La Selva Beach, California

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Population in 2010: 2,843.
Males: 1,366  (48.1%)
Females: 1,477  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

51.8 years
California median age:

36.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $79,705
La Selva Beach:

$79,705
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $39,580

La Selva Beach CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $775,000
La Selva Beach:

$775,000
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $989,230; detached houses: $982,140; townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,879.

March 2019 cost of living index in La Selva Beach: 146.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.5%
(6.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 52.7% for other race residents)
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  • Races in La Selva Beach, CA (2010)
    • 2,22678.3%White alone
    • 37213.1%Hispanic
    • 1113.9%Asian alone
    • 853.0%Two or more races
    • 210.7%Black alone
    • 180.6%American Indian alone
    • 70.2%Other race alone
    • 30.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in La Selva Beach detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in La Selva Beach, California as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in La Selva Beach is 1,335 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (12.1%), German (11.0%), English (5.9%), Italian (4.7%), European (4.0%), Greek (3.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 76 feet

177 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 1.7% Europe, 0.6% North America).

This place:

6.4%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,675 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $6,308 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Cruz, CA (9.3 miles , pop. 54,593).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Jose, CA (25.4 miles , pop. 894,943).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (278.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Rio del Mar, CA (1.5 miles ),
Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA (1.6 miles ),
Aptos, CA (2.0 miles ),
Seacliff, CA (2.0 miles ),
Freedom, CA (2.0 miles ),
Amesti, CA (2.2 miles ),
Day Valley, CA (2.2 miles ),
Corralitos, CA (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 36.94 N, Longitude: 121.86 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 831

Distribution of median household income in La Selva Beach, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in La Selva Beach, CA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.9%
California:

4.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.9. This is about average.

City:

75.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.290. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.290
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.52. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.52
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.22. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.22
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 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 7.96. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.96
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

La Selva Beach-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 769% 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 96.4 miles away from La Selva Beach 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 13.1 miles away from La Selva Beach 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 147.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 208.9 miles away from La Selva Beach 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 99.9 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 233.6 miles away from La Selva Beach 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near La Selva Beach:

  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; WATSONVILLE, CA)
  • WATSONVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WATSONVILLE, CA)
  • COUNTRY VILLA WATSONVILLE WEST NRSG AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WATSONVILLE, CA)
  • GOLDEN AGE CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CAPITOLA, CA)
  • VALLEY CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WATSONVILLE, CA)
  • PACIFIC COAST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CAPITOLA, CA)
  • CAPITOLA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)

Airports located in La Selva Beach:

Amtrak stations near La Selva Beach:

  • 7 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.
  • 10 miles: SANTA CRUZ (920 PACIFIC AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: GILROY (7250 MONTEREY HWY.) - Bus Station . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Selva Beach:

  • Cabrillo College (about 6 miles; Aptos, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,729)
  • University of California-Santa Cruz (about 13 miles; Santa Cruz, CA; FT enrollment: 17,751)
  • Gavilan College (about 17 miles; Gilroy, CA; FT enrollment: 3,327)
  • California State University-Monterey Bay (about 20 miles; Seaside, CA; FT enrollment: 5,125)
  • Hartnell College (about 22 miles; Salinas, CA; FT enrollment: 5,506)
  • Naval Postgraduate School (about 24 miles; Monterey, CA; FT enrollment: 4,951)
  • Monterey Peninsula College (about 24 miles; Monterey, CA; FT enrollment: 4,588)

Public high school in La Selva Beach:

Private high school in La Selva Beach:

See full list of schools located in La Selva Beach

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in La Selva Beach: La Selva Beach Branch Satna Cruz City-County Library (A), Aptos / La Selva Fire Protection District Station 3 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in La Selva Beach include: Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge (1), Santa Cruz Long-Toed Salamander Ecological Reserve (2), Manresa State Beach (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

2.4 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.2%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.4%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

People in group quarters in La Selva Beach in 2010:

  • 240 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults

For population 15 years and over in La Selva Beach:

Marital status in La Selva Beach, CA
  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in La Selva Beach:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
California average:

15.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for La Selva Beach, 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
Santa Cruz County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
State:

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
Santa Cruz County:

9.81 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Santa Cruz County:

6.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Santa Cruz County:

17.8%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Santa Cruz County:

19.2%
California:

17.9%

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Selva Beach:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in La Selva Beach:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KLVM (89.7 FM; PRUNEDALE, CA; Owner: PRUNEDALE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • K265DG (100.9 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K206BQ (89.1 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K240CD (95.9 FM; SOQUEL, ETC., CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KUSP (88.9 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL B/CING. FOUNDATION,INC.)
  • K260AA (99.9 FM; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWAV (96.9 FM; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING OF MONTEREY)
  • KTOM-FM (100.7 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K291AE (106.1 FM; SEASIDE, CA; Owner: MAPELTON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K216AX (91.1 FM; LAUREL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KHRI (90.7 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KFJC (89.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)

TV broadcast stations around La Selva Beach:

  • 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)
  • KSBW (Channel 8; SALINAS, CA; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE STATIONS, INC.)
  • KCBA (Channel 35; SALINAS, CA; Owner: SEAL ROCK BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • KTEH1 (Channel 54; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)
La Selva Beach fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

La Selva Beach fatal accident list:

Jan 26, 2007 09:20 AM, Sr-1, Lat: 36.936389, Lon: -121.827442, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 9.1mTotal length
  • 62,400Total average daily traffic
  • 15,624Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 312 Estrella Ave (Lat: 36.937167 Lon: -121.863556), Call Sign: WRG745,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.770 MHz, 154.280 MHz, 154.325 MHz, Grant Date: 07/16/2014, Expiration Date: 09/08/2024, Registrant: County Of Santa Cruz, 701 Ocean Street, Room 315, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 454-2025, Fax: (831) 454-3124, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in La Selva Beach)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: JAMES KETELSEN/S MESSIMER/S SY CH701 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 349MB , Serial Number: 7-6427, Certificate Issue Date: 07/20/2016
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Steven E Syvertson, 783 San Andreas Rd, La Selva Beach, CA 95076, Other Owners: Ronald H Messimer, James A Ketelsen
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5492W , Serial Number: 28-577, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 05/02/1962, Certificate Issue Date: 07/30/1962
    Registrant (Corporation): Sky Park Cherokees Inc, 1615 San Andreas Rd, La Selva Beach, CA 95076
  • Aircraft: BEECH 35-C33 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8943U , Serial Number: CD-952, Airworthiness Date: 08/16/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 03/01/2019
    Registrant (Individual): William G Rogers, 479 Arca Dr, La Selva Beach, CA 95076

2005 - 2016 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2016 the average number of fires per year is 11. The highest number of fires - 24 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2015. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in La Selva Beach, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (43.8%), and Structure Fires (26.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in La Selva Beach, CA
    • 6043.8%Outside Fires
    • 3626.3%Structure Fires
    • 3525.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 64.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for La Selva Beach, CA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in La Selva Beach, CA
  • 83.3%Utility gas
  • 9.9%Electricity
  • 5.6%Wood
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in La Selva Beach, CA
  • 51.0%Utility gas
  • 25.8%Electricity
  • 12.6%No fuel used
  • 7.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Wood


La Selva Beach 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 11 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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