Aptos, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Aptos, California - Basic Facts

The Aptos Census Designated Place had a population of 6,520 as of July 1, 2018. Aptos ranks in the lower 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 Aptos is located at latitude 36.9911 and longitude -121.8928 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Aptos Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 108 feet.

The Aptos Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407750) 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 Aptos Census Designated Place is located within Santa Cruz CCD of Santa Cruz County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Aptos: Aptos Rancho, Rancho Aptos.

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


Total Population 6,520
Population in Households 6,411
Population in Familes 4,987
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density2 1,014
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $92,630
Average Household Income $127,750
Per Capita Income $51,725


Total Housing Units 2,770 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,990 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 650 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $912,444
Average Home Value $1,043,100


Total Households 2,640
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,723
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.57% 0.55%
Households 0.43% 0.47%
Families 0.6% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

Aptos, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aptos 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 # 592 61st
Population Density # 774 49th
Diversity Index # 1159 23rd
Median Household Income # 270 82nd
Per Capita Income # 224 85th

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