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Soquel, California - Basic Facts

The Soquel Census Designated Place had a population of 10,148 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Soquel is located at latitude 36.988 and longitude -121.9566 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Soquel Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Soquel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408757) 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 Soquel Census Designated Place is located within Santa Cruz CCD of Santa Cruz County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Soquel: El Rosario, Saquel, Sauguel, Sauquil, Shoquel, Soque.

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


Total Population 10,148
Population in Households 10,087
Population in Familes 7,624
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 2,207
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $84,884
Average Household Income $122,663
Per Capita Income $49,528


Total Housing Units 4,191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,813 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,257 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $766,702
Average Home Value $836,935


Total Households 4,069
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,496
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% 0.58%
Households 0.48% 0.5%
Families 0.48% 0.5%
Median Household Income   4.07%
Per Capita Income   3.78%

Soquel, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Soquel 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 # 491 68th
Population Density # 578 62nd
Diversity Index # 916 40th
Median Household Income # 348 77th
Per Capita Income # 269 82nd

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