Aptos, California Population 2024

6,983

Aptos is a city located in Santa Cruz County California. Aptos has a 2024 population of 6,983. Aptos is currently growing at a rate of 2.72% annually and its population has increased by 11.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,245 in 2020.

The average household income in Aptos is $158,467 with a poverty rate of 4.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Aptos is 50.6 years, 52.7 years for males, and 50.2 years for females.

Aptos Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Aptos was:

  • White: 81.74%
  • Other race: 10.21%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • Asian: 2.42%
  • Black or African American: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,061.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
11.82% (738)
The current population of Aptos, California is 6,983 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,245.

Aptos, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,40681.74%
Other race67510.21%
Two or more races3315%
Asian1602.42%
Black or African American210.32%
Native American210.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Aptos Population by Race

Aptos Population Pyramid 2024

Aptos Median Age

50.6

Total

52.7

Male

50.2

Female

Aptos Adults

There are 5,693 adults, (1,655 of whom are seniors) in Aptos.

Aptos Age Dependency

63.8

Age Dependency Ratio

41

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Aptos Sex Ratio

Female3,60954.57%
Male3,00545.43%

Aptos Population by Age

Aptos Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,5602.5872.927.1
Married1,2782.9485.214.8
Non Family7221.3470.429.6
Female3813.6162.737.3
Male1792.7717.382.7

3.01

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Aptos Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade390.8%
9th to 12th Grade480.99%
High School Graduate59912.36%
Some College1,17824.31%
Associates Degree4759.8%
Bachelors Degree1,23125.41%
Graduate Degree1,27526.32%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Aptos Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Aptos Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,7763,7462,222
Hispanic693673195
Other Race33833830
2+ Races27727590
Asian16012359
Native American21212
Black21210

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 58.85%.

Aptos Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$62,052$70,321$59,490
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$53,820$54,607$48,333
Some College$47,321$42,000$47,411
Bachelors Degree$88,670$107,607$71,250
Graduate Degree$110,820$111,705$110,357

$62,052

Average Earnings

$70,321

Average Male

$59,490

Average Female

Aptos Earnings by Educational Attainment

Aptos Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Aptos Language

79.68% of Aptos residents speak only English, while 20.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.33% of the population.

Aptos Language

Aptos Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,9672755.54%
Multiple33182.42%

4.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.39%

Male Poverty Rate

4.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Aptos

The race most likely to be in poverty in Aptos is White, with 5.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Aptos is Multiple, with 2.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.56%.

Aptos Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.24%
High School5.34%
Some College3.15%
Bachelors or Greater2.79%

Aptos Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed10.67%
Male Employed5.51%
Female Employed1.4%
Female Unemployed0%

Aptos Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Aptos Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$126,364$158,467
Families$130,663$176,969
Married Families$159,737$-999,999,999
Non Families$100,278$107,296

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Aptos Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Aptos Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Aptos Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Aptos Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Aptos Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

207

Number of Veterans

207

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam158
World War II17
Korea2
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0

Aptos Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7476
75+69
55 to 6446
35 to 5416
18 to 340

Aptos Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2054.42%
2+ Races20.71%
Hispanic20.22%

Aptos Veterans by Race

Aptos Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Aptos Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Aptos Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Aptos Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Aptos Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.44%

Born in Aptos

92.02%

Native Born

7.98%

Foreign Born

1.92%

Non Citizen

6.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.02% of Aptos residents were born in the United States, with 72.44% having been born in California. 1.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Aptos Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20246,9831852.72%
20236,7981842.78%
20226,6142423.8%
20216,3721272.03%
20206,245-142-2.22%
20196,38759010.18%
20185,797220.38%
20175,775-67-1.15%
20165,842-206-3.41%
20156,0481763%
20145,8721091.89%
20135,763-554-8.77%
20126,3171963.2%
20116,121-99-1.59%
20106,22000%

Aptos Population by Year