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The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Carpinteria is approximately 13,829 (2004), 13040 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,457 (1990), 4759 (2010).
The amount of land area in Carpinteria is 7.007 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Carpinteria is 2.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 11.833 sq kilometers.
The distance from Carpinteria to Washington DC is 2498 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 305 miles. (as the crow flies)
Carpinteria is positioned 34.38 degrees north of the equator and 119.51 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Carpinteria elevation is 14 feet above sea level.
Carpinteria median income is $ 47,729 (2000).
The Carpinteria median home price is $ 382,400 (2000).
Carpinteria average temperature is 68-80 degrees F.


on the California Pacific Coast just 13 miles south of Santa Barbara. Other nearby communities include Toro Canyon, Summerland, Montecito, Mission Canyon, Oak View, Mira Monte and Meiners Oaks.
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mild with over 300 days of sunshine every year.
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History & History Related Items

Carpinteria was named for explorer Gaspar de Portola who, after finding many wooden boats at the beach here, gave it the name which means carpentry. The Chumash Indians lived in the area and utilized the gentle slope in the water and the mild waves to launch their boats.
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Photos and information for Carpinteria

Mussel Shoals is an area just 5 miles south of Carpinteria. See this site for some pictures and information about the area.
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The population of Carpinteria was:
1990 - 13,747
2000 - 14,194
2004 - 13,829

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