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 85.94% 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 (17.09%), sales jobs (10.58%), and food service (8.60%).
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: 12.32% 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.
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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Aptos. 57.46% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Aptos in 2018 was $60,222, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,888 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 16.17% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aptos include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Aptos is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.