Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley CDP, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley CDP, California - Basic Facts

The Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 2,452 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley CDP is located at latitude 36.9606 and longitude -121.834 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 9.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

The Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407751) 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 Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley Census Designated Place is located within Watsonville CCD of Santa Cruz County.


Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley CDP, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,452 (100%)
Population in Households 2,435 (99.3%)
Population in Families 1,932 (78.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 17 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 265
Diversity Index2 67


Median Household Income $112,114
Average Household Income $143,899
% of Income for Mortgage4 36%
Per Capita Income $51,649
Wealth Index5 225


Total HU (Housing Units) 932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 691 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 209 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $951,733
Average Home Value $1,084,565
Housing Affordability Index3 69


Total Households 900
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 628
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.4% 0.32%
Households 0.37% 0.29%
Families 0.33% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
Owner Occupied HU   0.43%


Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley CDP, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley CDP to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 838 45th
Population Density # 1076 29th
Median Household Income # 194 87th
Housing Affordability Index # 389 26th
Per Capita Income # 272 82nd
Diversity Index # 722 52nd

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