Pajaro Dunes CDP, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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Pajaro Dunes CDP, California - Basic Facts

The Pajaro Dunes Census Designated Place had a population of 150 as of July 1, 2019. Pajaro Dunes CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Pajaro Dunes CDP is located at latitude 36.8722 and longitude -121.8101 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Pajaro Dunes Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

The Pajaro Dunes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583104) 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 Pajaro Dunes Census Designated Place is located within Watsonville CCD of Santa Cruz County.


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Pajaro Dunes CDP, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Pajaro Dunes CDP, CA Housing Affordability Index is 0
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Pajaro Dunes CDP, CA Wealth Index is 125
State of California Wealth Index is 123
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 150
Population in Households 137
Population in Familes 117
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density 59
Diversity Index1 86
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $64,555
Average Household Income $117,763
Per Capita Income $29,917
Wealth Index3 125

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 ( 4.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 ( 5.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 516 (90.5%)
Median Home Value $916,667
Housing Affordability Index2 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 54
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 41
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.44% 0.27%
Households 0.2% 0.37%
Families 2.04% 0.0%
Median Household Income   5.19%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

Pajaro Dunes CDP, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pajaro Dunes CDP to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1394 8th
Population Density # 1363 10th
Diversity Index # 166 89th
Median Household Income # 714 53rd
Per Capita Income # 844 45th

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