Amesti, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Amesti, California - Basic Facts

The Amesti Census Designated Place had a population of 3,895 as of July 1, 2018. Amesti ranks in 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 Amesti is located at latitude 36.9595 and longitude -121.7817 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Amesti Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 148 feet.

The Amesti Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407740) 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 Amesti Census Designated Place is located within Watsonville CCD of Santa Cruz County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Amesti population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Amesti, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,895
Population in Households 3,877
Population in Familes 3,311
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 1,302
Diversity Index2 84


Median Household Income $48,708
Average Household Income $74,723
Per Capita Income $21,711


Total Housing Units 1,119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 654 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 429 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $495,385
Average Home Value $552,026


Total Households 1,083
Average Household Size 3.58
Family Households 808
Average Family Size 4
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.38% 1.09%
Households 1.19% 1.0%
Families 0.27% 1.02%
Median Household Income   5.56%
Per Capita Income   3.81%

Amesti, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amesti to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 704 54th
Population Density # 718 53rd
Diversity Index # 214 86th
Median Household Income # 1041 31st
Per Capita Income # 1135 25th

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