is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. The population was 9,396 at the 2000 census.
Aptos is an unincorporated area of Santa Cruz county, consisting of several small communities. The combined population of the CDPs generally considered as parts of Aptos is around 25,000:
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18.2 km²), all of it land.
Aptos lies on San Andreas Fault,but does not usually get earthquakes. It was also the epicenter of 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Aptos is a hilly place, a lot of houses are on the hills. Aptos is also surrounded by higher mountains and forests.