Living in Santa Cruz, CA

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Santa Cruz, California Info Snack

Population
64,522
Unemployment
7.7%
Poverty
20.9%
Median Home
$854,200
Median Income
$77,921
Median Rent
$1,889

Santa Cruz SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
10
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9.5
Education
9
Commute
8

Santa Cruz, CA Crime Report

3,321
Total Crimes
5,088.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
105.46%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Santa Cruz
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,321 5,088.6 2,772.4 2,476.7
Violent Crime 389 596.0 441.2 366.7
Murder 0 0.0 4.3 5.0
Robbery 88 134.8 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 272 416.8 267.1 250.2
Property Crime 2,932 4,492.6 2,331.2 2,109.9
Burglary 348 533.2 386.1 340.5
Larceny 2,363 3,620.7 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 221 338.6 358.8 219.9

Santa Cruz, CA Cost Of Living

185
Santa Cruz's Overall Cost Of Living
1.9x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Santa Cruz California National Average
Overall 185 140 100
Services 130 111 100
Groceries 126 118 100
Health 127 113 100
Housing 318 196 100
Transportation 137 128 100
Utilities 121 118 100

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Population over time in Santa Cruz

Year Population % Change
2019 64,522 0.4%
2018 64,273 0.4%
2017 63,993 1.1%
2016 63,310 0.9%
2015 62,752 1.1%
2014 62,045 1.3%
2013 61,245 1.5%
2012 60,319 2.2%
2011 59,022 1.3%
2010 58,269 -

Race / Ethnicity in Santa Cruz

White
61.6% (39,764)
African American
1.9% (1,200)
American Indian
0.2% (107)
Asian
10.0% (6,452)
Hawaiian
0.1% (92)
Other
0.4% (264)
Two Or More
4.8% (3,102)
Hispanic
21.0% (13,541)
Race Santa Cruz CA USA
White 61.6% 37.2% 60.7%
African American 1.9% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 10.0% 14.3% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.8% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 21.0% 39.0% 18.0%

Gender in Santa Cruz

Female
50.8% (32,809)
Male
49.2% (31,713)
Gender Santa Cruz CA USA
Female 50.8% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.2% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Santa Cruz for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (2,580)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (1,290)
High School / GED
12.0% (7,742)
Some College
20.0% (12,904)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (5,161)
Bachelor's Degree
28.0% (18,066)
Master's Degree
17.0% (10,968)
Professional Degree
4.0% (2,580)
Doctorate Degree
5.0% (3,226)
Education Santa Cruz CA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 12.0% 20.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 28.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 17.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 5.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Santa Cruz, California

Less than $10,000
8.3% (536,945)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.4% (345,199)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.7% (563,806)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.5% (419,211)
$35,000 to $49,999
8.3% (536,659)
$50,000 to $74,999
11.2% (721,832)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.0% (773,841)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.3% (922,151)
$150,000 to $199,999
9.8% (629,245)
$200,000 or more
15.5% (1,003,307)
Income Santa Cruz CA USA
Less than $10,000 8.3% 4.8% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.4% 4.1% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.7% 7.5% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.5% 7.5% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.3% 10.5% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 11.2% 15.5% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.0% 12.4% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.3% 16.6% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 9.8% 8.9% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 15.5% 12.2% 7.7%

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