Santa Cruz County Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Santa Cruz County?

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There are 292,856 residents in Santa Cruz County, with a median age of 42.1. Of this, 49.46% are males and 50.54% are females. US-born citizens make up 80.04% of the resident pool in Santa Cruz County, while non-US-born citizens account for 9.25%. Additionally, 10.71% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 248,894 people in Santa Cruz County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 292,856 -0.2%
Male Population 144,854 -0.2%
Female Population 148,002 -0.1%
Male population 49.46%
Female population 50.54%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 42.1 -3.2%
Citizen US Born 234,402 0.0%
Citizen not US Born 27,091 3.6%
Not Citizen 31,363 -4.5%
Citizen US Born 80.04%
Citizen not US Born 9.25%
Not Citizen 10.71%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,473 -7.2%
Moved from Same County 20,499 -4.5%
Moved from Same State 14,935 4.4%
Moved from Different State 4,474 20.5%
Same House as Last Year 248,894 -0.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.51%
Moved from Same County 7.06%
Moved from Same State 5.15%
Moved from Different State 1.54%
Same House as Last Year 85.74%

What are the employment statistics in Santa Cruz County?

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White-collar workers make up 80.21% of the working population in Santa Cruz County, while blue-collar employees account for 19.79%. There are also 20,210 entrepreneurs in Santa Cruz County (13.76% of the workforce); 89,078 workers employed in private companies (60.63%); and 23,431 people working in governmental institutions (15.95%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 117,829 1.8%
Blue Collar 29,080 -2.6%
White Collar 80.21%
Blue Collar 19.79%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 20,210 -0.9%
Private Companies 89,078 1.0%
Governmental Workers 23,431 2.7%
Not for Profit Companies 14,190 0.3%
Self Employees 13.76%
Private Companies 60.63%
Governmental Workers 15.95%
Not for Profit Companies 9.66%

How many households are there in Santa Cruz County?

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There are a total of 101,443 households in Santa Cruz County, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 64.33% of these Santa Cruz County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 35.67%. Additionally, 29.21% of households have children and 70.79% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 101,443 0.6%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.8%
Family Households 65,256 0.7%
Non-family Households 36,187 0.6%
Family Households 64.33%
Non-family Households 35.67%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 29,630 -1.9%
Households without Children 71,813 1.7%
Households with Children 29.21%
Households without Children 70.79%

What are the median and average incomes in Santa Cruz County?

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The average annual household income in Santa Cruz County is $118,579, while the median household income sits at $88,032 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $101,351, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $131,752. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $25,800 and $64,659, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $118,579 4.4%
Median Household Income $88,032 1.8%
People below Poverty Level 32,106 -9.0%
People above Poverty Level 246,381 1.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Santa Cruz County?

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There are 111,290 housing units in Santa Cruz County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1973. Of the 101,443 occupied housing units in Santa Cruz County, 60.71% are owner-occupied, while 39.29% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 67.95% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $827,900. In general, housing costs reach $2,000 per month in Santa Cruz County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 111,290 -0.3%
Median Year Built 1973 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 12,616 -5.4%
Built between 1940 and 1949 7,993 -3.1%
Built between 1950 and 1959 12,392 -3.7%
Built between 1960 and 1969 15,641 0.9%
Built between 1970 and 1979 23,924 -0.7%
Built between 1980 and 1989 16,734 3.3%
Built between 1990 and 1999 10,412 -0.4%
Built between 2000 and 2009 9,096 0.6%
Built in 2010 or Later 2,482 31.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 101,443 0.6%
Owner Occupied 61,585 1.0%
Renter Occupied 39,858 0.1%
Owner Occupied 60.71%
Renter Occupied 39.29%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 41,846 1.9%
Without Mortgage 19,739 -0.9%
Median Value with Mortgage $827,900 6.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $742,100 3.2%
Median Housing Costs per Month $2,000 3.0%
With Mortgage 67.95%
Without Mortgage 32.05%

What is the level of education in Santa Cruz County?

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Approximately 22.37% of the population in Santa Cruz County holds a high school degree (that's 51,375 residents), while 25.6% have attained a college certificate (58,788 locals) and 21.65% have a bachelor's degree (49,725 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 17,084 -9.7%
Some High School 51,375 -4.4%
Some College 58,788 2.9%
Associate Degree 19,320 3.4%
Bachelor's Degree 49,725 2.4%
Graduate Degree 33,350 2.9%
No High School 7.44%
Some High School 22.37%
Some College 25.6%
Associate Degree 8.41%
Bachelor's Degree 21.65%
Graduate Degree 14.52%

What is the marital status of Santa Cruz County residents?

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A total of 97,039 people in Santa Cruz County have never been married (which represents 39.06% of the total population), while 112,353 of them are wedded (45.22%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 3,122 (1.26%) and 25,785 (10.38%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 97,039 1.1%
Married 112,353 -1.3%
Separated 3,122 -7.8%
Widowed 10,158 -1.9%
Divorced 25,785 2.8%
Never Married 39.06%
Married 45.22%
Separated 1.26%
Widowed 4.09%
Divorced 10.38%

What are the most common means of transportation in Santa Cruz County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Santa Cruz County use to get to work are: car, walking and bicycle. A total of 110,333 residents commute by car, 6,686 prefer going to work by walking and 3,582 by bicycle.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 110,333 -1.4%
Bus or TrolleyBus 2,995 -24.1%
Railroad 6 -45.5%
Bicycle 3,582 -9.9%
Motorcycle 562 -15.5%
TaxiCab 105 -22.8%
Walk 6,686 0.5%

What is the median and average household income in Santa Cruz County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
95003 25,230 10,028 $115,633.00 $155,261.00
95005 7,731 2,825 $87,860.00 $125,280.00
95006 9,457 3,803 $111,792.00 $131,877.00
95007 395 145 $0.00 $69,139.00
95010 8,908 4,133 $81,095.00 $102,400.00
95017 831 271 $59,609.00 $103,423.00
95018 6,348 2,684 $109,467.00 $131,388.00
95019 8,743 2,296 $59,256.00 $67,905.00
95033 9,910 3,777 $168,723.00 $216,876.00
95041 349 98 $57,734.00 $50,313.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 95003 95005 95006 95007 95010 95017 95018 95019 95033 95041 95060 95062 95064 95065 95066 95073 95076

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