Toro Canyon, California

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Toro Canyon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Barbara County, California, United States. The population was 1,697 at the 2000 census.


Toro Canyon is located at 34°25′6″N 119°33′47″W / 34.41833°N 119.56306°W / 34.41833; -119.56306 (34.418395, -119.562920)[1]. It is bounded on the west by Montecito and Summerland, on the east and southeast by Carpinteria, on the north by Los Padres National Forest, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,697 people, 698 households, and 450 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 468.1 people per square mile (180.5/km²). There were 814 housing units at an average density of 224.5/sq mi (86.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.98% White, 0.35% African American, 0.35% Native American, 1.36% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 8.01% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.26% of the population.

There were 698 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 31.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $68,789, and the median income for a family was $79,732. Males had a median income of $58,207 versus $32,969 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $45,967. About 4.6% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

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