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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Carpinteria is a suburb of with a population of 13,550. Carpinteria is in Santa Barbara County. Living in Carpinteria offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Carpinteria there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Carpinteria and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Carpinteria are above average.
About Carpinteria...
Population
13,550

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$671,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,894
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    145.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    262.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,079.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    204.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Carpinteria

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,505
National
$55,322

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I’ve lived in Carpinteria most of my life. It is a beautiful small beachside town ten miles south of Santa Barbara. Commuting around town is easily down by using the trolley system, riding a bike, running, walking or driving. It is located between the beach and our beautiful mountains. Agriculture and technology are the largest businesses here. There is a weekly Farmer’s Market and several festivals throughout the year, the Avocado Festival being the most well known. I love living here.
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I've lived in Carpinteria for the last 20 years. I moved here from Palm Springs just before I turned 8. It is a small town and most people here are very friendly. Carpinteria boasts having the world's safest beach as well. Linden Ave. is lined with local businesses, and there are many places to shop and eat, however most places close relatively early in the afternoon. Overall, Carpinteria is an idyllic place to grow up and live.
Overall, Carpinteria is a very beautiful town with people who truly care. The city is very laid back and has a friendly feel. Although Carpinteria is a very small town, it is not difficult to find things to do. Most days, locals will spend their time at the beach or grab a bite to eat downtown. I love Carpinteria and all that it has to offer, however there is a tweak I would make so that it absolutely perfect. I wish locals were more willing to take care of their town, as there is trash and gum almost everywhere. This problem could be solved with programs that devote their time to cleaning the city and making it beautiful.