Twin Lakes, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Twin Lakes, California - Basic Facts

The Twin Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 5,167 as of July 1, 2018. Twin Lakes 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 Twin Lakes is located at latitude 36.9614 and longitude -121.9917 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Twin Lakes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 52 feet.

The Twin Lakes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409372) 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 Twin Lakes Census Designated Place is located within Santa Cruz CCD of Santa Cruz County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Twin Lakes 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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Twin Lakes, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,167
Population in Households 4,999
Population in Familes 3,016
Population in Group Qrtrs 168
Population Density2 7,484
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $55,924
Average Household Income $81,905
Per Capita Income $37,843


Total Housing Units 2,850 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 828 (29.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,471 (51.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 551 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $663,180
Average Home Value $786,926


Total Households 2,299
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 1,037
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 0.6% 0.5%
Households 0.41% 0.42%
Families 0.4% 0.42%
Median Household Income   4.29%
Per Capita Income   3.97%

Twin Lakes, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Twin Lakes 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 # 644 58th
Population Density # 122 92nd
Diversity Index # 770 49th
Median Household Income # 833 45th
Per Capita Income # 459 70th

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