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Welcome to Solvang ...

The city of Solvang is located in Santa Barbara County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Solvang has a population of 5,838 people<2> (see below for details).

Solvang was established in 1911 and was incorporated May 1, 1985.

The community of Solvang is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Solvang is within the boundaries of the (805) area code.

The ZIP codes for Solvang: 93463-93464<4>

Websites for Solvang ...

Official Website: www.cityofsolvang.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Solvang had an population of 5,838 people. This is an increase of 11.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Solvang had a population of 5,245 people. This makes Solvang the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Solvang represents 0.01% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 420th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,245 people, the population of Solvang decreased 1.63% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,332 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Solvang.

Communities near Solvang ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Solvang.

  • Lompoc [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lompoc
    • Lompoc [Santa Barbara County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Solvang
    • Estimated population in 2019: 42,853 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lompoc
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lompoc<6>
  • Los Olivos [Santa Barbara County]
  • Cachuma Village [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cachuma Village
    • Cachuma Village [Santa Barbara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Solvang
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cachuma Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cachuma Village
  • Capitan [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitan
    • Capitan [Santa Barbara County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Solvang
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitan
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Los Alamos [Santa Barbara County]
    • Naples [Santa Barbara County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
      • Naples [Santa Barbara County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Solvang
    • Mission Hills [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Hills
      • Mission Hills [Santa Barbara County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Solvang
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Hills
    • Lompoc Village [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lompoc Village
      • Lompoc Village [Santa Barbara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Solvang
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lompoc Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lompoc Village
    • Goleta [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goleta
      • Goleta [Santa Barbara County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Solvang
      • Estimated population in 2015: 30,944 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goleta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goleta<6>
    • Isla Vista [Santa Barbara County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Solvang. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Solvang.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Solvang. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Solvang.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Solvang. See our Newspapers Page for Solvang.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Solvang ...

Looking for more information about Solvang? 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 Solvang, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Solvang.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for California

About Santa Barbara County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Solvang: www.cityofsolvang.com/

The official website for Santa Barbara County: www.countyofsb.org/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Santa Barbara, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Solvang.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Solvang - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Solvang). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Solvang or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Solvang includes: 93463 & 93464.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Solvang) 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 Solvang. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Solvang

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Solvang. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5960, Longitude: -120.1380    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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