Capitola, California

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Population in 2019: 10,010 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.2%
 
Males: 4,418  (44.1%)
Females: 5,592  (55.9%)
Median resident age:

43.0 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 95010, 95062, 95073.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $77,138 (it was $46,048 in 2000)
Capitola:

$77,138
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $46,856 (it was $27,609 in 2000)

Capitola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $800,998 (it was $330,000 in 2000)
Capitola:

$800,998
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $846,735; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: $837,788; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $413,250; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $442,617; mobile homes: $300,736

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,850.

March 2019 cost of living index in Capitola: 165.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.9%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Capitola, CA (2019)
    • 6,44263.8%White alone
    • 2,54425.2%Hispanic
    • 5605.5%Two or more races
    • 4084.0%Asian alone
    • 580.6%American Indian alone
    • 510.5%Black alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Capitola, California as of June 15, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Capitola is 1,139 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Capitola by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(31.1)
9
(95.4)
5
(52.9)
4
(41.8)
3
(30.8)
2
(19.9)
2
(19.8)
3
(29.9)
2
(19.7)
2
(19.6)
4
(39.1)
5
(48.9)
5
(48.9)
3
(29.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(93.4)
13
(137.8)
18
(190.3)
4
(41.8)
11
(112.9)
8
(79.7)
15
(148.7)
4
(39.8)
7
(69.1)
12
(117.6)
11
(107.4)
14
(137.0)
9
(88.1)
6
(59.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
49
(508.4)
63
(667.9)
76
(803.6)
99
(1,035)
99
(1,016)
17
(169.4)
30
(297.5)
30
(298.9)
21
(207.2)
14
(137.2)
13
(126.9)
14
(137.0)
12
(117.4)
21
(207.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
122
(1,266)
104
(1,103)
70
(740.2)
71
(742.3)
78
(800.2)
65
(647.7)
47
(466.0)
41
(408.4)
25
(246.7)
41
(401.9)
35
(341.8)
50
(489.1)
28
(274.0)
53
(524.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
770
(7,988)
680
(7,209)
525
(5,551)
534
(5,583)
608
(6,238)
518
(5,162)
474
(4,700)
532
(5,300)
574
(5,664)
585
(5,735)
674
(6,581)
540
(5,283)
458
(4,482)
454
(4,495)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
42
(435.7)
27
(286.3)
14
(148.0)
18
(188.2)
22
(225.7)
15
(149.5)
20
(198.3)
27
(269.0)
28
(276.3)
32
(313.7)
50
(488.2)
32
(313.1)
21
(205.5)
21
(207.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
5
(53.0)
2
(21.1)
7
(73.2)
3
(30.8)
1
(10.0)
2
(19.8)
2
(19.9)
3
(29.6)
1
(9.8)
3
(29.3)
6
(58.7)
3
(29.4)
2
(19.8)
City-Data.com crime index597.6639.7545.8543.3585.2357.4356.5377.7343.9361.0415.1397.8304.0316.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Capitola, CA

Crime rate in Capitola detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 27 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
California average:

2.01
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Ancestries: Italian (5.9%), German (4.4%), English (4.3%), American (4.2%), Irish (3.7%), European (3.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 1.61 square miles.

Population density: 6,206 people per square mile   (high).

Capitola, California map

1,261 residents are foreign born (8.9% Latin America, 3.4% Asia, 1.7% Europe).

This city:

12.5%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $5,961 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,605 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Cruz, CA (4.0 miles , pop. 54,593).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Jose, CA (23.1 miles , pop. 894,943).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (283.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Soquel, CA (0.9 miles ),
Opal Cliffs, CA (1.2 miles ),
Live Oak, CA (1.2 miles ),
Seacliff, CA (1.4 miles ),
Twin Lakes, CA (1.5 miles ),
Aptos, CA (1.6 miles ),
Rio del Mar, CA (2.0 miles ),
Santa Cruz, CA (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 36.98 N, Longitude: 121.95 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,487 (+14.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,235 (23.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Capitola, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Capitola, CA in 2019
Capitola satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.7%
California:

7.9%
Historical population in Capitola, CA
Historical housing units in Capitola, CA
Most common industries in Capitola, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.8%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Educational services (12.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Capitola, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Computer specialists (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (6.4%)
  • Carpenters (4.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Engineers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Top executives (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (3.5%)

Average climate in Capitola, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 75.8. This is about average.

City:

75.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.391. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.391
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 9.11. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.11
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.480. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.480
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.41
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 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00251
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Capitola-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 7479% 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 91.1 miles away from Capitola 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 13.8 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 151.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 214.5 miles away from the city 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 105.6 miles away from Capitola center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 322.3 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 (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Fires: 8, Mudslides: 7, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Capitola topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Capitola:

  • GOLDEN AGE CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (523 BURLINGAME AVENUE)
  • PACIFIC COAST MANOR (1935 WHARF ROAD)
  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS SANTA CRUZ (3801 CLARES STREET)

Amtrak stations near Capitola:

  • 4 miles: SANTA CRUZ (920 PACIFIC AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, public transit connection.
  • 12 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Capitola:

  • Cabrillo College (about 2 miles; Aptos, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,729)
  • University of California-Santa Cruz (about 7 miles; Santa Cruz, CA; FT enrollment: 17,751)
  • West Valley College (about 21 miles; Saratoga, CA; FT enrollment: 6,128)
  • Gavilan College (about 22 miles; Gilroy, CA; FT enrollment: 3,327)
  • 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)
  • De Anza College (about 25 miles; Cupertino, CA; FT enrollment: 16,729)

Public elementary/middle schools in Capitola:

  • NEW BRIGHTON MIDDLE (Students: 609, Location: 250 WASHBURN AVE., Grades: 6-8)
  • OPAL CLIFFS (Location: 4510 JADE ST., Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Capitola

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Capitola: New Brighton State Beach Park Headquarters (A), Camp San Jose (B), Capitola Fishing Wharf (C), Capitola City Hall (D), Central Fire Protection District of Santa Cruz County Station 4 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Upper Village Shopping Center (1), La Capitola Plaza Shopping Center (2), Kings Plaza Shopping Center (3), Capitola Mall Shopping Center (4), Brown Bulb Ranch Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Capitola include: Community Church of God (A), First Baptist Church of Capitola (B), Faith Chapel (C), Grace Community Church of Capitola (D), Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church (E), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Soquel Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Capitola include: Jade Street Park (1), Old Riverview Historic District (2), Perry Park (3), Six Sisters-Lawn Way Historic District (4), New Brighton State Beach (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Hooper Beach (A), Capitola Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Capitola City - Capitola Historical Museum (410 Capitola Avenue), Capitola Begonia Festival (716 Capitola Avenue).

Hotel: Best Western Capitola By Sea (1435 41st Avenue).

Birthplace of: Michael White - College basketball player (Pacific Tigers).

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 Capitola and their reported violations in the past:

BUENA VISTA MIGRANT CENTER (Population served: 455, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

49.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.5%
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: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Capitola in 2010:

  • 123 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Capitola in 2000:

  • 126 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Capitola (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: 41st And Capitola Branch at 4055 Capitola Road, branch established on 1967/09/27. 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
  • Santa Cruz County Bank: Capitola Branch at 819 Bay Avenue, branch established on 2007/06/04. 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
  • Union Bank, National Association: Capitola Branch at 601 Bay Avenue, branch established on 1997/01/06. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 41st And Capitola Branch at 1700 41st Avenue, branch established on 1962/01/02. 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
  • Bank of the West: Capitola Branch at 3820 Capitola Road, branch established on 1987/12/14. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Capitola Branch at 1990 41st Avenue, branch established on 1889/01/01. 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.
  • Citibank, National Association: 1995 41st Ave Branch at 1995 41st Ave, branch established on 1935/08/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Comerica Bank: Capitola Branch at 1960 41st Avenue, branch established on 1967/09/28. 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 Capitola:

Marital status in Capitola, CA
  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

For population 25 years and over in Capitola:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
California average:

14.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Capitola
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Capitola, 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
Here:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Santa Cruz County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Santa Cruz County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 246
Here:

9.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

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:
Capitola:

49.9%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.5%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Capitola:

28.3
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Capitola:

21.4%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.2%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Capitola:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.5%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Capitola:

56.9%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Capitola:

79.7%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Capitola, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 32$265,820$99,6830$0
Streets and Highways 12$142,611$142,6110$0
Other Government Administration 8$55,422$83,1335$5,110
Housing and Community Development (Local) 6$43,991$87,9820$0
Financial Administration 4$31,865$95,5950$0
Solid Waste Management 3$25,250$101,0000$0
Parks and Recreation 1$6,850$82,2007$7,669
Other and Unallocable 1$7,046$84,5520$0
Totals for Government 67$578,854$103,67512$12,779

Capitola government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $1,118,000 ($111.69)
    Regular Highways: $238,000 ($23.78)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,341,000 ($633.47)
    Central Staff Services: $2,913,000 ($291.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,883,000 ($188.11)
    Regular Highways: $1,746,000 ($174.43)
    Financial Administration: $797,000 ($79.62)
    Housing and Community Development: $767,000 ($76.62)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $237,000 ($23.68)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $96,000 ($9.59)
    Health - Other: $25,000 ($2.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $138,000 ($13.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $19,000 ($1.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($1.70)

Capitola government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,360,000 ($135.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $643,000 ($64.24)
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000 ($2.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $278,000 ($27.77)
    Other: $9,000 ($0.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $955,000 ($95.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $560,000 ($55.94)
    General Revenue - Other: $487,000 ($48.65)
    Rents: $112,000 ($11.19)
    Donations From Private Sources: $84,000 ($8.39)
    Interest Earnings: $38,000 ($3.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $197,000 ($19.68)
    Other: $192,000 ($19.18)
    General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($0.70)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,845,000 ($683.82)
    Property: $2,216,000 ($221.38)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,458,000 ($145.65)
    Other: $1,103,000 ($110.19)
    Public Utilities Sales: $535,000 ($53.45)
    Other License: $313,000 ($31.27)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $302,000 ($30.17)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $72,000 ($7.19)

Capitola government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,066,000 ($406.19)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,278,000 ($327.47)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $788,000 ($78.72)

Capitola government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,624,000 ($162.24)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,211,000 ($720.38)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $614,000 ($61.34)

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 Capitola, CA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Macy's1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Mazda1
Aeropostale1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins1Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity1
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike7
Blockbuster1Pac Sun1
Burger King1Payless1
CVS2Pier 1 Imports1
Carl\s Jr.1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen2Rite Aid1
Express1Rue211
FedEx4SAS Shoes2
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop2Starbucks2
Goodwill1Subaru1
Gymboree1Subway2
H&R Block2T-Mobile1
Hot Topic1The Limited1
IHOP1Toyota1
Jamba Juice1Toys"R"Us1
Jones New York3Trader Joe's1
Journeys1UPS7
Justice1Vans4
KFC1Verizon Wireless2
Kohl's1Victoria's Secret1
Lane Furniture1Wet Seal1
LensCrafters1Whole Foods Market1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in Capitola:

  • KSCO (1080 AM; 10 kW; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • KOMY (1340 AM; 1 kW; LA SELVA BEACH, CA; Owner: ZWERLING BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSRK (540 AM; 10 kW; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDBV (980 AM; 10 kW; SALINAS, CA; Owner: WOLFHOUSE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KION (1460 AM; 10 kW; SALINAS, CA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Capitola:

  • 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)
  • KTEE (93.7 FM; FELTON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KBAA (94.5 FM; GILROY, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KZSC (88.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • K216AX (91.1 FM; LAUREL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSRI (90.7 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K240CD (95.9 FM; SOQUEL, ETC., 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.)
  • KFJC (89.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KLVM (89.7 FM; PRUNEDALE, CA; Owner: PRUNEDALE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • KUFX (98.5 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • KFER (89.9 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: SANTA CRUZ EDUC B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • KWAV (96.9 FM; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING OF MONTEREY)

TV broadcast stations around Capitola:

  • KNTV (Channel 11; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KNTV LICENSE, INC.)
  • KKPX (Channel 65; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: PAXSON SAN JOSE LICENSE, INC.)
  • KBIT-CA (Channel 28; SAN FRANCISCO, ETC., CA; Owner: POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K21EV (Channel 21; SALINAS, CA; Owner: LIVING FAITH BROADCASTING)
  • KDJT-CA (Channel 33; SALINAS/MONTEREY,ETC, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTEH1 (Channel 54; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Capitola fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 154ft / 46.8mTotal length
  • $4,069,000Total costs
  • 613,590Total average daily traffic
  • 22,635Total average daily truck traffic
  • 549,245Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Capitola, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 71960-1969
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Capitola, CA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • 1026 Rosedale Ave (Lat: 36.991389 Lon: -121.923611), Type: 14.3, Overall height: 12.8 m, Registrant: Pacific Bell Mobile Services, Pleas-anton, Phone: (510) 227-3059

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 420 Capitola Ave (Lat: 36.973278 Lon: -121.951917), Call Sign: KAQ882,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.920 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/2011, Expiration Date: 09/03/2021, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • Lat: 36.982694 Lon: -121.966389, Call Sign: WPVP523,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.262 MHz, 463.762 MHz, 464.800 MHz, 468.262 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2002, Expiration Date: 07/25/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/29/2012, Certifier: Beth Alexander, Registrant: Sjm Industrial Radio, 1212 E. Imperial Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245, Phone: (310) 640-2700, Fax: (310) 640-1095
  • Lat: 36.982000 Lon: -121.962361, Call Sign: WQOK509,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.125 MHz, 466.125 MHz, 462.037 MHz, 467.037 MHz, 461.987 MHz, Grant Date: 10/26/2011, Expiration Date: 10/26/2021, Certifier: Steve Vollers, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 620 Monterey Ave (Lat: 36.979167 Lon: -121.947500), Call Sign: WQQA892,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.262 MHz, Grant Date: 10/10/2012, Expiration Date: 10/10/2022, Certifier: Paul D Rucker, Registrant: Peninsula Communications, 6 Rossi Circle #c, Salinas, CA 93907, Phone: (831) 784-1900, Fax: (831) 758-1945, Email:
  • GROVE, 110 Grove Avenue (Grove) (Lat: 36.976278 Lon: -121.943444), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 6.4 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQZS341,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.375 MHz, Grant Date: 07/19/2017, Expiration Date: 07/19/2027, Certifier: Mike Del Fava, Registrant: County Of Santa Cruz, 701 Ocean Street, Room 315, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 454-3091, Email:
  • PEARSON COURT, 4146 Pearson Court (Pearson Court) (Lat: 36.993167 Lon: -121.963778), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 6.7 m, Call Sign: WQZU926,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.937 MHz, Grant Date: 08/10/2017, Expiration Date: 08/10/2027, Certifier: Mike Del Fava, Registrant: County Of Santa Cruz, 701 Ocean Street, Room 315, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 454-3091, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Santa Cruz County Office Of Education 809 Bay Ave (Lat: 36.955222 Lon: -122.053278), Structure height: 13.7 m, Overall height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WPNI979,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 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:
  • FM41, 1255 41st Ave (Lat: 36.969667 Lon: -121.965639), Type: Bant, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 17 m, Call Sign: WRCD741,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/05/2018, Expiration Date: 09/05/2028, Certifier: Chris T Frost, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:
  • CAPITOLA, 1465 38th Ave (Lat: 36.970778 Lon: -121.967722), Overall height: 15.5 m, Call Sign: WLS864,
    Assigned Frequencies: 934.888 MHz, Grant Date: 05/02/1994, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Paging Systems Inc, Burlingame, CA 94011-4249

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

87 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Capitola)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Capitola)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 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 ORIGINATED14$392,33783$389,371325$339,72311$245,0112$1,959,615100$369,30714$184,602
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$176,7708$327,71425$335,9612$133,8200$011$323,5553$141,763
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$375,9277$199,21679$390,3824$137,8000$015$392,4438$171,006
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$239,0006$397,84248$373,0904$145,9630$012$341,6935$244,510
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$98,99016$414,5170$00$01$336,9401$134,350

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1217.00 , 1218.00, 1221.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$345,7701$403,370
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$333,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1217.00 , 1218.00, 1221.00

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

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 22. The highest number of fires - 41 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Capitola, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (42.8%), and Outside Fires (34.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Capitola, CA
    • 13042.8%Structure Fires
    • 10434.2%Outside Fires
    • 5217.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 185.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Capitola, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Capitola, California:

  • Best Western Plus Capitola By-The-Sea Inn & Suites, 1435 41st Ave, Capitola, California 95010 , Phone: (831) 477-0607
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Santa Cruz - Capitola, 1255 41st Ave, Capitola, California 95010 , Phone: (831) 427-2900
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Capitola, California
Most common first names in Capitola, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8776.8 years
Mary7980.1 years
William7074.7 years
George4678.6 years
James4575.3 years
Robert4072.3 years
Margaret3979.3 years
Frank3879.6 years
Joseph3879.1 years
Dorothy3681.4 years
Most common last names in Capitola, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3277.0 years
Johnson2781.1 years
Davis1677.1 years
Anderson1674.1 years
Brown1682.1 years
Nelson1475.2 years
Williams1479.8 years
Wilson1377.2 years
Miller1278.4 years
White1277.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Capitola, CA
  • 90.7%Utility gas
  • 7.7%Electricity
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.7%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Capitola, CA
  • 58.4%Utility gas
  • 39.4%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used


Capitola compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.

Capitola on our top lists:

  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 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+)"
There are 25 pilots and 11 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Keith J. Hendren (15)
  • David C. Delaney (11)
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  • Edward Stein (10)
  • Robert Keith Mykland (8)
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Total of 226 patent applications in 2008-2021.