Santa Maria, California in Santa Barbara County

Located in Santa Barbara County, California, Santa Maria is a charming city known for its beautiful scenery, vibrant culture, and friendly community. Situated in the heart of the Central Coast, Santa Maria is surrounded by picturesque landscapes, with the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Santa Ynez Mountains to the east. The city is also close to other major cities, including San Luis Obispo to the north and Santa Barbara to the south, making it a convenient and desirable place to live.


Niche Grade According to

Santa Maria has an overall Niche Grade of B.


Statistics for Santa Maria, California

Geography Santa Maria covers approximately 23.7 square miles.

Population The city is home to over 107,000 residents, making it one of the largest cities in the region.

Demographics Santa Maria boasts a diverse population, with a mix of cultures and backgrounds.

Average Household Income The average household income in Santa Maria is around $63,000 per year.

Education Levels Education is a priority in Santa Maria, with a high percentage of residents holding a college degree or higher.



Average Home Value The average home value in Santa Maria is approximately $400,000.

Average Home Price The average home price in Santa Maria is around $350,000.

Average Rental Price The average rental price for a home in Santa Maria is $1,500 per month.


Crime and Safety

Santa Maria has a mixed record when it comes to crime and safety, with some areas experiencing higher crime rates than others. However, overall, the city is considered relatively safe compared to other cities of its size.



Santa Maria is home to several top-rated schools and universities, including Allan Hancock College and the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District.


Top Employers

  1. Marian Regional Medical Center 1400 E Church St, Santa Maria, CA 93454 [Website](https//

  2. Vandenberg Space Force Base Lompoc, CA 93437 [Website](https//

  3. Santa Maria Joint Union High School District 2560 Skyway Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93455 [Website](https//


City Services

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City Offices The city offices are located at 110 E Cook St, Santa Maria, CA 93454. For inquiries, you can contact them at (805) 925-0951.


Emergency Services

Police Department The Santa Maria Police Department is located at 1111 W Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93458. For emergencies, dial 911. For non-emergencies, call (805) 928-3781.

Fire Department The Santa Maria Fire Department is located at 314 W Cook St, Santa Maria, CA 93458. For emergencies, dial 911. For non-emergencies, call (805) 925-0951.

Hospital Marian Regional Medical Center is located at 1400 E Church St, Santa Maria, CA 93454. For medical emergencies, dial 911. For general inquiries, call (805) 739-3000.


What Makes Santa Maria Special

Santa Maria is known for its rich cultural heritage, delicious cuisine, and stunning natural beauty. The city is famous for its barbecue, with several local restaurants serving up mouthwatering tri-tip and other Central Coast specialties. Additionally, Santa Maria is close to some of California's most beautiful beaches, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The city also boasts a vibrant arts scene, with numerous galleries and theaters showcasing local talent.


Annual Events and Festivals

Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival Held annually in April, this festival celebrates the region's strawberry harvest with live music, food, and family-friendly activities.

Santa Maria Elks Rodeo This annual event, held in June, features rodeo events, live entertainment, and a carnival.

Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Annual Family Kite Festival Held in September, this festival celebrates the joys of kite flying with games, contests, and kite-making workshops.


With its beautiful scenery, rich culture, and friendly community, Santa Maria, California offers a unique blend of small-town charm and big-city amenities. Whether you're looking to live or visit, Santa Maria has something for everyone, making it a truly special place on California's Central Coast.


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