Carpinteria, California in Santa Barbara County


History and Overview

Located in southeastern Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria is a charming coastal city nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Its name, Spanish for "carpentry," reflects its early roots as a hub for the Chumash people, who used tar from natural seeps in the area to waterproof their canoes.

Carpinteria's neighboring cities and counties include Santa Barbara to the northwest, Ventura to the southeast, and San Luis Obispo to the north. The city is renowned for its beautiful beaches, rich agricultural history, and a relaxed coastal lifestyle. Overall Niche Grade

According to, Carpinteria has an overall niche grade of A-, reflecting its high marks in areas like public schools, weather, and outdoor activities.



Geography: Carpinteria covers approximately 9 square miles, with a stunning coastline that stretches for over 2 miles.

Population: The city is home to approximately 13,600 residents.

Demographics: Carpinteria boasts a diverse population, with a mix of Caucasian, Hispanic, and Asian residents.

Average Household Income and Education Levels: The average household income in Carpinteria is $85,000, and a significant portion of the population holds a bachelor's degree or higher.



Average Home Value: The average home value in Carpinteria is $950,000.

Average Home Price: The average home price in Carpinteria is $1,100,000.

Average Home Rental Price: The average home rental price per month in Carpinteria is $2,800.


Crime and Safety rates Carpinteria as above average in terms of crime and safety, making it a relatively safe community to live in.


Schools and Universities

Carpinteria is served by the Carpinteria Unified School District, which includes several elementary, middle, and high schools. The city is also home to Cate School, a prestigious co-educational college preparatory boarding school.


Top Employers

Some of the top employers in the Carpinteria area include:


  1. Procore Technologies A leading construction management software company. (Address: 6309 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013, URL:

  2. NuSil Technology A manufacturer of silicone-based materials. (Address: 1050 Cindy Ln, Carpinteria, CA 93013, URL:

  3. Carl's Jr. A fast-food restaurant chain. (Address: 6309 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013, URL:


City Information

Official City Website:

City Offices Location: 5775 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Phone Number: (805) 684-5405


Emergency Contact Information

Police Department: 5775 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013, (805) 684-4561,, .

Fire Department: 911 Walnut Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013, (805) 684-4591,

Hospital: Carpinteria Valley Memorial Hospital, 970 Maple Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013, (805) 684-4117,


What Makes Carpentaria Special

Carpinteria is known for its pristine beaches, such as Carpinteria State Beach and Rincon Beach, which offer excellent surfing, swimming, and sunbathing opportunities. The city's downtown area is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and art galleries, making it a vibrant cultural hub.


Annual Events and Festivals

Carpinteria Arts and Crafts Show: Held annually in early December, this event showcases local artisans and their work. California Avocado Festival: This festival, held in October, celebrates Carpinteria's avocado industry with food, music, and entertainment.

Carpinteria, with its stunning beaches, vibrant downtown area, and strong sense of community, offers a unique blend of coastal beauty and small-town charm. Whether you're looking to live in a peaceful seaside community or planning a visit to explore its natural wonders, Carpinteria has something for everyone.

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