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”.