Santa Cruz, CA 95062 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 95062: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,227
  • Single Family Addresses: 14,393
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,385
  • County: Santa Cruz County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.972, Longitude -121.985
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 36,861
Population in Households 36,121
Population in Familes 23,330
Population in Group Qrtrs 740
Population Density1 7,276
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 15,256
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 7,769
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,036 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,220 (47.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,897 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $628,220
Average Home Value $637,120


Median Household Income $64,077
Average Household Income $89,295
Per Capita Income $37,822
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.87%
Households 0.43% 0.83%
Families 0.43% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 95062 to the other 1,756 ZIP Codes in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 440 75th
Population Density1 # 288 84th
Diversity Index2 # 992 44th
Median Household Income # 680 61st
Per Capita Income # 508 71st

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