A small city located in California, Capitola has just over 10,000 residents. Retirees should fit right in, as they account for 20% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (51%) and owning (49%) their residence despite paying significantly more in rent ($1,674 a month) than the state average.
Capitola residents have an average commute of about 26 minutes. Many residents (41%) commute to work by car, while public transit isn't widely used. A small percentage of residents (2%) walk to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
Compared to the national average (7%), Capitola has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 9% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 16% possess a Bachelor's degree. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Capitola, the most common four of which are healthcare, entertainment, retail, and education. Together, these industries make up 32% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, making it the top career path in the city. Capitola workers take home an average annual income of just over $79K, about $6,000 less than the average California resident. Capitola, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.
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