The following are a collection of quick facts helping to paint a better picture of the Hispanic population in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties. Insights that matter...
San Luis Obispo County
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 55,973
21% Share of the population.
Within the county, 7.9% businesses are Hispanic-owned firms.
Santa Barbara County
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 181,687
43% Share of the population.
Within the county, 13.9% businesses are Hispanic-owned firms.
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 331,567
40% Share of the population
Within the county, 15% businesses are Hispanic-owned firms.
More facts about Latinos in California:
Between 2006 and 2008, the number of Latinos who earned undergraduate degrees in California grew by 13 percent, while other groups increased by just eight percent.
Among the top 10 states enrolling Latinos, California had the largest increase in degrees conferred to Latinos over three years.
However, college completion among Latino students in California still lags behind their Non-Hispanic White counterparts.
David, E. (2011). Despite progress, California Latinos lag behind others in college completion. Retrieved from http://www.edexcelencia.org/newsroom/pressreleases/2011/08/despite-progress-california-latinos-lag-behind-others-college-complet
Pew Hispanic Center. (2011) Retrieved from http://pewhispanic.org/data/census2010/