Capitola, CA
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Capitola is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 10,189 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Capitola is the 418th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Capitola are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Capitola is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Capitola is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Capitola who work in sales jobs (18.40%), management occupations (11.31%), and food service (10.12%).

Also of interest is that Capitola 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: 10.60% 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.

Capitola 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.

The citizens of Capitola are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.96% of adults in Capitola have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Capitola in 2010 was $38,739, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,956 for a family of four. However, Capitola contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Capitola is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Capitola home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Capitola residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Capitola also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Capitola include German, Irish, Italian, and European.

In addition, Capitola has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.49%).

The most common language spoken in Capitola is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.

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