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About Santa Maria

Santa Maria (Spanish for "St. Mary") is a city in the Central Coast of California in northern Santa Barbara County. It is approximately 65 mi northwest of Santa Barbara and 150 mi northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Its population was 109,707 at the 2020 census, making it the most populous city in the county and the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area. The city is notable for its wine industry and Santa Maria-style barbecue.

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