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About Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is the administrative center of Santa Barbara County, California. The city is located between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara has a Mediterranean climate and is a popular tourist destination. In addition to tourism, the city’s economy is supported by the technology, manufacturing, and education industries.

Santa Barbara is home to 92,000 people. Twenty-four percent of residents are foreign born. The city has over 25,800 Spanish speakers. The ethnic composition of the population is 54% white, 40% Hispanic, 3% Asian, and 1% black. 

The cost of living in the city is 154% higher than the national average. The mean annual wage in Santa Barbara is $38,300, and the median household income is $66,900. The unemployment rate in the city is 4%. About 14% of Santa Barbara residents live below the poverty line. Almost 18% of residents under age 65 do not have medical insurance.

Mental Health in Santa Barbara

The depression rate in Santa Barbara County is 5% higher than the state average and 13% higher than the number federal authorities expected. Suicide is the second leading cause of injury deaths in the county. 

Addiction is also a concern in Santa Barbara county. Over the past few years, the county has experienced an increase in the number of opioid prescriptions. In 2015, the county rate of opioid-related deaths was 7.7 per 100,000 people. This was almost double California’s rate of 4.73 deaths per 100,000 people. 


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