Soquel, California Population 2024

10,289

Soquel is a city located in Santa Cruz County California. Soquel has a 2024 population of 10,289. Soquel is currently declining at a rate of -1.04% annually and its population has decreased by -4.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,721 in 2020.

The average household income in Soquel is $154,464 with a poverty rate of 6.29%. The median age in Soquel is 42.2 years: 41.8 years for males, and 42.8 years for females.

Soquel Demographics

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

  • White: 80.9%
  • Two or more races: 10.17%
  • Other race: 4.2%
  • Asian: 3.94%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Black or African American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,238.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.03% (-432)
The current population of Soquel, California is 10,289 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,721.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,49980.9%
Two or more races1,06810.17%
Other race4414.2%
Asian4143.94%
Native American490.47%
Black or African American340.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Soquel Population by Race

Soquel Population Pyramid 2024

Soquel Median Age

42.2

Total

41.8

Male

42.8

Female

Soquel Adults

There are 8,405 adults, (2,280 of whom are seniors) in Soquel.

Soquel Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Soquel Sex Ratio

Female5,29350.39%
Male5,21249.61%

Soquel Population by Age

Soquel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,1272.5273.426.6
Married2,0203.4573.726.3
Non Family1,6471.1774.325.7
Female3743.1575.424.6
Male863.7439.560.5

3.25

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

73.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Soquel Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2883.94%
Associates Degree82411.27%
Bachelors Degree1,96226.84%
Graduate Degree1,24417.02%
High School Graduate1,22916.81%
Less Than 9th Grade1391.9%
Some College1,62522.23%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Soquel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Soquel Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,2885,1572,638
Hispanic1,4151,204277
2+ Races542481220
Asian349316127
Other Race32624172
Native American49490
Black343434

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

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

Soquel Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$86,875$109,211$68,333
Graduate Degree$90,508$160,515$76,508
High School Graduate$46,138$50,227$30,091
Less Than 9th Grade$37,750$39,333$31,667
Overall$69,504$76,659$57,799
Some College$56,536$75,443$45,611

$69,504

Average Earnings

$76,659

Average Male

$57,799

Average Female

Soquel Earnings by Educational Attainment

Soquel Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Soquel Language

82.27% of Soquel residents speak only English, while 17.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.57% of the population.

Soquel Language

Soquel Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,5034866.48%
Hispanic2,1951175.33%
Asian414317.49%
Multiple1,068282.62%
Other441255.67%

6.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.52%

Male Poverty Rate

7.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Soquel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Soquel is Asian, with 7.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Soquel is Multiple, with 2.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.17%.

Soquel Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.04%
Some College6.53%
High School4.72%
Bachelors or Greater1.9%

Soquel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed36.02%
Female Employed2.99%
Male Employed0.32%
Male Unemployed0%

Soquel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Soquel Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$146,346$190,879
Households$113,918$154,464
Married Families$161,154$-999,999,999
Non Families$66,434$93,367

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Soquel Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Soquel Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Soquel Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Soquel Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Soquel Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

472

Number of Veterans

464

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam278
First Gulf War42
Second Gulf War15
Korea0
World War II0

Soquel Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74275
75+81
55 to 6474
35 to 5442
18 to 340

Soquel Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3995.74%
Hispanic825%
2+ Races325.29%
Asian205.63%
Other Race112.75%
Black1029.41%

Soquel Veterans by Race

Soquel Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.6%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Soquel Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Soquel Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Soquel Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Soquel 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

66.34%

Born in Soquel

87.98%

Native Born

12.02%

Foreign Born

4.6%

Non Citizen

7.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.98% of Soquel residents were born in the United States, with 66.34% having been born in California. 4.6% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Soquel Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202410,289-108-1.04%
202310,397-108-1.03%
202210,505-301-2.79%
202110,806850.79%
202010,721-162-1.49%
201910,883210.19%
201810,862-379-3.37%
201711,2413293.02%
201610,912850.79%
201510,8275525.37%
201410,275570.56%
201310,2182993.01%
20129,9194454.7%
20119,474-170-1.76%
20109,64400%

Soquel Population by Year