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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Soquel is a town in California with a population of 11,241. Soquel is in Santa Cruz County. Living in Soquel offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Soquel there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Soquel and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Soquel are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$587,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,573
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Soquel Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Soquel

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$83,673
National
$55,322
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Soquel Reviews

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It is a very friendly and 'local' place. It is easy to navigate, and the there is a large variety of stores and restaraunts. Near the Beach too!
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Nice neighbors, friendly. The streets are relatively quiet at night, no major crimes. It feels safe.
Soquel is a cute little town just outside of Santa Cruz and everyone is so welcoming and open minded. Our whole neighborhood looks out for each other and are super friendly!