Interlaken, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Interlaken, California - Basic Facts

The Interlaken Census Designated Place had a population of 7,706 as of July 1, 2017. Interlaken ranks in the upper 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 Interlaken is located at latitude 36.9506 and longitude -121.7375 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Interlaken Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.4 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 128 feet.

The Interlaken Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408427) 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 Interlaken Census Designated Place is located within Watsonville CCD of Santa Cruz County.

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

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


Total Population 7,706
Daytime Population: Workers 2,495
Daytime Population: Residents 4,239
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,734
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 7,590
Population in Familes 6,679
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density2 786
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $67,331
Average Household Income $83,425
Per Capita Income $19,669


Total Housing Units 1,827 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,147 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 616 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $466,364
Average Home Value $545,096


Total Households 1,763
Average Household Size 4.31
Family Households 1,490
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.71% 0.54%
Households 0.58% 0.54%
Families 0.62% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Interlaken, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Interlaken 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 # 546 64th
Population Density # 828 45th
Diversity Index # 258 83rd
Median Household Income # 522 66th
Per Capita Income # 1181 22nd

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