Live Oak, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Live Oak, California - Basic Facts

The Live Oak Census Designated Place had a population of 17,790 as of July 1, 2016. Live Oak ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Live Oak is located at latitude 36.986 and longitude -121.9804 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Live Oak Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 105 feet.

The Live Oak Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408622) 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 Live Oak Census Designated Place is located within Santa Cruz CCD of Santa Cruz County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Live Oak 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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Live Oak, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,790
Population in Households 17,272
Population in Familes 12,530
Population in Group Qrtrs 518
Population Density1 5,486
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 6,577
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 3,921
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,902 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,541 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,036 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 325 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $593,827
Average Home Value $591,309


Median Household Income $60,957
Average Household Income $86,725
Per Capita Income $33,440
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.77%
Households 0.33% 0.74%
Families 0.26% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Live Oak, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Live Oak 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 # 368 76th
Population Density1 # 204 87th
Diversity Index2 # 613 59th
Median Household Income # 598 61st
Per Capita Income # 497 67th

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