Capitola, California Population 2022

9,942
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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.

Capitola Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Capitolawas:

  • White: 85.83%
  • Two or more races: 5.47%
  • Asian: 4.18%
  • Other race: 3.36%
  • Native American: 0.70%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.25%
  • Black or African American: 0.21%
The current population of Capitola, California is 9,942 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,090.

Capitola, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Capitola Population by Race

Capitola Population Pyramid 2022

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Capitola Median Age

45.3


Total

42.5


Male

49.1


Female

Capitola Adults

There are 8,486 adults, (2,143 of whom are seniors) in Capitola.

Capitola Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Capitola Sex Ratio

Female

5,529

54.80%

Male

4,561

45.20%

Capitola Population by Age

Capitola Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Capitola Household Types

47.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Capitola Households and Families

2.75

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Capitola Households by Type

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Capitola Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Capitola Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Capitola Educational Attainment by Race

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$48,589

Average Earnings

$53,005

Average Male

$45,260

Average Female

Capitola Earnings by Educational Attainment

Capitola Language by Age

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Capitola Language

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.

Capitola Language

Capitola Poverty by Race

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13.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.96%

Male Poverty Rate

13.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Capitola

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%.

Capitola Poverty

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Capitola Poverty Rate by Education

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Capitola Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Capitola Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Capitola Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

37.3%

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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350

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Capitola Veterans by War

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Capitola Veterans by Age

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Capitola Veterans by Race

Capitola Veterans by Education

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0.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Capitola Veterans by Education

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66.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

1.6%

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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62.80%

Born in Capitola

86.89%

Native Born

13.11%

Foreign Born

7.24%

Non Citizen

5.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Capitola Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Capitola Population by Year