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Capitola is a city in Santa Cruz County, in the Santa Cruz-Watsonville metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "capitol"
The latitude of Capitola is 36.975N. The longitude is -121.952W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,802.
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14% of Capitola residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Capitola ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Capitola was $27,609, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Capitola residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Capitola include Old Riverview Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Capitola, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $933. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,679.
Libraries in Capitola include Capitola Branch Library ... View libraries
Santa Cruz County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Capitola political report.
Capitola restaurants taking online reservations include Shadowbrook Restaurant Capitola ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Capitola workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Capitola between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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