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"Danish capital of America"

Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, in the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria metro area.

The community name derives from Danish for "sun meadow."

The latitude of Solvang is 34.595N. The longitude is -120.136W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 505 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,286.


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Median household income
Local
$45,799
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Solvang demographic reports
Solvang is in the Santa Ynez Mountains.
The city was founded by Danish-American educators.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2004 movie, "Sideways"
Performing arts: Solvang Theaterfest
Historic sites and museums: Elverh?j Museum, Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Mission Santa In?

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13% of Solvang residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Solvang ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Solvang was $25,363, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of Solvang residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Solvang, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $798.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,882.


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Santa Barbara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Solvang political report.

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The average commute time for Solvang workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Solvang include Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, Best Western King Frederik, Best Western Kronborg Inn, Country Inn & Suites, Royal Scandinavian Inn, Svendsgaards Danish Lodge, Tivoli Inn Hotel.

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