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Welcome to Capitola ...

The coastal city of Capitola is located in Santa Cruz County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Capitola has a population of 10,010 people<2> (see below for details).

Capitola was incorporated January 11, 1949.

The community of Capitola is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Capitola lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Capitola is within the boundaries of the (831) area code.

The ZIP code for Capitola: 95010<4>

Websites for Capitola ...

Official Website: www.ci.capitola.ca.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Capitola had an population of 10,010 people. This is an increase of 0.93% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Capitola had a population of 9,918 people. This makes Capitola the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Capitola represents 0.03% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 373rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,918 people, the population of Capitola decreased 1.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 10,033 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Capitola.

Communities Also Named Capitola ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Capitola - they are located in Florida, Maryland and Texas (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Capitola.

Communities near Capitola ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Capitola.

  • Watsonville [Santa Cruz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watsonville
    • Watsonville [Santa Cruz County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Capitola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 53,856 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watsonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watsonville<6>
  • Morgan Hill [Santa Clara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan Hill
    • Morgan Hill [Santa Clara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Capitola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 45,952 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgan Hill<6>
  • Los Gatos [Santa Clara County]
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    • Los Gatos [Santa Clara County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Capitola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,222 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Gatos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Gatos<6>
  • Scotts Valley [Santa Cruz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotts Valley
    • Scotts Valley [Santa Cruz County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Capitola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,757 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotts Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotts Valley<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Monte Sereno [Santa Clara County]
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      • Monte Sereno [Santa Clara County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Capitola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monte Sereno
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monte Sereno<6>
    • Pasatiempo [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pasatiempo
      • Pasatiempo [Santa Cruz County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Capitola
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    • Rio del Mar [Santa Cruz County]
    • Day Valley [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Day Valley
      • Day Valley [Santa Cruz County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Capitola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Day Valley
    • La Selva Beach [Santa Cruz County]
    • Paradise Park [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Park
      • Paradise Park [Santa Cruz County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Capitola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Park

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Capitola. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Capitola.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Capitola. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Capitola.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Capitola. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Capitola.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Capitola ...

Looking for more information about Capitola? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Capitola, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Capitola.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in California

About Santa Cruz County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Capitola: www.ci.capitola.ca.us/

The official website for Santa Cruz County: www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Santa Cruz, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Capitola.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Capitola - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Capitola). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Capitola or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Capitola) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Capitola. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Capitola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Capitola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9787, Longitude: -121.9531    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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