Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz, CA: What you need to know

Sun-soaked beaches, thick redwood forests and lakes create an resort-like feel in Santa Cruz, one of the surfing capitals of the world. While surfing, sailing, paddle boarding and whale watching are among the favorite things to do in Santa Cruz, the city offers residents many more entertainment options. Performance venues and restaurants fill up quickly on weekends. The city’s colorful architecture blends nicely with parks and walking trails.



Santa Cruz, CA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 62,752
Median Age 29
Median Household Income $62,164
Median Home Price $659,500
Walkscore 59

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Santa Cruz, CA Demographics

Median Population in Santa Cruz, CA

Median Age 28.7%
Age 18 Over 86.1%
Age 21 Over 69.8%
Age 62 Over 12.7%
Age 65 Over 9.7%

Race in Santa Cruz, CA

  Ethnicity White 78.3%
  Ethnicity Black 1.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 8.5%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 20.6%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.5%
  Ethnicity Other 4.8%

Population By Gender in Santa Cruz, CA

  Male 49.2%
  Female 50.8%

Language in Santa Cruz, CA

  English Only 74.8%
  English Other 25.2%

Economics in Santa Cruz, CA

  Median Household Income $62,164
  Median Home Price $659,500
  Homes Owned 56%
  Homes Rent 44%
  Median Property Rent $1,545

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Commute Types in Santa Cruz, CA

  Walked 8.9%
  Worked at Home 7.1%
  Public Transportation 6.6%
  Other Means 12.7%
  Drove Alone 57.3%
  Carpooled 7.5%

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