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Goleta is a city in Santa Barbara County, in the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "small ship" or "schooner"
The latitude of Goleta is 34.435N. The longitude is -119.826W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 55,204.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Goleta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Santa Barbara County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Santa Barbara area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93111 ZIP code.
13% of Goleta residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Goleta ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Goleta was $28,890, compared with $21,587 nationally.
39% of Goleta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Goleta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $957. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,865.
Libraries in Goleta include Goleta Library ... View libraries
Santa Barbara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Goleta political report.
The average commute time for Goleta workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Goleta between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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