Pajaro Dunes CDP, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pajaro Dunes CDP, California - Basic Facts

The Pajaro Dunes Census Designated Place had a population of 136 as of July 1, 2016. Pajaro Dunes CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Pajaro Dunes CDP is located at latitude 36.8682 and longitude -121.8057 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Pajaro Dunes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

The Pajaro Dunes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583104) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Pajaro Dunes Census Designated Place is located within Watsonville CCD of Santa Cruz County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pajaro Dunes CDP 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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Pajaro Dunes CDP, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 136
Population in Households 125
Population in Familes 107
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 53
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 49
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 37
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20 ( 3.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 ( 5.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 518 (91.4%)
Median Home Value $958,333
Average Home Value $888,158


Median Household Income $48,859
Average Household Income $89,984
Per Capita Income $26,723
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.91% -0.3%
Households -1.25% -0.41%
Families 1.36% -0.55%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   0.55%
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.

Pajaro Dunes CDP, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pajaro Dunes CDP 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 # 1400 8th
Population Density1 # 1374 9th
Diversity Index2 # 166 89th
Median Household Income # 949 37th
Per Capita Income # 815 46th

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