Interlaken, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Interlaken, California - Basic Facts

The Interlaken Census Designated Place had a population of 7,712 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 7,712
Population in Households 7,601
Population in Familes 6,692
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density1 787
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 1,752
Average Household Size 4.34
Family Households 1,481
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 1,833 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,138 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 614 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $431,522
Average Home Value $530,904


Median Household Income $64,658
Average Household Income $79,766
Per Capita Income $18,686
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.84% 0.94%
Households 0.58% 0.92%
Families 0.62% 0.93%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

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, 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 # 540 64th
Population Density1 # 824 46th
Diversity Index2 # 257 83rd
Median Household Income # 520 66th
Per Capita Income # 1202 21st

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