Aptos, CA
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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 6,412 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 86.83% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Aptos is a town of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aptos who work in management occupations (15.47%), healthcare (9.56%), and sales jobs (8.51%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Aptos telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.99% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Aptos’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In Aptos, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.26 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Aptos is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

If knowledge is power, Aptos is a pretty powerful place. 59.89% of the adults in Aptos have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Aptos in 2010 was $51,439, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,756 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 12.33% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aptos include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Polish.

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