Santa Cruz SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
10
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9.5
Education
9
Commute
8

Santa Cruz, CA Photos

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Santa Cruz, California Info Snack

Santa Cruz (/sænt kruz/, Spanish: Holy Cross) is the county seat and largest city of Santa Cruz County, California. As of 2013 the U.S. Census Bureau estimated Santa Cruz's population at 62,864.
Population
63,993
Unemployment
8.3%
Poverty
24.4%
Median Home
$750,600
Median Income
$65,421
Median Rent
$1,634

1 Reviews & Comments About Santa Cruz

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

07/13/2018

Santa Cruz is one of my favorite places on the planet. It has a laid-back, surfer, hippie feel to it. While I would recommend holding on to one's purse in the downtown area (the town includes a colorful population of street hustlers), the overall feel of Santa Cruz is one of chic cafes, interesting shops (including vintage record stores), artsy souvenirs, street musicians, bookstores, etc.

One of my favorite places includes Miramar's on the wharf. I love the restaurant's glass wall that allows me to watch surfers, sea lions and sailboats while I indulge in clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. I especially love being in Santa Cruz for the Woodies on the Wharf parade. The classic cars are a beautiful sight against the sun, the sand and the surf.

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Map Of Santa Cruz, CA

Population over time in Santa Cruz

Year Population % Change
2017 63,993 1.1%
2016 63,310 0.9%
2015 62,752 1.1%
2014 62,045 1.3%
2013 61,245 1.5%
2012 60,319 2.2%
2011 59,022 1.3%
2010 58,269 -

Crime in Santa Cruz Per 100k

Crime Santa Cruz CA USA
Violent Crime 628.0 449.3 382.9
Murder 1.5 4.6 5.3
Robbery 158.1 143.2 98.0
Aggravated Assault 380.8 264.2 248.9
Property Crime 5656.2 2496.7 2362.0
Burglary 632.6 446.9 430.4
Larceny 4469.4 1623.9 1694.0
Car Theft 554.3 425.9 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Santa Cruz

White
63.8% (40,796)
African American
1.3% (801)
American Indian
0.3% (181)
Asian
9.4% (5,994)
Hawaiian
0.1% (49)
Other
0.3% (172)
Two Or More
4.4% (2,829)
Hispanic
20.6% (13,171)
Race Santa Cruz CA USA
White 63.8% 37.9% 61.5%
African American 1.3% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 9.4% 13.9% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.4% 2.9% 2.3%
Hispanic 20.6% 38.8% 17.6%

Household Income For Santa Cruz, California

Less than $10,000
10.1% (646,329)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.1% (390,357)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.4% (537,541)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.8% (499,145)
$35,000 to $49,999
8.8% (563,138)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.0% (895,902)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.9% (697,523)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.3% (915,099)
$150,000 to $199,999
8.1% (518,343)
$200,000 or more
11.5% (735,919)
Income Santa Cruz CA USA
Less than $10,000 10.1% 5.4% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.1% 4.7% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.4% 8.6% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.8% 8.3% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.8% 11.4% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.0% 16.3% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.9% 12.2% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.3% 15.7% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 8.1% 7.8% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 11.5% 9.7% 6.3%

Gender in Santa Cruz

Female
51.1% (32,694)
Male
48.9% (31,298)
Gender Santa Cruz CA USA
Female 51.1% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 49.7% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
3.1% (2,009)
9-12th Grade
3.1% (2,009)
High School / GED
13.5% (8,650)
Some College
19.9% (12,703)
Associate's Degree
8.2% (5,259)
Bachelor's Degree
28.6% (18,281)
Master's Degree
15.3% (9,814)
Professional Degree
3.4% (2,179)
Doctorate Degree
4.8% (3,083)
Education Santa Cruz CA USA
< 9th Grade 3.1% 9.7% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 3.1% 7.8% 7.2%
High School / GED 13.5% 20.6% 27.3%
Some College 19.9% 21.5% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 8.2% 7.8% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 28.6% 20.4% 19.1%
Master's Degree 15.3% 8.2% 8.4%
Professional Degree 3.4% 2.4% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 4.8% 1.6% 1.4%

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