Goleta

The area has a thriving business community, including aerospace, biotechnology, and manufacturing sectors.

Welcome to Goleta

Located Northwest of Santa Barbara and home to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Goleta has carved out its own great vibe - a blend of suburban living, beautiful beaches, and proximity to nature. It is home to residential neighborhoods, commercial areas, and industrial parks. The city's population is around 30,000, offering a comfortable suburban lifestyle.
 
Being the home to UCSB, education plays a significant role in Goleta. UCSB is one of the leading research universities in the United States and contributes significantly to the city's intellectual and cultural vitality.
 
Goleta is also known for its industry. The area has a thriving business community, including aerospace, biotechnology, and manufacturing sectors.
 
Like most of Santa Barbara County, Goleta benefits from its proximity to beautiful coastal areas. Goleta Beach Park is a popular destination for locals and visitors, offering sandy beaches, picnic areas, a pier, and opportunities for water sports. The nearby Ellwood Butterfly Grove is famous for hosting Monarch butterflies during migratory seasons.
 
Goleta hosts various community events throughout the year. These include the "Goleta Lemon Festival," featuring local vendors, live music, family-friendly activities, holiday parades, and farmers' markets.
 
Goleta is a dynamic city with a blend of academic, technological, and natural attractions. Its location and community-oriented atmosphere make it an appealing place to live, work, and explore on California's beautiful central coast.

Overview for Goleta, CA

16,345 people live in Goleta, where the median age is 43.4 and the average individual income is $57,696. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

16,345

Total Population

43.4 years

Median Age

High

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

$57,696

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.

25
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
45
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including HelloHarvest, Aspyn's Table, and Get Hooked Seafood.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 3.51 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.51 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.11 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.51 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.77 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.75 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Goleta, CA

Goleta has 6,474 households, with an average household size of 2.33. 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. 16,345 people call Goleta home. The population density is 2,021.53 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

16,345

Total Population

High

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

43.4

Median Age

47.89 / 52.11%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
6,474

Total Households

2.33

Average Household Size

$57,696

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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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
Vieja Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Monte Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Bishop Garcia Diego High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Trivium Charter School Voyage
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5

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