Santa Cruz, CA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-09
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Santa Cruz, California Info Snack

Population
65,011
Unemployment
6.9%
Poverty
20.2%
Median Home
$895,800
Median Income
$86,618
Median Rent
$2,038

Santa Cruz SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
10
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
9.5
Education
9
Commute
8

Santa Cruz, CA Crime Report

2,546
Total Crimes
3,912.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
66.77%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Santa Cruz
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,546 3,912.5 2,581.0 2,346.0
Violent Crime 309 474.9 442.0 387.8
Murder 2 3.1 5.6 6.5
Robbery 76 116.8 113.6 73.9
Aggravated Assault 198 304.3 288.7 279.7
Property Crime 2,237 3,437.7 2,138.9 1,958.2
Burglary 267 410.3 369.7 314.2
Larceny 1,734 2,664.7 1,341.7 1,398.0
Car Theft 236 362.7 427.6 246.0

Santa Cruz, CA Cost Of Living

186
Santa Cruz's Overall Cost Of Living
1.9x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Santa Cruz California National Average
Overall 186 140 100
Services 119 112 100
Groceries 134 113 100
Health 124 115 100
Housing 319 198 100
Transportation 145 134 100
Utilities 137 126 100

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Rankings for Santa Cruz in California

Map Of Santa Cruz, CA

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Population over time in Santa Cruz

Year Population % Change
2020 65,011 1.1%
2019 64,273 0.4%
2018 63,993 1.1%
2017 63,310 0.9%
2016 62,752 1.1%
2015 62,045 1.3%
2014 61,245 1.5%
2013 60,319 2.2%
2012 59,022 1.3%
2011 58,269 -

Race / Ethnicity in Santa Cruz

White
62.1% (40,349)
African American
1.8% (1,192)
American Indian
0.1% (80)
Asian
10.2% (6,641)
Hawaiian
0.1% (37)
Other
0.4% (239)
Two Or More
4.6% (3,006)
Hispanic
20.7% (13,467)
Race Santa Cruz CA USA
White 62.1% 36.5% 60.1%
African American 1.8% 5.4% 12.2%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.6%
Asian 10.2% 14.6% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 4.6% 3.4% 2.8%
Hispanic 20.7% 39.1% 18.2%

Gender in Santa Cruz

Female
50.6% (32,888)
Male
49.4% (32,123)
Gender Santa Cruz CA USA
Female 50.6% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.4% 49.7% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
3.0% (1,950)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (1,300)
High School / GED
12.0% (7,801)
Some College
21.0% (13,652)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (5,200)
Bachelor's Degree
28.0% (18,203)
Master's Degree
17.0% (11,051)
Professional Degree
4.0% (2,600)
Doctorate Degree
5.0% (3,250)
Education Santa Cruz CA USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 8.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 12.0% 20.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 28.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 17.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 5.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Santa Cruz, California

Less than $10,000
7.9% (511,038)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.8% (310,068)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.7% (498,980)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.1% (398,495)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.3% (607,504)
$50,000 to $74,999
8.7% (565,300)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.8% (704,831)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.8% (960,924)
$150,000 to $199,999
13.4% (868,765)
$200,000 or more
16.5% (1,075,190)
Income Santa Cruz CA USA
Less than $10,000 7.9% 4.7% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.8% 3.9% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.7% 6.9% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.1% 7.1% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.3% 10.0% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 8.7% 15.3% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.8% 12.3% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.8% 17.1% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 13.4% 9.4% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 16.5% 13.3% 8.3%

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