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 17,992 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 17,992
Daytime Population: Workers 8,471
Daytime Population: Residents 8,429
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,900
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 17,453
Population in Familes 12,649
Population in Group Qrtrs 539
Population Density2 5,549
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $63,361
Average Household Income $91,305
Per Capita Income $35,463


Total Housing Units 7,003 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,609 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,099 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 295 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $610,588
Average Home Value $620,955


Total Households 6,708
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 3,993
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 0.66% 0.55%
Households 0.56% 0.54%
Families 0.48% 0.54%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

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, 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 # 370 76th
Population Density # 208 86th
Diversity Index # 613 59th
Median Household Income # 584 62nd
Per Capita Income # 488 68th

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