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Aptos, California - Basic Facts

The Aptos Census Designated Place had a population of 6,520 as of July 1, 2017. Aptos ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Aptos is located at latitude 36.9911 and longitude -121.8928 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Aptos Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 108 feet.

The Aptos Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407750) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Aptos Census Designated Place is located within Santa Cruz CCD of Santa Cruz County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Aptos population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Aptos: Aptos Rancho, Rancho Aptos.

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Aptos, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,520
Daytime Population: Workers 5,091
Daytime Population: Residents 3,039
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,130
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 6,412
Population in Familes 4,938
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density2 1,014
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $86,046
Average Household Income $117,434
Per Capita Income $47,953


Total Housing Units 2,834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,985 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 677 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $771,530
Average Home Value $837,847


Total Households 2,661
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,737
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.65% 0.62%
Households 0.59% 0.59%
Families 0.8% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Aptos, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aptos to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 591 61st
Population Density # 769 49th
Diversity Index # 1140 25th
Median Household Income # 282 81st
Per Capita Income # 246 84th

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