Aptos, CA
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Aptos is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 6,412 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Aptos is the 481st largest community in California.

Aptos home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Aptos real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Aptos is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Aptos is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aptos who work in management occupations (13.23%), business and financial occupations (10.92%), and sales jobs (10.76%).

Also of interest is that Aptos has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.99% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Aptos is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Aptos really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Aptos perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One of the nice things about Aptos is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Aptos, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Aptos is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.51% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Aptos in 2010 was $40,331, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $161,324 for a family of four. However, Aptos contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Aptos is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Aptos home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Aptos residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Aptos also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.38% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aptos include German, English, European, and French .

The most common language spoken in Aptos is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hebrew.