Soquel, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Soquel, California - Basic Facts

The Soquel Census Designated Place had a population of 10,291 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Soquel is located at latitude 36.9978 and longitude -121.9482 in Santa Cruz County. 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. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Soquel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408757) 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 Soquel Census Designated Place is located within Santa Cruz CCD of Santa Cruz County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Soquel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 10,291
Daytime Population: Workers 5,617
Daytime Population: Residents 4,842
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,459
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 10,232
Population in Familes 7,656
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density2 2,238
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $80,609
Average Household Income $117,894
Per Capita Income $48,018


Total Housing Units 4,344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,845 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,317 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $674,431
Average Home Value $705,114


Total Households 4,162
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,555
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 0.9% 0.76%
Households 0.86% 0.75%
Families 0.87% 0.76%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Soquel, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Soquel 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 # 486 68th
Population Density # 572 62nd
Diversity Index # 917 40th
Median Household Income # 345 77th
Per Capita Income # 244 84th

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