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grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Capitola is a town in California with a population of 10,121. Capitola is in Santa Cruz County. Living in Capitola offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Capitola there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Capitola and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Capitola are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$721,900
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,780
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Capitola Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    207.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    29.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    59.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    524.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    4,494.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    207.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

Working in Capitola

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,059
National
$62,843

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