Pajaro Dunes, California

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Pajaro Dunes
census-designated place
Pajaro Dunes is located in California
Pajaro Dunes
Pajaro Dunes
Position in California.
Coordinates: 36°52′06″N 121°48′21″W / 36.86833°N 121.80583°W / 36.86833; -121.80583Coordinates: 36°52′06″N 121°48′21″W / 36.86833°N 121.80583°W / 36.86833; -121.80583
Country  United States
State  California
County Santa Cruz
Area[1]
 • Total 2.588 sq mi (6.703 km2)
 • Land 2.562 sq mi (6.637 km2)
 • Water 0.026 sq mi (0.067 km2)  1.00%
Elevation[2] 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 144
 • Density 56/sq mi (21/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2583104
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pajaro Dunes, California

Pajaro Dunes is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California.[2] Pajaro Dunes sits at an elevation of 13 feet (4.0 m).[2] The 2010 United States census reported Pajaro Dunes's population was 144.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km²), 99.00% of it land and 1.00% of it water.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Pajaro Dunes had a population of 144. The population density was 55.6 people per square mile (21.5/km²). The racial makeup of Pajaro Dunes was 92 (63.9%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 0 (0.0%) Native American, 6 (4.2%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 45 (31.3%) from other races, and 1 (0.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54 persons (37.5%).

The Census reported that 144 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 53 households, out of which 23 (43.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 27 (50.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 5 (9.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 2 (3.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 2 (3.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 18 households (34.0%) were made up of individuals and 9 (17.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72. There were 34 families (64.2% of all households); the average family size was 3.59.

The population was spread out with 38 people (26.4%) under the age of 18, 16 people (11.1%) aged 18 to 24, 18 people (12.5%) aged 25 to 44, 53 people (36.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 19 people (13.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.0 years. For every 100 females there were 75.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

There were 567 housing units at an average density of 219.1 per square mile (84.6/km²), of which 37 (69.8%) were owner-occupied, and 16 (30.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 46.7%. 92 people (63.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 52 people (36.1%) lived in rental housing units.

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