Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area CA Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 275,179
Population in Households 262,269
Population in Familes 194,036
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,910
Population Density1 618
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 97,190
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 59,532
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 108,310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54,285 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 42,905 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,120 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $654,358
Average Home Value $685,721


Median Household Income $68,569
Average Household Income $98,514
Per Capita Income $36,069
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.89%
Households 0.47% 0.87%
Families 0.48% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.