Live Oak, California Population 2024

17,707

Live Oak is a city located in Santa Cruz County California. Live Oak has a 2024 population of 17,707. Live Oak is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 7.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,508 in 2020.

The average household income in Live Oak is $135,995 with a poverty rate of 12.1%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Live Oak is 38.3 years, 38.4 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

Live Oak Demographics

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

  • White: 68.85%
  • Other race: 12.64%
  • Two or more races: 12.17%
  • Asian: 3.83%
  • Black or African American: 1.03%
  • Native American: 0.82%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.64%
Land Area (mi²)
3.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,460.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.26% (1,199)
The current population of Live Oak, California is 17,707 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,508.

Live Oak, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,19168.85%
Other race2,23912.64%
Two or more races2,15512.17%
Asian6793.83%
Black or African American1831.03%
Native American1460.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1140.64%
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Live Oak Population by Race

Live Oak Population Pyramid 2024

Live Oak Median Age

38.3

Total

38.4

Male

38.2

Female

Live Oak Adults

There are 14,564 adults, (3,334 of whom are seniors) in Live Oak.

Live Oak Age Dependency

57.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28

Child Dependency Ratio

Live Oak Sex Ratio

Female9,08051.28%
Male8,62748.72%

Live Oak Population by Age

Live Oak Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,4012.6460.539.5
Married2,7653.2974.825.2
Non Family2,4941.4754.745.3
Female7773.6134.765.3
Male3653.5846.353.7
showing: 5 rows

3.14

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

60.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Live Oak 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

Live Oak Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Live Oak Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 49.02%.

Live Oak Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$59,629

Average Earnings

$67,781

Average Male

$48,906

Average Female

Live Oak Earnings by Educational Attainment

Live Oak Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Live Oak Language

72.44% of Live Oak residents speak only English, while 27.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.27% of the population.

Live Oak Language

Live Oak Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,5801,06610.08%
Hispanic5,28884515.98%
Multiple2,14740518.86%
Other2,21427612.47%
Asian679639.28%
Black1775732.2%
Native1465436.99%
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12.1%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.27%

Male Poverty Rate

11.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Live Oak

The race most likely to be in poverty in Live Oak is Native, with 36.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Live Oak is Asian, with 9.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.53%.

Live Oak Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.43%
High School12.58%
Some College10.36%
Bachelors or Greater5.77%
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Live Oak Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed23.58%
Male Employed7.06%
Female Employed4.86%
Female Unemployed3.64%
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Live Oak Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Live Oak Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Live Oak Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Live Oak Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Live Oak Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Live Oak Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Live Oak Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

645

Number of Veterans

627

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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Live Oak Veterans by War

count

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Live Oak Veterans by Age

count

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Live Oak Veterans by Race

Live Oak Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Live Oak Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Live Oak Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Live Oak Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Live Oak 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

64.92%

Born in Live Oak

85.78%

Native Born

14.22%

Foreign Born

8.38%

Non Citizen

5.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.78% of Live Oak residents were born in the United States, with 64.92% having been born in California. 8.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Live Oak Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202417,707
202317,707
202217,7077594.48%
202116,9484402.67%
202016,508-329-1.95%
201916,837-553-3.18%
201817,3901771.03%
201717,213-536-3.02%
201617,749-289-1.6%
201518,0385443.11%
201417,4942031.17%
201317,2915443.25%
201216,7471971.19%
201116,550-608-3.54%
201017,158
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Live Oak Population by Year