Garey, California

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census-designated place
Garey is located in California
Position in California.
Coordinates: 34°53′09″N 120°18′50″W / 34.88583°N 120.31389°W / 34.88583; -120.31389Coordinates: 34°53′09″N 120°18′50″W / 34.88583°N 120.31389°W / 34.88583; -120.31389
Country  United States
State  California
County Santa Barbara
 • Total 1.269 sq mi (3.286 km2)
 • Land 1.265 sq mi (3.276 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.010 km2)  0.30%
Elevation[2] 387 ft (118 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 68
 • Density 54/sq mi (21/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 93454
Area code(s) 805
GNIS feature ID 2583023
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Garey, California

Garey is a census-designated place in Santa Barbara County, California located east of U.S. Route 101 about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Santa Maria and 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Sisquoc. The ZIP Code is 93454, and the community is inside area code 805. The population was 68 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), 99.70% of it land, and 0.30% of it water.


The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Garey had a population of 68. The population density was 53.6 people per square mile (20.7/km²). The racial makeup of Garey was 53 (77.9%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 1 (1.5%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 5 (7.4%) from other races, and 9 (13.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21 persons (30.9%).

The Census reported that 68 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 28 households, out of which 6 (21.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 15 (53.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 3 (10.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 0 (0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 0 (0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 10 households (35.7%) were made up of individuals and 3 (10.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43. There were 18 families (64.3% of all households); the average family size was 3.17.

The population was spread out with 13 people (19.1%) under the age of 18, 4 people (5.9%) aged 18 to 24, 17 people (25.0%) aged 25 to 44, 25 people (36.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 9 people (13.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.0 years. For every 100 females there were 112.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.5 males.

There were 29 housing units at an average density of 22.9 per square mile (8.8/km²), of which 20 (71.4%) were owner-occupied, and 8 (28.6%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 42 people (61.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 26 people (38.2%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Garey, California
  3. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.