Nearly a quarter of Santa Barbara County’s population are immigrants. Forty-four percent of all residents are Hispanic or Latino. More than 11,000 undocumented farmworkers labor in county fields and ranches.
Those figures and others were published earlier this month by CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy), Santa Barbara’s leading advocacy group on immigration and working class issues.
CAUSE drew its information from a number of accredited sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the California Employment Development Department, the Migration Policy Institute, and the Center for Immigration Studies.
Below is the full list of statistics and additional data from the 2015 American Community Survey, the most recent census information available. The full survey is here.
Overall Population and Demographic Estimates
Total population: 435,850
Median age: 33.6 years
18 years and over: 337,363
65 years and over: 59,556
Hispanic or Latino: 193,304
Immigrant Population Estimates
All immigrants: 108,080
Non-citizen immigrants: 67,949
Undocumented immigrants: 39,516
Undocumented workforce: 23,871
Undocumented farmworkers: 11,760
DACA eligible: 5,000
Current DACA recipients: 4,000
Secure Communities deportations: 2,684