Santa Maria, CA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Santa Maria, California Info Snack

Population
106,224
Unemployment
4.9%
Poverty
14.5%
Median Home
$344,100
Median Income
$63,341
Median Rent
$1,414

Santa Maria SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
4
Commute
8.5

Santa Maria, CA Crime Report

2,429
Total Crimes
2,247.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
-9.27%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Santa Maria
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,429 2,247.0 2,772.4 2,476.7
Violent Crime 497 459.8 441.2 366.7
Murder 6 5.6 4.3 5.0
Robbery 159 147.1 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 272 251.6 267.1 250.2
Property Crime 1,932 1,787.2 2,331.2 2,109.9
Burglary 377 348.8 386.1 340.5
Larceny 979 905.6 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 576 532.8 358.8 219.9

Santa Maria, CA Cost Of Living

125
Santa Maria's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Santa Maria California National Average
Overall 125 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 110 118 100
Health 107 113 100
Housing 143 196 100
Transportation 123 128 100
Utilities 146 118 100

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Rankings for Santa Maria in California

Map Of Santa Maria, CA

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Population over time in Santa Maria

Year Population % Change
2019 106,224 0.7%
2018 105,483 0.7%
2017 104,791 1.1%
2016 103,642 1.0%
2015 102,618 1.1%
2014 101,468 1.3%
2013 100,152 1.5%
2012 98,715 2.0%
2011 96,803 2.3%
2010 94,645 -

Race / Ethnicity in Santa Maria

White
16.4% (17,433)
African American
1.2% (1,238)
American Indian
0.1% (103)
Asian
5.0% (5,329)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (105)
Two Or More
1.2% (1,272)
Hispanic
76.0% (80,744)
Race Santa Maria CA USA
White 16.4% 37.2% 60.7%
African American 1.2% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 5.0% 14.3% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.2% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 76.0% 39.0% 18.0%

Gender in Santa Maria

Female
50.5% (53,687)
Male
49.5% (52,537)
Gender Santa Maria CA USA
Female 50.5% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.5% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Santa Maria for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
30.0% (31,867)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (10,622)
High School / GED
21.0% (22,307)
Some College
19.0% (20,182)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (6,373)
Bachelor's Degree
10.0% (10,622)
Master's Degree
3.0% (3,186)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,062)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Santa Maria CA USA
< 9th Grade 30.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 21.0% 20.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 10.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Santa Maria, California

Less than $10,000
2.8% (293,118)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.6% (382,311)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.8% (827,135)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.7% (1,028,011)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.4% (1,534,583)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.7% (2,202,771)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.2% (1,609,674)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.2% (1,831,513)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.3% (565,272)
$200,000 or more
3.3% (348,006)
Income Santa Maria CA USA
Less than $10,000 2.8% 4.8% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.6% 4.1% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.8% 7.5% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.7% 7.5% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.4% 10.5% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.7% 15.5% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.2% 12.4% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.2% 16.6% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.3% 8.9% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 3.3% 12.2% 7.7%

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