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The city of Santa Maria, also called "BBQ Capital of California" encompasses the following counties: Santa Barbara. Santa Maria's government is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Alice Patino.
Santa Maria encompasses land area: 22.756 sq mi (58.937 km2), water area: 0.639 sq mi (1.655 km2) 2.73%. The elevation is 220 ft (67 m) above sea level. This equates to a population density of 4,300/sq mi (1,700/km2). The local time zone is PST (UTC-8).
Zip codes in Santa Maria include 93454-93458. Local area codes are 805. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 06-69196, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at http://www.ci.santa-maria.ca.us/.
Santa Maria is a city in Santa Barbara County, in Southern California. It is approximately 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Los Angeles (city limits). The 2012 population was 101,459, putting it ahead of Santa Barbara (the county seat) for the first time and making it the largest city in the county. The estimated population of the area is 171,227, which includes Santa Maria, the city of Guadalupe and the unincorporated township of Orcutt. The city is notable for its wine industry and Santa Maria-style barbecue. Sunset Magazine called Santa Maria 'The West’s Best BBQ Town”.