In 2021, Santa Cruz County, CA had a population of 272k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $96,093. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Santa Cruz County, CA declined from 273,170 to 272,138, a −0.378% decrease and its median household income grew from $89,986 to $96,093, a 6.79% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Cruz County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.1%), Other (Hispanic) (14.5%), White (Hispanic) (12.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.96%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.73%).
None of the households in Santa Cruz County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
89.8% of the residents in Santa Cruz County, CA are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Santa Cruz County, CA are University of California-Santa Cruz (6,014 degrees awarded in 2021), Cabrillo College (2,311 degrees), and Five Branches University (155 degrees).
In 2021, the median property value in Santa Cruz County, CA was $826,500, and the homeownership rate was 60.5%.
Most people in Santa Cruz County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Cruz County, CA was 2 cars per household.