Pleasure Point, California

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Pleasure Point
census-designated place
Pleasure Point is located in California
Pleasure Point
Pleasure Point
Position in California.
Coordinates: 36°57′35″N 121°58′12″W / 36.95972°N 121.97000°W / 36.95972; -121.97000Coordinates: 36°57′35″N 121°58′12″W / 36.95972°N 121.97000°W / 36.95972; -121.97000
Country  United States
State  California
County Santa Cruz
 • Total 2.014 sq mi (5.216 km2)
 • Land 0.753 sq mi (1.949 km2)
 • Water 1.261 sq mi (3.267 km2)  62.63%
Elevation[2] 33 ft (10 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,846
 • Density 2,900/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2408992
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pleasure Point, California

Pleasure Point is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California.[2] Pleasure Point sits at an elevation of 33 feet (10 m).[2] The 2010 United States census reported Pleasure Point's population was 5,846.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²) of it is land, and 1.3 square miles (4.4 km²) of it (62.63%) is water.


The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Pleasure Point had a population of 5,846. The population density was 2,903.0 people per square mile (1,120.8/km²). The racial makeup of Pleasure Point was 4,847 (82.9%) White, 63 (1.1%) African American, 45 (0.8%) Native American, 144 (2.5%) Asian, 5 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 506 (8.7%) from other races, and 236 (4.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,140 persons (19.5%).

The Census reported that 99.8% of the population lived in households and 0.2% lived in non-institutionalized group quarters.

There were 2,650 households, out of which 625 (23.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 943 (35.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 267 (10.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 114 (4.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 248 (9.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 26 (1.0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 914 households (34.5%) were made up of individuals and 251 (9.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20. There were 1,324 families (50.0% of all households); the average family size was 2.85.

The population was spread out with 1,026 people (17.6%) under the age of 18, 481 people (8.2%) aged 18 to 24, 1,879 people (32.1%) aged 25 to 44, 1,859 people (31.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 601 people (10.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.8 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.

There were 3,091 housing units at an average density of 1,534.9 per square mile (592.6/km²), of which 52.0% were owner-occupied and 48.0% were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.3%. 53.3% of the population lived in owner-occupied housing units and 46.5% lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pleasure Point, California
  3. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.