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Median resident age:  39.2 years
California median age:  33.3 years

Zip code: 95006

Estimated median household income in 2012: $88,571 (it was $70,573 in 2000)
San Lorenzo Valley:

$88,571
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $45,856

San Lorenzo Valley CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $541,684 (it was $350,700 in 2000)
San Lorenzo Valley:

$541,684
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $775,885; Detached houses: $792,742; Townhouses or other attached units: $679,588; In 2-unit structures: $678,863; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $418,186; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $529,703; Mobile homes: $236,817; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $71,092

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  • White alone - 25,313 (88.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1,553 (5.4%)
  • Two or more races - 869 (3.0%)
  • Asian alone - 389 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 184 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 165 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 154 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 46 (0.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in San Lorenzo Valley: 407.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

San Lorenzo Valley CCD:  0.6% ($2,115)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)
San Lorenzo Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Cruz, CA (11.1 miles , pop. 54,593).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Jose, CA (16.5 miles , pop. 894,943).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (295.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lompico, CA (1.4 miles ), Brookdale, CA (1.5 miles ), Boulder Creek, CA (1.6 miles ), Zayante, CA (1.8 miles ), Ben Lomond, CA (1.8 miles ), Felton, CA (2.3 miles ), Mount Hermon, CA (2.3 miles ), Lexington Hills, CA (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 37.13 N, Longitude: 122.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 831

San Lorenzo Valley household income distribution San Lorenzo Valley home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.2%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Computer and electronic products (12%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)

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Earthquake activity:

San Lorenzo Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 1767% 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 78.8 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 16.9 miles away from San Lorenzo Valley center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 4/24/1984 at 21:15:19, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.2 MW, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 23.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1979 at 17:05:22, a magnitude 5.9 (5.4 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, 5.9 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 26.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1980 at 19:00:09, a magnitude 5.9 (5.3 MB, 5.9 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 44.7 miles away from San Lorenzo Valley center
On 6/27/1988 at 18:43:22, a magnitude 5.7 (4.8 MB, 4.1 MS, 5.7 ML) earthquake occurred 10.9 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, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near San Lorenzo Valley:

  • HOSPICE CARING PROJECT (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SCOTTS VALLEY, CA)
  • LOS GATOS MEADOWS GERIATRIC HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LOS GATOS, CA)
  • EMMANUEL CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL OF LOS GATOS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LOS GATOS, CA)

Amtrak stations near San Lorenzo Valley:

  • 12 miles: SANTA CRUZ (920 PACIFIC AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: SAN JOSE (65 CAHILL ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: SANTA CLARA-GREAT AMERICA (SANTA CLARA, FOOT OF STARS & STRIPES DR.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to San Lorenzo Valley:

  • West Valley College (about 11 miles; Saratoga, CA; Full-time enrollment: 3,930)
  • University of California-Santa Cruz (about 11 miles; Santa Cruz, CA; FT enrollment: 16,254)
  • Cabrillo College (about 13 miles; Aptos, CA; FT enrollment: 4,785)
  • De Anza College (about 14 miles; Cupertino, CA; FT enrollment: 11,139)
  • San Jose City College (about 16 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 2,992)
  • Foothill College (about 17 miles; Los Altos Hills, CA; FT enrollment: 4,985)
  • Santa Clara University (about 18 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 6,769)

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Notable locations in San Lorenzo Valley: Burrell Guard Station (A), Burrell School (B), Camp Campbell (C), Camp Wasibo (D), Uncle Billys Cabin (E), Spanish Ranch (F), Saratoga Summit Ranger Station (G), Mount Bielawski Lookout (H), Redwood Camp (I), Mount Cross Camp (J), Future Farmers of America Camp (K), Fidel Ranch (L), White Rock Ranch (M), Boulder Creek Golf and Country Club (N), Felton Branch Santa Cruz City-County Library (O), Boulder Creek Branch Santa Cruz City-County Library (P), American Medical Response Santa Cruz Division (Q), Zayante Fire Protection District Station 3 (R), Zayante Fire Protection District Station 2 (S), Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Station 31 Felton Fire Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Felton Fair Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in San Lorenzo Valley include: Hester Creek Church (A), Felton Presbyterian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Laguna del Sargento (A), Loch Lomond (B), Lake Lompico (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Boulder Creek (A), Bracken Brae Creek (B), Burns Creek (C), Clear Creek (D), Deer Creek (E), Fall Creek (F), Foreman Creek (G), Fritch Creek (H), Jamison Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in San Lorenzo Valley include: Boulder Creek Park (1), Forest Swimming Pool (2), Highlands County Park (3), Ben Lomond County Park (4), Castle Rock State Park (5). 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
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  CO  NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.9. This is better than average.
City:

24.9
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00413. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00413
U.S.:

0.02218
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.311. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.311
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.95. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.95
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 21.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.6
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.77. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.77
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.895. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.895
U.S.:

2.433


Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.1%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.6%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.4%
Whole state:

14.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.5%
Whole state:

6.3%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in San Lorenzo Valley, CA

People in group quarters in San Lorenzo Valley in 2010:

  • 40 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 35 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in San Lorenzo Valley in 2000:

  • 58 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

San Lorenzo Valley compared to California state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Utility gas (29%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for San Lorenzo Valley CCD (based on Santa Cruz County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.47%
Here34.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishConservative Baptist Association of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents62.8%6.8%5.1%3.0%2.3%
Congregations9.3%2.7%3.3%4.0%8.0%
NameMuslim EstimateEpiscopal ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.1%1.8%1.8%1.5%12.6%
Congregations0.7%3.3%3.3%4.7%60.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

5.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($57,060 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
California average:

5.75%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($386 average AGI)
Santa Cruz County:

0.11%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Santa Clara County, CA  1.02% ($94,361 average AGI)
from Monterey County, CA  0.62% ($42,670)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.28% ($44,151)


7.17% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($53,342 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
California average:

6.27%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($810 average AGI)
Santa Cruz County:

0.08%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Santa Clara County, CA  1.15% ($85,093 average AGI)
to Monterey County, CA  0.62% ($38,459)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.35% ($43,984)

Strongest AM radio stations in San Lorenzo Valley:

  • 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.)
  • KSCO (1080 AM; 10 kW; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSJX (1500 AM; 10 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KYAA (1200 AM; 25 kW; SOQUEL, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KZSF (1370 AM; 5 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: CARLOS A. DUHARTE)

Strongest FM radio stations in San Lorenzo Valley:

  • KTEE (93.7 FM; FELTON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K216AX (91.1 FM; LAUREL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KFJC (89.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KUFX (98.5 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRTY (95.3 FM; LOS GATOS, CA; Owner: KRTY, LTD.)
  • K240CD (95.9 FM; SOQUEL, ETC., CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZSC (88.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KSRI (90.7 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • 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.)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • K238AC (95.5 FM; SALIDA, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KBTU (93.5 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KFFG (97.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC.)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around San Lorenzo Valley:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KICU-TV (Channel 36; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTEH (Channel 54; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)
  • KDTV (Channel 14; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KDTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KSTS (Channel 48; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTEH1 (Channel 54; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)


San Lorenzo Valley on our top lists:

  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Computer and electronic products"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business and financial operations occupations:"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #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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