Aptos, California

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Population in 2010: 6,220.
Population change since 2000: -33.8%
Males: 2,989  (48.1%)
Females: 3,231  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

48.5 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95003.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $91,495 (it was $61,843 in 2000)
Aptos:

$91,495
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $55,951 (it was $33,210 in 2000)

Aptos CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $875,648 (it was $370,700 in 2000)
Aptos:

$875,648
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $831,958; detached houses: $885,857; townhouses or other attached units: $781,079; mobile homes: $233,467

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,944.

March 2019 cost of living index in Aptos: 164.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.6%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Aptos, CA (2017)
    • 4,51477.4%White alone
    • 73112.5%Hispanic
    • 3065.2%Asian alone
    • 1342.3%Two or more races
    • 831.4%Black alone
    • 250.4%American Indian alone

Races in Aptos detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Aptos, California as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Aptos is 282 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (10.6%), German (9.1%), Italian (7.6%), European (6.5%), Irish (5.9%), American (5.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 7.01 square miles.

Population density: 887 people per square mile   (low).

Aptos, California map

505 residents are foreign born (3.2% Europe, 2.3% Latin America, 1.9% Asia).

This place:

8.7%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,962 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,877 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Cruz, CA (6.6 miles , pop. 54,593).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Jose, CA (22.4 miles , pop. 894,943).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (282.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Seacliff, CA (0.8 miles ),
Rio del Mar, CA (1.3 miles ),
Soquel, CA (1.5 miles ),
Capitola, CA (1.6 miles ),
Day Valley, CA (1.8 miles ),
Opal Cliffs, CA (1.9 miles ),
La Selva Beach, CA (2.0 miles ),
Live Oak, CA (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 36.98 N, Longitude: 121.91 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,090 (+18.7%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 684 (20.8%)

Area code: 831

Distribution of median household income in Aptos, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Aptos, CA in 2017
Aptos satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.9%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Aptos, CA
Historical housing units in Aptos, CA
Most common industries in Aptos, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.0%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.9%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Aptos, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Computer specialists (4.1%)
  • Top executives (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.9%)

Average climate in Aptos, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Aptos, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.4. This is worse than average.

City:

92.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.617. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.617
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 16.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.480. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.480
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.34
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 0.00251. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00251
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Aptos-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 767% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from Aptos center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 11.7 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 151.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 212.7 miles away from Aptos center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 103.5 miles away from the city center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 234.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Santa Cruz County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Fires: 7, Storms: 7, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Aptos topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Aptos:

  • GOLDEN AGE CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; CAPITOLA, CA)
  • PACIFIC COAST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; CAPITOLA, CA)
  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS SANTA CRUZ (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; CAPITOLA, CA)
  • DOMINICAN HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • CAPITOLA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • SUTTER MATERNITY & SURGERY CENTER OF SANTA CRUZ Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • DRIFTWOOD HEALTHCARE CENTER - SANTA CRUZ (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)

Amtrak stations near Aptos:

  • 7 miles: SANTA CRUZ (920 PACIFIC AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: WATSONVILLE (W. LAKE AVE. & RODRIGUEZ ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: GILROY (7250 MONTEREY HWY.) - Bus Station . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, public transit connection.

College/University in Aptos:

  • Cabrillo College (Full-time enrollment: 7,729; Location: 6500 Soquel Dr; Public; Website: www.cabrillo.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Aptos:

  • University of California-Santa Cruz (about 9 miles; Santa Cruz, CA; Full-time enrollment: 17,751)
  • Gavilan College (about 19 miles; Gilroy, CA; FT enrollment: 3,327)
  • West Valley College (about 21 miles; Saratoga, CA; FT enrollment: 6,128)
  • San Jose City College (about 24 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • California State University-Monterey Bay (about 24 miles; Seaside, CA; FT enrollment: 5,125)
  • Evergreen Valley College (about 24 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 5,539)
  • San Jose State University (about 25 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 23,357)

Public high schools in Aptos:

  • DELTA CHARTER (Students: 52, Location: 6500 SOQUEL DR., BLDG. 1190, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • APTOS HIGH (Location: 100 MARINER WAY, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Aptos:

  • APTOS JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 670, Location: 1001 HNTNGTN DR., Grades: 7-8)
  • RIO DEL MAR ELEMENTARY (Students: 435, Location: 819 PINEHURST DR., Grades: KG-6)
  • MAR VISTA ELEMENTARY (Students: 270, Location: 6860 SOQUEL DR., Grades: KG-6)
  • VALENCIA ELEMENTARY (Location: 250 APTOS SCH RD., Grades: KG-6)

Private elementary/middle schools in Aptos:

  • SANTA CRUZ MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 288, Location: 6230 SOQUEL DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • TWIN LAKES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 219, Location: 2701 CABRILLO COLLEGE DR, Grades: KG-7)
  • APTOS ACADEMY (Students: 95, Location: 1940 BONITA DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • MAGIC APPLE SCHOOL (Students: 61, Location: 2120 TROUT GULCH, Grades: 2-6)
  • ORCHARD SCHOOL (Students: 46, Location: 2408 TROUT GULCH RD, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Aptos

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Aptos: Aptos Rancho (A), Aptos Landing (B), Georges Picnic Area (C), Aptos Station (D), Aptos Branch Santa Cruz City-County Library (E), American Medical Response Santa Cruz Division (F), Aptos / La Selva Fire Protection District Station 1 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Aptos: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Borregas Creek (A), Trout Creek (B), Valencia Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Aptos include: Aptos Village Park (1), The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park (2), Seacliff State Beach (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Aptos Museum (7605 Old Dominion Court).

Hotels: Best Western Seacliff Inn (7500 Old Dominion Court), Apple Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast (6265 Soquel Drive), Bayview Hotel Bed & Breakfast (8041 Soquel Drive).

Santa Cruz County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Aptos and their reported violations in the past:

CENTRAL WATER DISTRICT (Address: 400 COX ROADZIP: 95003 , Population served: 2,700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-25-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
DARRIGOS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2009)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
CATHEDRAL HILLS MWC, INC (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2006)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2006)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-15-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-15-2005)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-15-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-15-2005)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

64.3%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.0%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
79 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Aptos in 2000:

  • 73 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Aptos (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Aptos Branch at 783 Rio Del Mar Blvd, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Aptos Branch at 783 Rio Del Mar Boulevard, branch established on 1972/11/09. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 7851 Soquel Dr Branch at 7851 Soquel Dr, branch established on 1988/12/27. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Aptos Branch at 7701 Soquel Drive, branch established on 1968/02/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Santa Cruz County Bank: Aptos Branch at 7775 Soquel Drive, branch established on 2009/02/06. Info updated 2008/10/28: Bank assets: $320.2 mil, Deposits: $288.2 mil, headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Comerica Bank: Aptos-Cabrillo Branch at 30 Rancho Del Mar, branch established on 1961/06/21. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated

For population 15 years and over in Aptos:

Marital status in Aptos, CA
  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

For population 25 years and over in Aptos:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 59.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Aptos
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Aptos, CA (based on Santa Cruz County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic50,50013
Evangelical Protestant13,83884
Other10,59352
Mainline Protestant5,04928
Orthodox1,1044
Black Protestant2383
None181,060-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 64
This county:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Santa Cruz County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
This county:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 246
Santa Cruz County:

9.81 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.1%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Santa Cruz County:

17.8%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.2%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.7%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.6%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Aptos:

28.5
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Aptos:

21.2%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Aptos:

9.0%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Aptos:

35.7%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Aptos:

59.2%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Aptos:

79.6%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Aptos, CA Residents

5.65% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($86,556 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
California average:

5.03%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($391 average AGI)
Santa Cruz County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Santa Clara County, CA  1.26% ($138,577 average AGI)
from Monterey County, CA  0.59% ($47,838)
from Alameda County, CA  0.27% ($78,017)


5.96% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($66,888 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
California average:

5.21%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($679 average AGI)
Santa Cruz County:

0.05%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Monterey County, CA  0.78% ($64,453 average AGI)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.76% ($107,217)
to Alameda County, CA  0.26% ($56,922)
Businesses in Aptos, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance2
Best Western1Quiznos1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Curves1Safeway1
Decora Cabinetry2Starbucks2
FedEx4U-Haul1
GNC1UPS3
KFC1Vons1

Strongest AM radio stations in Aptos:

  • KSCO (1080 AM; 10 kW; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOMY (1340 AM; 1 kW; LA SELVA BEACH, CA; Owner: ZWERLING BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KYAA (1200 AM; 25 kW; SOQUEL, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KSRK (540 AM; 10 kW; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KDBV (980 AM; 10 kW; SALINAS, CA; Owner: WOLFHOUSE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KION (1460 AM; 10 kW; SALINAS, CA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Aptos:

  • KSQL (99.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KKUP (91.5 FM; CUPERTINO, CA; Owner: ASSURANCE SCIENCES FOUNDATION)
  • KBRG (100.3 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBAA (94.5 FM; GILROY, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTEE (93.7 FM; FELTON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K240CD (95.9 FM; SOQUEL, ETC., CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K216AX (91.1 FM; LAUREL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KDON-FM (102.5 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K202DU (88.3 FM; SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBTU (93.5 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KZSC (88.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KLVM (89.7 FM; PRUNEDALE, CA; Owner: PRUNEDALE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • KFJC (89.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • K265DG (100.9 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KUFX (98.5 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSRI (90.7 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K206BQ (89.1 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KRTY (95.3 FM; LOS GATOS, CA; Owner: KRTY, LTD.)
  • KUSP (88.9 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL B/CING. FOUNDATION,INC.)
  • K260AA (99.9 FM; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Aptos:

  • KNTV (Channel 11; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KNTV LICENSE, INC.)
  • KKPX (Channel 65; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: PAXSON SAN JOSE LICENSE, INC.)
  • K21EV (Channel 21; SALINAS, CA; Owner: LIVING FAITH BROADCASTING)
  • KDJT-CA (Channel 33; SALINAS/MONTEREY,ETC, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBIT-CA (Channel 28; SAN FRANCISCO, ETC., CA; Owner: POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTEH1 (Channel 54; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)
Aptos fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Aptos fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 22.4mTotal length
  • $6,603,000Total costs
  • 190,560Total average daily traffic
  • 6,615Total average daily truck traffic
  • 175,155Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Aptos)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Aptos, CA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Cabrillo College 6500 Soquel Dr (Lat: 36.983417 Lon: -121.878000), Structure height: 13.7 m, Overall height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WPNI976,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/31/2002, Expiration Date: 01/29/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/07/2006, Registrant: Schwartz, Woods & Miller, 1233 20th Street, N.W. Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-7322, Phone: (202) 833-1700, Fax: (202) 833-2351, Email:
  • State BS17, La Hai Roi Ln (Lat: 37.010528 Lon: -121.833306), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WRCF755,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz... (+8 more), Grant Date: 09/19/2018, Expiration Date: 09/19/2028, Certifier: William A Hagen, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:
  • BS26-Larson Brantner, 3 La Hai Roi Ln (Lat: 37.017389 Lon: -121.892528), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WRCV858,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/09/2019, Expiration Date: 02/09/2029, Certifier: William A Hagen, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

225 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Aptos)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Aptos)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

51 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$423,64868$445,040410$349,66611$306,2790$079$435,6036$158,490
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$06$420,14235$364,8861$28,7300$010$329,9271$65,670
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$307,18519$388,17690$415,8775$222,3821$469,84024$365,31810$111,830
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$321,1278$447,37659$396,2692$419,7000$015$393,0130$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$688,47521$383,5902$110,7100$03$581,5500$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1220.02 , 1220.03, 1221.00, 1222.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$484,2852$335,8250$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$286,9900$01$351,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$437,3400$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$335,8300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1220.02 , 1220.03, 1221.00, 1222.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Aptos, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Aptos, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 39. The highest number of fires - 87 took place in 2005, and the least - 5 in 2015. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Aptos, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.3%), and Structure Fires (33.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Aptos, CA
    • 24344.3%Outside Fires
    • 18433.6%Structure Fires
    • 8415.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 376.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Aptos, CA
Most common first names in Aptos, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13176.7 years
Robert12674.4 years
Mary11280.9 years
William9875.2 years
George7678.0 years
James6675.1 years
Charles6477.0 years
Margaret6384.2 years
Helen5879.3 years
Dorothy5581.5 years
Most common last names in Aptos, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5676.4 years
Johnson3574.3 years
Anderson2278.0 years
Miller2276.6 years
Brown2180.4 years
Jones1980.2 years
Thomas1977.2 years
Moore1678.6 years
Evans1676.8 years
Adams1576.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Aptos, CA
  • 66.0%Utility gas
  • 11.2%Electricity
  • 10.6%Wood
  • 9.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Aptos, CA
  • 86.5%Utility gas
  • 11.1%Electricity
  • 2.4%Wood


Aptos compared to California state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Aptos on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Malaysia (population 500+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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