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Santa Maria Apartments
Last updated February 22 2024 at 12:51 AM

Santa Maria, CA
81 Apartments for Rent

Santa Maria Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 107,263
Population Density: 4,703.2 people/sq mile
Median Age: 30
Percentage of Family Households: 74%
Median Annual Income: $69,714 / year
Median Rent: $1,682 / month

What locals are saying

What do wine, amazing weather and Zorro have in common? They all reside (or have resided, RIP masked man) in Santa Maria.

Located in Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria is bursting with great apartments to rest your head at night, something you’ll need considering all the wine that flows through this part of California

Santa Maria Demographics


How diverse is Santa Maria?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Santa Maria is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Santa Maria are Hispanic Or Latino (77.5%), White (13.8%), Asian (6%), Two Or More (1.3%), Black Or African American (1.3%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), Other (0%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Santa Maria residents?

The median age in Santa Maria is 30 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Santa Maria?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Santa Maria is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Santa Maria are Hispanic Or Latino (77.5%), White (13.8%), Asian (6%), Two Or More (1.3%), Black Or African American (1.3%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), Other (0%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Santa Maria residents?

The median age in Santa Maria is 30 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Santa Maria Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Santa Maria is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Above Average
The level of violent crime in Santa Maria is above average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Santa Maria is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Santa Maria


Elementary Schools

6 /10
Ontiveros (Juan Pacifico) Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
933 Students
2 Reviews
933
Students
2 Reviews
5 /10
Rice (William) Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
905 Students
1 Reviews
905
Students
1 Reviews
5 /10
Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
779 Students
5 Reviews
779
Students
5 Reviews

Middle Schools

5 /10
Kunst (Tommie) Junior High School
Public
7-8
Public
7-8
1,099 Students
3 Reviews
1,099
Students
3 Reviews
3 /10
El Camino Junior High School
Public
7-8
Public
7-8
850 Students
2 Reviews
850
Students
2 Reviews
2 /10
Fesler (Isaac) Junior High School
Public
7-8
Public
7-8
974 Students
4 Reviews
974
Students
4 Reviews

High Schools

6 /10
Pioneer Valley High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,776 Students
13 Reviews
2,776
Students
13 Reviews
4 /10
Santa Maria High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,720 Students
14 Reviews
2,720
Students
14 Reviews

What Renters Say about Santa Maria


Apartment List has released the results for Santa Maria from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
70%
Weather
60%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
38%
Commute Time
29%
Social Life
24%
State and Local Taxes
23%
Safety and Crime Rate
15%
Affordability
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Average rent in Santa Maria, California

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Maria is $2,176, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,652. Rent rates updated 7 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Santa Maria, CA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Santa Maria, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 81 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Santa Maria. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Santa Maria is $1,924 for a studio, $2,176 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $2,652 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Santa Maria apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Santa Maria, CA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Santa Maria?

In Santa Maria, the average rent is $1,924 for a studio, $2,176 for a 1-bedroom, $2,652 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,253 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Santa Maria, check out our monthly Santa Maria Rent Report.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Santa Maria?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Santa Maria apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Santa Maria?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Santa Maria.

How can I find off-campus housing in Santa Maria?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Santa Maria. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Ventura College, Allan Hancock College, University of California-Santa Barbara, Oxnard College, and California State University-Channel Islands.