Live Oak, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Live Oak, California - Basic Facts

The Live Oak Census Designated Place had a population of 18,049 as of July 1, 2018. Live Oak ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Live Oak is located at latitude 36.9836 and longitude -121.9805 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Live Oak Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 105 feet.

The Live Oak Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408622) 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 Live Oak Census Designated Place is located within Santa Cruz CCD of Santa Cruz County.

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


Total Population 18,049
Population in Households 17,502
Population in Familes 12,833
Population in Group Qrtrs 547
Population Density2 5,566
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $67,114
Average Household Income $96,831
Per Capita Income $37,244


Total Housing Units 6,961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,660 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,013 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 289 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $648,032
Average Home Value $680,331


Total Households 6,672
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 3,977
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 0.62% 0.53%
Households 0.43% 0.46%
Families 0.37% 0.46%
Median Household Income   4.12%
Per Capita Income   3.97%

Live Oak, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Live Oak 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 # 370 76th
Population Density # 207 86th
Diversity Index # 618 59th
Median Household Income # 570 62nd
Per Capita Income # 485 68th

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