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Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, California - Basic Facts

The Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley CDP(1) had a population of 2,339 as of July 1, 2023.

The primary coordinate point for Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 2,339 (100%)
Population in Households 2,327 (99.5%)
Population in Families 1,846 (78.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 12 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 253
Diversity Index2 68


Median Household Income $117,805
Average Household Income $172,808
% of Income for Mortgage4 62%
Per Capita Income $65,984
Wealth Index5 244
Socioeconomic Status Index6 High (66.9)


Total HU (Housing Units) 951 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 708 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 185 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $1,223,684
Average Home Value $1,324,506
Housing Affordability Index3 41


Total Households 893
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 618
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.57% -0.35%
Households -0.34% -0.20%
Families   -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.82%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.03%

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

The table below compares Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley to the other 1,611 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 872 46th
Population Density # 1140 29th
Median Household Income # 244 85th
Housing Affordability Index # 401 25th
Per Capita Income # 239 85th
Diversity Index # 848 47th

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