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Scotts Valley, California - Basic Facts

The City of Scotts Valley had a population of 12,363 as of July 1, 2018. Scotts Valley 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 Scotts Valley is located at latitude 37.0511 and longitude -122.0147 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the City of Scotts Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 561 feet.

The City of Scotts Valley (GNIS ID: 2411844) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Scotts Valley is located within Santa Cruz CCD of Santa Cruz County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Scotts Valley: Scott Valley.

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


Total Population 12,363
Population in Households 12,085
Population in Familes 9,976
Population in Group Qrtrs 278
Population Density2 2,677
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $113,902
Average Household Income $154,323
Per Capita Income $59,867


Total Housing Units 4,771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,454 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,213 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $796,437
Average Home Value $908,468


Total Households 4,667
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 3,233
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 0.8% 0.67%
Households 0.64% 0.61%
Families 0.57% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Scotts Valley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scotts Valley 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 # 445 71st
Population Density # 516 66th
Diversity Index # 1146 24th
Median Household Income # 131 91st
Per Capita Income # 153 90th

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