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Santa Maria has the 217th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Santa Maria is part of the Santa Barbara metro area. Unemployment in the Santa Barbara area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Santa Barbara has the 100th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Santa Maria is below average at $51,390, and the median cost of a home in Santa Maria is $252,200, which is above the national average. 13% of workers in Santa Maria hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 58% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Santa Maria. 66% of Santa Maria workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 14% carpool, and 15% walk. People in Santa Maria spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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Workforce Resource Center - Santa Maria

1410 South Broadway
Suite E
Santa Maria, CA 93454