Pajaro Dunes CDP, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pajaro Dunes CDP, California - Basic Facts

The Pajaro Dunes Census Designated Place had a population of 152 as of July 1, 2018. 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 36.8682 and longitude -121.8057 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Pajaro Dunes Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pajaro Dunes CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Pajaro Dunes CDP, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 152
Population in Households 139
Population in Familes 120
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 59
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $47,983
Average Household Income $88,081
Per Capita Income $26,407


Total Housing Units 567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23 ( 4.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 ( 5.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 512 (90.3%)
Median Home Value $2,000,001
Average Home Value $1,696,591


Total Households 55
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 41
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.66% 0.52%
Households 0.45% 0.36%
Families 2.3% 0.48%
Median Household Income   5.35%
Per Capita Income   4.19%

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

The table below compares Pajaro Dunes CDP 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 # 1388 8th
Population Density # 1357 11th
Diversity Index # 161 89th
Median Household Income # 1056 30th
Per Capita Income # 946 38th

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