The Facts

  • The Westside of SB has the lowest rate of heath & human services per capita of any 'high poverty tract' in the city of Santa Barbara

  • One Westside census tract has the highest rate citywide of individuals without health insurance, with 38% uninsured

  • In some census tracts, over 20% of Westside residents describe their health as 'fair or poor'

  • Westside residents experience some of the greatest mental health needs in Santa Barbara, with 10% or more in some Westside tracts reporting a diagnosis of depression

  • In census tracts around Harding Elementary School, 25% of residents live below the federal poverty threshold

A Snapshot of Poverty in Santa Barbara County. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.sbcc.edu/institutionalresearch/Snapshot-of-Poverty-in-SBCounty-20131.pdf

A Snapshot of Poverty in Santa Barbara County. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.sbcc.edu/institutionalresearch/Snapshot-of-Poverty-in-SBCounty-20131.pdf

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