Capitola, California Population 2021

9,884
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Capitola is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 9,884, it is the 376th largest city in California and the 3135th largest city in the United States. Capitola is currently declining at a rate of -0.63% annually and its population has decreased by -0.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,918 in 2010. Capitola reached it's highest population of 10,178 in 2016. Spanning over 2 miles, Capitola has a population density of 6,204 people per square mile.

The average household income in Capitola is $91,992 with a poverty rate of 15.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,780 per month, and the median house value is $721,900. The median age in Capitola is 42.2 years, 39.8 years for males, and 45.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 78.8 males.

Capitola Demographics

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

  • White: 85.04%
  • Two or more races: 6.81%
  • Asian: 3.69%
  • Other race: 3.08%
  • Native American: 0.66%
  • Black or African American: 0.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Capitola, California is 9,884, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,073.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,918.

Capitola, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,60785.04%
Two or More Races6896.81%
Asian3733.69%
Some Other Race3123.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native670.66%
Black or African American580.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.15%
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Capitola Population by Race

Capitola Population Pyramid 2021

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Capitola Median Age

42.2


Total

39.8


Male

45.6


Female

Capitola Adults

There are 8,350 adults, (2,421 of whom are seniors) in Capitola.

Capitola Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Capitola Sex Ratio

Female

5,660

55.92%

Male

4,461

44.08%

Capitola Population by Age

Capitola Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Capitola Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married55%45%
All47.1%52.9%
Non Family46.5%53.5%
Male39.5%60.5%
Female23.6%76.4%

47.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Capitola Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4612.2347.1
Non Family2,0531.2546.5
Married1,7223.0955
Female4582.7123.6
Male2283.5239.5

2.95

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Capitola Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3184.23%
9th to 12th Grade2873.82%
High School Graduate1,32417.60%
Some College2,17928.97%
Associates Degree83911.16%
Bachelors Degree1,50219.97%
Graduate Degree1,07214.25%
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Capitola Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Capitola Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,2445,1812,158
Hispanic1,5181,035227
Multiple Races388353178
Asian37334953
Other Race1756214
Native American6767
Black5858
Islander1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 45.88%.

Capitola Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,604$49,948$29,720
Less Than High School$29,925$43,367$28,255
High School Grad$36,060$42,684$23,200
Some College$32,304$45,764$21,844
Bachelors Degree$61,544$64,565$48,750
Graduate Degree$75,963$90,930$69,375

$44,604

Average Earnings

$49,948

Average Male

$29,720

Average Female

Capitola Earnings by Educational Attainment

Capitola Language by Age

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Capitola Language

78.52% of Capitola residents speak only English, while 21.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.08% of the population.

Capitola Language

Capitola Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,45678012.08%
Hispanic2,49465226.14%
Multiple68615222.16%
Asian367308.17%

15.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.01%

Male Poverty Rate

18.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Capitola

The race most likely to be in poverty in Capitola is Hispanic, with 26.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Capitola is Asian, with 8.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.70%.

Capitola Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.05%
High School14.88%
Some College10.08%
Bachelors or Greater6.55%

Capitola Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed21.76%
Male Employed7.64%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Capitola Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Capitola Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,059$91,992
Families$85,231$109,925
Married Families$97,908-
Non Families$50,063$66,946
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Income by Household Type

Capitola Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

37.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Capitola Married by Age and Sex

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Capitola 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 45-54.

Capitola Marital Status by Race

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Capitola Marital Status

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429

Number of Veterans

418

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam153
Second Gulf War87
First Gulf War73
World War II48
Korea19

Capitola Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74115
75+110
35 to 5493
55 to 6489
18 to 3422

Capitola Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3835.39%
2 or More4611.06%
Hispanic291.56%

Capitola Veterans by Race

Capitola Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Capitola Veterans by Education

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61.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

1.2%

Unemployment Rate

Capitola Employment by Age

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Capitola Employment by Race

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Capitola Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.54%

Born in California

87.56%

Native Born

12.44%

Foreign Born

8.09%

Non Citizen

4.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.56% of Capitola residents were born in the United States, with 63.54% having been born in California. 8.09% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,884-63-0.63%
20209,947-63-0.63%
201910,010-63-0.63%
201810,073-79-0.78%
201710,152-26-0.26%
201610,178120.12%
201510,166520.51%
201410,114480.48%
201310,066560.56%
201210,010420.42%
20119,968430.43%
20109,925-108-0.11%
200010,033-138-0.14%
199010,1711,0761.12%
19809,0954,0156.00%
19705,0803,0599.66%
19602,0211730.90%
19501,8480.00%

Capitola Population by Year