Santa Barbara County, California Real Estate Statistics

Home and Real Estate Statistics for Santa Barbara County, California

Housing Units By Status

Total Housing Units

There are 152,834 total housing units. This is an increase of 9,933 units since the year 2000 when it had 142,901 total units. It's an increase of 14,685 units since the year 1990 when it had 138,149 total housing units. Santa Barbara County saw an increase of 4,752 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 152,834 total housing units, 92.98% are occupied housing units, and 7.2% are vacant housing units.

Total Occupied Housing Units

Santa Barbara County has 142,104 occupied housing units. This is an increase of 5,482 units since the year 2000 when it had 136,622 occupied units. It's an increase of 12,302 units since the year 1990 when it had 129,802 occupied homes. There was an increase of 6,820 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Santa Barbara County's 142,104 occupied housing units, 37.9% are occupied with a loan or mortgage units, 47.34% are renter occupied homes, and 14.76% are occupied clear of any loan or mortgage homes.

Renter Occupied Housing Units

Santa Barbara County has 67,277 renter occupied housing units. This is an increase of 7,266 units since the year 2000 when it had 60,011 renter occupied housing units. It's an increase of 8,528 units since the year 1990 when it had 58,749 renter occupied homes. There was an increase of 1,262 units between 1990 and 2000.

Units Occupied with a Loan or Mortgage

Santa Barbara County has 53,859 occupied with a loan or mortgage housing units.

Units Occupied Clear of Any Loan or Mortgage

There are 20,968 occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

Total Vacant Housing Units

Santa Barbara County has 10,730 vacant housing units. This is an increase of 4,451 units since the year 2000 when it had 6,279 vacant homes. It's an increase of 2,383 units since the year 1990 when it had 8,347 vacant home units. Santa Barbara County saw a decrease of -2,068 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Santa Barbara County's 10,730 vacant housing units, 29.62% are for rent housing units, 2.68% are rented - but not occupied units, 11.84% are for sale home units, 2.95% are sold - but not occupied units, 31.26% are for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use units, 0.21% are for migrant workers home units, and 21.44% are listed as vacant other homes.

Vacant Units Listed For Rent

There are 3,178 for rent housing units. This is an increase of 1,423 units since the year 2000 when it had 1,755 for rent home units. It's an increase of 109 units since the year 1990 when it had 3,069 for rent homes. Santa Barbara County saw a decrease of -1,314 units between 1990 and 2000.

Rented, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

There are 288 rented - but not occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -262 units since the year 2000 when it had 550 rented - but not occupied homes.

Vacant Units Listed For Sale

Santa Barbara County has 1,270 for sale housing units. This is an increase of 655 units since the year 2000 when it had 615 for sale homes. It's a decrease of -146 units since the year 1990 when it had 1,416 for sale housing units. There was a decrease of -801 units between 1990 and 2000.

Sold, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

Santa Barbara County has 316 sold - but not occupied housing units.

Vacant Units For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use

There are 3,354 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. This is an increase of 1,332 units since the year 2000 when it had 2,022 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use home units. It's an increase of 1,854 units since the year 1990 when it had 1,500 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use home units. Santa Barbara County saw an increase of 522 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units for Migrant Workers

There are 23 for migrant workers housing units. This is an increase of 6 units since the year 2000 when it had 17 for migrant workers units. It's a decrease of -21 units since the year 1990 when it had 44 for migrant workers housing units. There was a decrease of -27 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units Listed as an Other Status

There are 2,301 listed as vacant other housing units. This is an increase of 981 units since the year 2000 when it had 1,320 listed as vacant other home units. It's an increase of 808 units since the year 1990 when it had 1,493 listed as vacant other homes. There was a decrease of -173 units between 1990 and 2000.