Capitola, California

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Population in 2013: 10,093 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.6%
 
Males: 5,193  (51.5%)
Females: 4,900  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  41.4 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 95010, 95062, 95073.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,624 (it was $46,048 in 2000)
Capitola:

$55,624
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $35,656 (it was $27,609 in 2000)

Capitola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $437,909 (it was $330,000 in 2000)
Capitola:

$437,909
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $599,973; Detached houses: $666,893; Townhouses or other attached units: $452,593; In 2-unit structures: $316,222; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $491,751; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $350,565; Mobile homes: $168,023

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,547.

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  • Races in Capitola, CA (2013)

    Capitola races chart
    • 6,74866.5%White alone
    • 2,29022.6%Hispanic
    • 4434.4%Two or more races
    • 3503.4%Asian alone
    • 2032.0%Black alone
    • 640.6%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Capitola: 149.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (13.3%), German (11.2%), Irish (8.6%), Italian (6.4%), French (4.8%), Scottish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 1.61 square miles.

Population density: 6,257 people per square mile   (high).

Capitola,CA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Capitola:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Capitola city:

  • Never married: 35.6%
  • Now married: 42.1%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

1,189 residents are foreign born (7.3% Latin America, 3.4% Asia, 1.3% Europe).

This city:

11.7%
California:

26.9%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Capitola, California as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Capitola to the number of sex offenders is 1,001 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,962 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,183 (0.6%)

Capitola satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $212,100
  • 2001: 21 buildings, average cost: $205,400
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $237,700
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $409,100
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $414,800
  • 2005: 31 buildings, average cost: $288,400
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $274,500
  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $358,100
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $392,300
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $401,400
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $401,400
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $329,500
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $272,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.98 N, Longitude: 121.95 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,280 (+12.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,010 (19.9%)

Capitola household income distribution Capitola home values distribution

Crime rates in Capitola by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0010000000101
per 100,000 0.00.09.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.010.00.010.0
Rapes 41227739543223
per 100,000 39.1115.419.970.672.131.195.452.941.830.819.919.829.9
Robberies 101716179913184118154
per 100,000 97.9163.4159.2171.592.793.4137.8190.341.8112.979.7148.739.8
Assaults 52385546544963769999173030
per 100,000 508.9365.3547.1463.9556.5508.4667.9803.61,035.01,015.7169.4297.5298.9
Burglaries 105102127130110122104707178654741
per 100,000 1,027.5980.61,263.31,311.11,133.61,265.71,102.6740.2742.3800.2647.7466.0408.4
Thefts 684787926823835770680525534608518474532
per 100,000 6,693.47,565.99,211.28,300.68,604.77,988.47,209.55,551.45,582.96,237.85,161.94,700.05,299.9
Auto thefts 33282434424227141822152027
per 100,000 322.9269.2238.7342.9432.8435.7286.3148.0188.2225.7149.5198.3269.0
Arson 0100005273122
per 100,000 0.09.60.00.00.00.053.021.173.230.810.019.819.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 495.0569.3627.2611.2614.1560.3599.8511.7509.4548.7335.1334.2354.1

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Crime rate in Capitola detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 29 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
California average:

2.34
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-0.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Capitola: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Capitola, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Capitola-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 764% 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 the city 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 Capitola 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 (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
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).
Capitola topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Capitola:

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

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 high school in Capitola:

Public elementary/middle school in Capitola:

See full list of schools located in Capitola, map of school districts: SOQUEL ELEMENTARY, SANTA CRUZ CITY HIGH

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 90.1. This is worse than average.

City:

90.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.374. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.374
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.45. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.45
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.05. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.05
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.82. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.82
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00223. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00223
U.S.:

0.01468

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.0%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.6% for Black residents, 5.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.3% for other race residents, 11.9% for two or more races residents)
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

Capitola compared to California state average:

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

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
California average:

15.4

Capitola travel time to work - commute Capitola mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Capitola city (based on Santa Cruz County data)

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
Santa Cruz 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
Santa Cruz County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

6.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Santa Cruz County:

17.8%
California:

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

19.2%
State:

17.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$33,367$100,1014$10,096
Other Government Administration 10$69,137$82,9646$6,429
Police Protection - Officers 20$191,619$114,9710$0
Streets and Highways 3$23,460$93,8400$0
Welfare 2$13,426$80,5560$0
Parks and Recreation 1$6,868$82,4168$19,860
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$27,768$83,3042$111
Natural Resources 7$40,563$69,5370$0
Other and Unallocable 3$16,629$66,5162$3,319
Totals for Government 54$422,837$93,96422$39,815

Capitola government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $812,000 ($80.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $370,000 ($36.66)
    Housing & Community Development: $50,000 ($4.95)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,774,000 ($373.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,669,000 ($165.36)
    Central Staff Services: $1,477,000 ($146.34)
    Regular Highways: $1,131,000 ($112.06)
    Housing & Community Development: $515,000 ($51.03)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $40,000 ($3.96)
    General - Other: $31,000 ($3.07)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($0.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $650,000 ($64.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $18,000 ($1.78)
    Central Staff: $16,000 ($1.59)
    Housing & Community Development: $7,000 ($0.69)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,454,000 ($342.22)

Capitola government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $671,000 ($66.48)
    All Other: $370,000 ($36.66)
    Housing & Community Development: $29,000 ($2.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $44,000 ($4.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $875,000 ($86.69)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $842,000 ($83.42)
    Interest Earnings: $214,000 ($21.20)
    Rents: $148,000 ($14.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $765,000 ($75.80)
    General Support: $626,000 ($62.02)
    Highways: $177,000 ($17.54)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $5,092,000 ($504.51)
    Property: $2,271,000 ($225.01)
    NEC: $568,000 ($56.28)
    Other Selective Sales: $470,000 ($46.57)
    Public Utilities: $247,000 ($24.47)

Capitola government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,350,000 ($926.38)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,064,000 ($105.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $8,284,000 ($820.77)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,130,000 ($211.04)

Capitola government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,334,000 ($132.17)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,747,000 ($470.33)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,515,000 ($249.18)

5.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,865 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
California average:

5.03%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($318 average AGI)
Santa Cruz County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.89% ($70,031 average AGI)
from Monterey County, CA  0.54% ($38,507)
from Alameda County, CA  0.22% ($56,459)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,445 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
California average:

5.12%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($141 average AGI)
Santa Cruz County:

0.05%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.93% ($59,568 average AGI)
to Monterey County, CA  0.86% ($34,670)
to Alameda County, CA  0.29% ($41,232)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Capitola fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 73m240ftTotal length
  • $1,697,000Total costs
  • 610,569Total average daily traffic
  • 23,530Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 61960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 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: 5102273059, , 4420 ROSEWOOD DR BLDG 2 4TH FL

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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) 657-9437, Fax: (916) 657-9468, 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:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 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:
  • 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

17 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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
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

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  • #87 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
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  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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