Santa Ynez

The Valley averages about 16 inches of rainfall per year and during the winter and spring the hills and pastures turn a rich green.

Welcome to Santa Ynez

A Sophisticated Cowboy Town

 
In the vintage township of Santa Ynez (population 4,418), it’s sometimes hard to tell if it’s 2014 or 1884 with its period-style false-front building facades housing shops, saloons, feed stores and random horses hitched to posts. However, this rather sophisticated cowboy town also boasts plenty of conveniences for modern-day trail riders with plenty of Things to Do in Santa Ynez, California.
 

Restaurants in Santa Ynez

A variety of restaurants serve up delicious options from casual burgers, pancakes, and waffles (beloved by locals), to steaks, seafood, regional Italian fare, Latin fusion and locavore cuisine.
 

Shops, Museums

Modern shops and galleries line streets with horse-shoe embedded crosswalks. Don’t miss the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House for a fascinating does of Old West heritage and myriad events year-round such as the Vaquero Show & Sale in November.
 

Events & Entertainment

The Chumash Casino Resort is adjacent to the township with 24/7 gaming, live entertainment, dining and a luxurious hotel. Old Santa Ynez Day every June is just one fun time to visit, when the town celebrates with a street fair, parade and country-western entertainment.
 
Cyclists gravitate to Santa Ynez as well for a world-class training center, tours or just the chance to ride a bike along serene country roads – there’s plenty to see and do in the town that gave the Valley its name.

Overview for Santa Ynez, CA

5,335 people live in Santa Ynez, where the median age is 41.8 and the average individual income is $50,274.87. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,335

Total Population

41.8 years

Median Age

Low

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

$50,274.87

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Santa Ynez, CA

Santa Ynez has 2,037 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Santa Ynez do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,335 people call Santa Ynez home. The population density is 357.38 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,335

Total Population

Low

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

41.8

Median Age

47.72 / 52.28%

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
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
2,037

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$50,274.87

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 Santa Ynez, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Santa Ynez. 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
Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Santa Ynez Valley Union High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Santa Ynez Valley Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Santa Ynez Elementary
PUBLIC
1st - 8th
4/5
College Elementary
PUBLIC
K - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available

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