Amesti, California

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Amesti is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. The population was 2,436 at the 2000 census.

Amesti is named for José Amesti, a Basque who came to California in 1822, and who was the grantee of Rancho Los Corralitos.[1]



Amesti is located at 36°57′33″N 121°46′56″W / 36.95917°N 121.78222°W / 36.95917; -121.78222 (36.959210, -121.782131)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²), of which, 2.9 square miles (7.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.67%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,436 people, 760 households, and 589 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 833.0 people per square mile (322.1/km²). There were 781 housing units at an average density of 267.1/sq mi (103.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 67.12% White, 0.29% African American, 0.90% Native American, 2.26% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 24.67% from other races, and 4.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 42.69% of the population.

There were 760 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.21 and the average family size was 3.56.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

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