Capitola, California Population 2024

9,303

Capitola is a city located in Santa Cruz County California. Capitola has a 2024 population of 9,303. Capitola is currently declining at a rate of -1.88% annually and its population has decreased by -6.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,923 in 2020.

The average household income in Capitola is $136,076 with a poverty rate of 15.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Capitola is 48.9 years, 43.3 years for males, and 53.1 years for females.

Capitola Demographics

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

  • White: 73.44%
  • Other race: 10.28%
  • Two or more races: 9.95%
  • Asian: 5.71%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Black or African American: 0.03%
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,839.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.25% (-620)
The current population of Capitola, California is 9,303 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,923.

Capitola, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,28673.44%
Other race1,02010.28%
Two or more races9879.95%
Asian5665.71%
Native American390.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander200.2%
Black or African American30.03%
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Capitola Population by Race

Capitola Population Pyramid 2024

Capitola Median Age

48.9

Total

43.3

Male

53.1

Female

Capitola Adults

There are 8,520 adults, (2,536 of whom are seniors) in Capitola.

Capitola Age Dependency

65.8

Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Capitola Sex Ratio

Female5,00450.44%
Male4,91749.56%

Capitola Population by Age

Capitola Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,5882.1148.351.7
Non Family2,2721.424456
Married1,6392.7654.745.3
Female4722.5537.962.1
Male2053.6167.332.7
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2.72

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

48.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Capitola Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Capitola Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Capitola Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.56%.

Capitola Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$59,405

Average Earnings

$64,118

Average Male

$56,136

Average Female

Capitola Earnings by Educational Attainment

Capitola Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Capitola Language

81.91% of Capitola residents speak only English, while 18.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.98% of the population.

Capitola Language

Capitola Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,21970911.4%
Hispanic2,68470426.23%
Multiple98320620.96%
Other1,01013313.17%
Asian566457.95%
Black33100%
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15.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.91%

Male Poverty Rate

10.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Capitola

The race most likely to be in poverty in Capitola is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Capitola is Asian, with 7.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.49%.

Capitola Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.08%
High School18.32%
Some College13.62%
Bachelors or Greater8.43%
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Capitola Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed61.73%
Female Employed9.75%
Male Employed7.47%
Female Unemployed
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Capitola Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Capitola Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Capitola Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

37.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Capitola Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Capitola Marriage

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

Capitola Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Capitola Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

335

Number of Veterans

320

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

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Capitola Veterans by War

count

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Capitola Veterans by Age

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Capitola Veterans by Race

Capitola Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Capitola Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Capitola Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Capitola Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Capitola 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

63.04%

Born in Capitola

87.47%

Native Born

12.53%

Foreign Born

7.26%

Non Citizen

5.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.47% of Capitola residents were born in the United States, with 63.04% having been born in California. 7.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Capitola Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,413-178-2.07%
20288,591-178-2.03%
20278,769-178-1.99%
20268,947-178-1.95%
20259,125-178-1.91%
20249,303-178-1.88%
20239,481-178-1.84%
20229,659-178-1.81%
20219,837-86-0.87%
20209,923-132-1.31%
201910,055-58-0.57%
201810,113-65-0.64%
201710,178-5-0.05%
201610,183230.23%
201510,160760.75%
201410,084560.56%
201310,028470.47%
20129,981250.25%
20119,956330.33%
20109,923-110-1.1%
200010,033-138-1.36%
199010,1711,07611.83%
19809,0954,01579.04%
19705,0803,059151.36%
19602,0211739.36%
19501,848
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Capitola Population by Year