Santa Cruz County CA Information


Santa Cruz County Subdivisions

Santa Cruz County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 278,244
Population in Households 264,588
Population in Familes 197,619
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,656
Population Density1 625
Diversity Index2 73


Median Household Income $77,093
Average Household Income $111,160
Per Capita Income $40,502


Total Housing Units 107,640 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55,797 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 42,330 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,513 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $759,941
Average Home Value $861,033


Total Households 98,127
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 60,092
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.71% 0.57%
Households 0.48% 0.5%
Families 0.48% 0.5%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   3.39%


Santa Cruz County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Cruz County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 24 60th
Population Density # 10 84th
Diversity Index # 32 47th
Median Household Income # 13 79th
Per Capita Income # 9 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.