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Aptos, California - Basic Facts

The Aptos Census Designated Place had a population of 6,351 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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

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Aptos, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,351
Population in Households 6,247
Population in Familes 4,819
Population in Group Qrtrs 104
Population Density1 988
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 2,568
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,678
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,787 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,913 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 654 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $726,753
Average Home Value $777,834


Median Household Income $81,987
Average Household Income $109,237
Per Capita Income $44,206
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.72%
Households 0.12% 0.65%
Families 0.37% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 592 61st
Population Density1 # 773 49th
Diversity Index2 # 1129 26th
Median Household Income # 287 81st
Per Capita Income # 259 83rd

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