Twin Lakes, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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Twin Lakes, California - Basic Facts

The Twin Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 5,041 as of July 1, 2020. 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 36.9674 and longitude -121.998 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Twin Lakes Census Designated Place 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.


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Twin Lakes, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,041 (100%)
Population in Households 4,868 (96.6%)
Population in Families 2,891 (57.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 173 ( 3.4%)
Population Density 7,294
Diversity Index2 64
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $80,744
Average Household Income $118,955
% of Income for Mortgage4 47%
Per Capita Income $53,471
Wealth Index5 103
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 2,788 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 843 (30.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,419 (50.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 526 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $904,911
Average Home Value $1,064,116
Housing Affordability Index3 53
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,262
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,018
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.24% 0.16%
Households 0.17% 0.14%
Families 0.14% 0.12%
Median Household Income   3.87%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
Owner Occupied HU   0.35%

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Twin Lakes, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Twin Lakes to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 643 58th
Population Density # 124 92nd
Median Household Income # 482 68th
Housing Affordability Index # 236 16th
Per Capita Income # 246 84th
Diversity Index # 769 50th

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