Aptos, CA

Aptos profile

Living in Aptos

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 6,664 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Aptos is the 478th 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 85.76% 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 sales jobs (15.96%), management occupations (15.10%), and food service (9.80%).

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: 12.27% 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.

Aptos is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

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 52.29% 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 2018 was $63,568, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $254,272 for a family of four.

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 11.05% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aptos include Irish, German, English, Portuguese, and Italian.

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