Capitola is a city located in Santa Cruz County California. With a 2020 population of 9,942, it is the 489th largest city in California and the 4151st largest city in the United States. Capitola is currently growing at a rate of 0.02% annually but its population has decreased by -1.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,090 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Capitola has a population density of 6,241 people per square mile.
The average household income in Capitola is $91,992 with a poverty rate of 13.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,932 per month, and the median house value is $712,000. The median age in Capitola is 42.2 years, 39.8 years for males, and 45.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Capitolawas:
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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 2+ races people with a rate of 58.33%.
79.74% of Capitola residents speak only English, while 20.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.68% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Capitola is White, with 10.05% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Capitola is Hispanic, with 19.45% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.00%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Capitola
86.89% of Capitola residents were born in the United States, with 62.80% having been born in California. 7.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.