Goleta

What to Expect: Excellent public schools, golf courses, parks, beaches and bike paths.

Welcome to Goleta

Situated 10 miles west of downtown Santa Barbara, Goleta, affectionately known as 'The Good Land,' traces its roots back to its early settlement as orchards, citrus groves, and productive ranches, imbuing the area with a rich agricultural heritage. Since the 1950s, Goleta has undergone rapid development, evolving into a highly sought-after destination for both work and residential living. Boasting a robust presence of technology and engineering headquarters, the area has flourished as a hub for innovation and professional opportunities. Home to the esteemed UCSB, the Santa Barbara Airport, and the enchanting Ellwood monarch butterfly grove, Goleta offers a diverse tapestry of educational, recreational, and natural wonders. With its own farmer's market, hospital facilities, and an array of shopping and dining options within each of its suburban neighborhoods, Goleta exudes a vibrant sense of community and convenience, making it a compelling choice for those seeking a harmonious blend of modern amenities and natural beauty.
 
What to Expect: Excellent public schools, golf courses, parks, beaches and bike paths.
The Market: Modest single family homes, newer condo and townhome developments.

Overview for Goleta, CA

32,677 people live in Goleta, where the median age is 35 and the average individual income is $44,410. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

32,677

Total Population

35 years

Median Age

High

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

$44,410

Average individual Income

Around Goleta, CA

There's plenty to do around Goleta, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

26
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
66
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Island View Outfitters, Santa Barbara Krav Maga Family Self Defense Center, and Resilience Personal Training.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 1.74 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.81 miles 28 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.06 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.75 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.98 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.45 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Goleta, CA

Goleta has 11,593 households, with an average household size of 2.8. 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. 32,677 people call Goleta home. The population density is 4,161.02 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

32,677

Total Population

High

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

35

Median Age

51.38 / 48.62%

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
11,593

Total Households

2.8

Average Household Size

$44,410

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

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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