It is one of the many communities of the Black Hills Indian Reservation. It is located in Santa Barbara County, California. It is adjacent to the cdp of Santa Ynez, California which means it will have to be relocated. Lompoc is 21 miles to the west. Santa Maria is 30 miles to the northwest. According to the 2000 census, the population of Santa Ynez is 122. Indians account for 83 of the community's population. Mexicans account for 21 of Santa Ynez population, while whites account for 24 of the population of Santa Ynez. There is a race identification problem at Santa Ynez. There are 42 housing units in Santa Ynez. The average household size is near 3.0 person per housing unit. Elevation is 528 feet above sea level. Santa Ynez is pronounced as San-ta E-nas. Supposedly it's of Spanish origins of the name Agnes. However, the Kootenai of the Flathead Reservation, pronounced Ignace as E-nes. Below are several google earth photos of Santa Ynez.