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Santa Ynez

Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Casinos
Santa Ynez is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California.The town of Santa Ynez is one of the communities of the Santa Ynez Valley. It features the Santa Ynez Airport for general aviation, with a paved 2804 x 75 foot runway. The population was 4,418 at the 2010 census, down from 4,584 at the 2000 census. It is named after Saint Agnes, Santa Ynez in the Spanish language.GeographySanta Ynez is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.1sqmi, 99.86% of it land, and 0.14% of it covered by water. Santa Ynez is located about 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, California, and is known for its world-class wineries.ClimateThis region experiences warm and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Santa Ynez has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.Demographics2010The 2010 United States Census reported that Santa Ynez had a population of 4,418. The population density was 859.0 people per square mile (331.7/km²). The racial makeup of Santa Ynez was 3,797 (85.9%) White, 12 (0.3%) African American, 234 (5.3%) Native American, 51 (1.2%) Asian, 4 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 147 (3.3%) from other races, and 173 (3.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 639 persons (14.5%).
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