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

The community name derives from Spanish for carpenter shop.

The latitude of Carpinteria is 34.398N. The longitude is -119.517W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 33 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,037.


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Median household income
Local
$47,729
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Carpinteria demographic reports
Carpinteria is on the Santa Barbara Channel of the Pacific.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 24. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
No. 19 among Best Beaches 2000, by Stephen Leatherman ("Dr. Beach"), director of the U Maryland's Laboratory for Coastal Research
Filming location for:
· 2004 movie, "Sideways"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • California Avocado Festival - Oct. 5-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Carpinteria web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Carpinteria State Beach
Historic sites and museums: Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
Colleges and universities: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Quotes:
One of Southern California's last old-fashioned beach towns
-- Los Angeles Times travel section, July 15, 2001

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Carpinteria residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carpinteria ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carpinteria was $21,563, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Carpinteria residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Carpinteria, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $892.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,863.


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Libraries in Carpinteria include Carpinteria Library ... View libraries

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Carpinteria workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Carpinteria between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Carpinteria include Best Western, Holiday Inn Express, Motel 6, Motel 6 Carpinteria, Sandyland Reef Inn.

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Pros: Amtrac stop LA to SF, beautiful public beaches, small town atmosphere, clean and little crime.

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