in Santa Barbara County and is the County Seat for Santa Barbara County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Santa Barbara has a population of 92,101 people<1> (see below for details).

Santa Barbara was incorporated April 9, 1850.

The community of Santa Barbara is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Santa Barbara is located in the (805) area code.

The ZIP codes for Santa Barbara: 93101-93103, 93105-93111, 93120-93121, 93130, 93140, 93150, 93160, 93190<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Santa Barbara had a population of 88,410 people (or 20.86% of the total population of Santa Barbara County). This makes Santa Barbara the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Santa Barbara represents 0.24% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 82nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 88,410 people, the population of Santa Barbara decreased 4.24% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 92,325 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Santa Barbara had an population of 92,101 people. This is an increase of 4.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.24% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Santa Barbara ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Carpinteria   [Map]   13,622   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Franciscan Village   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Goleta   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Isla Vista   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Montecito   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Naples - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Santa Barbara.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Santa Barbara. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Santa Barbara. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Santa Barbara. Our list includes 65 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Santa Barbara:

Websites for Santa Barbara ...

Official Website:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Santa Barbara ...

Looking for more information about Santa Barbara? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Santa Barbara, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Santa Barbara.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Santa Barbara County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Santa Barbara:

The official website for Santa Barbara County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Santa Barbara.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Santa Barbara - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Santa Barbara). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Santa Barbara or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Santa Barbara includes: 93101, 93102, 93105, 93106, 93107, 93108, 93109, 93110, 93120, 93130, 93140, 93150, 93160 & 93190.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Santa Barbara) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Santa Barbara. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Santa Barbara

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Santa Barbara. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4215, Longitude: -119.7020     [Map].

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