Soquel, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Soquel, California - Basic Facts

The Soquel Census Designated Place had a population of 10,216 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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

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Soquel, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,216
Population in Households 10,158
Population in Familes 7,609
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density1 2,222
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 4,094
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,517
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,797 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,297 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 234 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $646,989
Average Home Value $662,737


Median Household Income $77,472
Average Household Income $108,735
Per Capita Income $43,927
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 1.14%
Households 0.73% 1.09%
Families 0.77% 1.11%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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.

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, 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 # 487 68th
Population Density1 # 571 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 910 40th
Median Household Income # 347 77th
Per Capita Income # 269 82nd

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