Santa Maria, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 22,813 housing units in Santa Maria. This represents a 7.9% growth from 21,144 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 22,769 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 44 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Santa Maria is about 55.9%. Santa Maria's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 3.2%. Average household size is 3.39 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Santa Maria were built after 1975.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type9%
One Bedroom15.80%
Two Bedrooms26.70%
Three Bedrooms36.30%
Four Bedrooms10.90%
Five Bedrooms or more1.40%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.02
Median year structure was built1977
Median Value of occupied units$145,600
Median Price asked for vacant units$169,200

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.87
Median year structure was built1972
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$607

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.10%
Second Mortgage12.30%
Home Equity Loan4.30%
Simple Mortgage57.60%
Debt Free25.80%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs22.6%