La Selva Beach, California Population 2024

2,096

La Selva Beach is a city located in Monterey County, Santa Clara County, and Santa Cruz County California. La Selva Beach has a 2024 population of 2,096. La Selva Beach is currently declining at a rate of -5.07% annually and its population has decreased by -17.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,544 in 2020.

The average household income in La Selva Beach is $176,597 with a poverty rate of 6.03%. The median age in La Selva Beach is 41.8 years: 40.6 years for males, and 44.8 years for females.

La Selva Beach Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of La Selva Beach was:

  • White: 87.11%
  • Two or more races: 7.07%
  • Other race: 3.23%
  • Asian: 2.11%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Black or African American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
395.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-17.61% (-448)
The current population of La Selva Beach, California is 2,096 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,544.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,02187.11%
Two or more races1647.07%
Other race753.23%
Asian492.11%
Native American100.43%
Black or African American10.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

La Selva Beach Population by Race

La Selva Beach Population Pyramid 2024

La Selva Beach Median Age

41.8

Total

40.6

Male

44.8

Female

La Selva Beach Adults

There are 1,924 adults, (615 of whom are seniors) in La Selva Beach.

La Selva Beach Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

47

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

La Selva Beach Sex Ratio

Female1,13949.09%
Male1,18150.91%

La Selva Beach Population by Age

La Selva Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9062.4856.443.6
Married5463.0258.441.6
Non Family2611.4761.338.7
Female592.3254.245.8
Male402.030100

2.83

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

La Selva Beach Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade522.99%
Associates Degree935.34%
Bachelors Degree51929.79%
Graduate Degree55631.92%
High School Graduate1619.24%
Less Than 9th Grade40.23%
Some College35720.49%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

La Selva Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Selva Beach Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,3741,351892
Hispanic228219121
2+ Races15014194
Other Race755122
Asian494910
Native American101010

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

La Selva Beach Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$79,936$54,671$0
Graduate Degree$95,078$95,856$85,417
High School Graduate$28,750$0$16,094
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$80,375$86,007$77,981
Some College$0$172,604$0

$80,375

Average Earnings

$86,007

Average Male

$77,981

Average Female

La Selva Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Selva Beach Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

La Selva Beach Language

89.6% of La Selva Beach residents speak only English, while 10.4% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.16% of the population.

La Selva Beach Language

La Selva Beach Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,9231055.46%
Other752432%
Asian491020.41%

6.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.63%

Male Poverty Rate

4.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Selva Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Selva Beach is Other, with 32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Selva Beach is White, with 5.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.64%.

La Selva Beach Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.86%
Some College5.56%
Bachelors or Greater1.3%
High School0%

La Selva Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed8.11%
Female Employed2.53%
Male Unemployed0%

La Selva Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Selva Beach Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$194,592$202,284
Households$171,250$176,597
Married Families$200,327$-999,999,999
Non Families$103,750$111,682

mean

median

Income by Household Type

La Selva Beach Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.4%

Male Marriage Rate

58.7%

Female Marriage Rate

La Selva Beach Married by Age and Sex

male

female

La Selva Beach 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.

La Selva Beach Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

La Selva Beach Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

74

Number of Veterans

74

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam45
Korea8
Second Gulf War7
World War II4
First Gulf War0

La Selva Beach Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+36
65 to 7431
35 to 547
18 to 340
55 to 640

La Selva Beach Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White744.53%
Hispanic52.19%

La Selva Beach Veterans by Race

La Selva Beach Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Selva Beach Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

La Selva Beach Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

La Selva Beach Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

La Selva Beach 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

64.53%

Born in La Selva Beach

95.09%

Native Born

4.91%

Foreign Born

1.29%

Non Citizen

3.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.09% of La Selva Beach residents were born in the United States, with 64.53% having been born in California. 1.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

La Selva Beach Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,096-112-5.07%
20232,208-112-4.83%
20222,320-315-11.95%
20212,635913.58%
20202,544-135-5.04%
20192,679-238-8.16%
20182,9171716.23%
20172,7461134.29%
20162,633-75-2.77%
20152,708-224-7.64%
20142,93247619.38%
20132,456-81-3.19%
20122,537-60-2.31%
20112,597-246-8.65%
20102,84300%

La Selva Beach Population by Year