Goleta

Home to a diverse mix of inhabitants including students, young professionals, families, and those who have been around for generations.

Welcome to Goleta

Goleta the Goodland! Located 15 minutes north of Santa Barbara, the city of Goleta includes a mix of open spaces, new start-ups, national retailer shopping, long-established and thriving businesses, neighborhood cul-de-sacs, farms, the University of California Santa Barbara campus, and high-tech manufacturing. The beaches are gorgeous, the butterfly preserve is a favorite, and the the University has a wonderful influence on the community and culture.
 
Goleta is home to a diverse mix of inhabitants and is one of the fastest-growing suburbs of Santa Barbara, evident in the numerous corporate and residential development projects throughout the city. It has also attracted many tech start-up companies whose employees value a great lifestyle. Offering expanses of starter homes and great public schools, this modest suburb is a great way to enjoy the Santa Barbara weather and amenities without the premium attached to real estate closer to the city.
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Overview for Goleta, CA

38,693 people live in Goleta, where the median age is 37.5 and the average individual income is $44,773.25. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

38,693

Total Population

37.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$44,773.25

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Goleta, CA

Goleta has 14,020 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Goleta do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 38,693 people call Goleta home. The population density is 1,197.38 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

38,693

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.5

Median Age

49.84 / 50.16%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
14,020

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$44,773.25

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Goleta, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Goleta. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Montessori Center School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
La Patera Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Brandon Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Ellwood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Coastline Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Dos Pueblos Senior High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Goleta Valley Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Santa Barbara Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Kellogg Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5

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