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Soquel, California - Basic Facts

The Soquel Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Santa Cruz County at latitude 36.9978 and longitude -121.9482. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 33 feet.

The formal official name is the Soquel Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Soquel, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Soquel indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Soquel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Soquel: El Rosario, Saquel, Sauguel, Sauquil, Shoquel, Soque.

Soquel Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map

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Soquel, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 9,870
Population in Households 9,813
Population in Familes 7,346
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density1 2,147
Diversity Index2 54
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,003
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,454
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,723 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,280 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $497,710
Average Home Value $571,841
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,658
Average Household Income $96,329
Per Capita Income $39,322
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.55% 0.92%
Households 0.54% 0.98%
Families 0.53% 0.98%
Median Household Income   4.0%
Per Capita Income   3.61%
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.

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Soquel, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Soquel to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 491 68th
Population Density1 # 584 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 915 40th
Median Household Income # 403 74th
Per Capita Income # 280 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.