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 140 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Pajaro Dunes CDP, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 140
Daytime Population: Workers 465
Daytime Population: Residents 75
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 540
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.86
Population in Households 128
Population in Familes 110
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 55
Diversity Index3 85


Median Household Income $52,600
Average Household Income $97,287
Per Capita Income $28,322


Total Housing Units 567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20 ( 3.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 ( 5.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 516 (91.0%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $998,750


Total Households 51
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 38
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 -0.39% -0.29%
Households -0.53% -0.4%
Families 1.55% -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

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, 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 # 1397 8th
Population Density # 1367 10th
Diversity Index # 165 89th
Median Household Income # 873 42nd
Per Capita Income # 792 48th

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