Santa Maria, CA Demographics

The total population of Santa Maria is estimated to be 109,543 with 54,654 males (49.89%) and 54,889 females (50.11%). There are 235 more females than males in Santa Maria.
The median household income in Santa Maria was $79,231 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 2,592(3.38%) from $76,639 in 2020. This income is 106.20% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Santa Maria sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $98,125. Overall, the median household income for the city of Santa Maria stands at $81,447.
In Santa Maria, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $35,667 for males and $23,735 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $41,535 for males and $41,823 for females.
In Santa Maria, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 5 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $121,800, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $61,509.
In 2022, the population of Santa Maria was 110,125, a 0.44% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Santa Maria's population was 109,647, a decline of 0.09% compared to a population of 109,742 in 2020.
The median age in Santa Maria, CA is 29.2, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 26.53% were under the age of 15, 24.75% aged 15 to 29, 38.64% aged 30 to 64, 8.16% aged 65 to 84, and 1.92% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Santa Maria population: 59.43% are White, 1.17% are Black or African American, 1.66% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 4.66% are Asian, 0.02% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 11.33% are some other race and 21.73% are multiracial.