Santa Cruz County, Arizona Population 2020

Santa Cruz County, Arizona's estimated population is 46,261 with a growth rate of -0.27% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Cruz County, Arizona is the 12th largest county in Arizona.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202046,261-125-0.27%
201946,386-125-0.27%
201846,511-125-0.27%
201746,6361680.36%
201646,468-134-0.29%
201546,602-101-0.22%
201446,703-288-0.61%
201346,991-405-0.85%
201247,396-288-0.60%
201147,6842640.56%
201047,42017,74459.79%
199029,6769,21745.05%
198020,4596,49346.49%
197013,9663,15829.22%
196010,8081,46415.67%
19509,344-138-1.46%
19409,482-202-2.09%
19309,684-3,005-23.68%
192012,6895,92387.54%
19106,7662,22148.87%
19004,5450.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.27%
County Website
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Founded
March 15, 1899
County Seat
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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,65685.13%
Some Other Race5,37611.54%
Two or More Races5121.10%
Asian4300.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native3620.78%
Black or African American2480.53%
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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Population Pyramid 2020

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Median Age

36.6


Total

35.1


Male

38


Female

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Adults

There are 33,712 adults, (7,891 of whom are seniors) in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Age Dependency

80.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Sex Ratio

Female

24,299

52.16%

Male

22,285

47.84%

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Households and Families

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.7%20.3%
All66.2%33.8%
Non Family52.9%47.1%
Female52.1%47.9%
Male46%54%

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,4302.9966.2
Married8,0033.4879.7
Non Family3,8041.1652.9
Female2,5423.7152.1
Male1,0814.1546

3.52

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,40411.65%
9th to 12th Grade3,72312.74%
High School Graduate7,95727.22%
Some College6,30821.58%
Associates Degree1,6985.81%
Bachelors Degree3,99313.66%
Graduate Degree2,1457.34%
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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic22,73915,9223,227
White5,9905,8012,772
Other Race3,1751,976209
Native American33927753
Multiple Races27318023
Asian265143100
Black18213110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.84%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 46.28%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,363$31,083$23,470
Less Than High School$17,000$23,010$12,567
High School Grad$25,031$28,311$20,716
Some College$27,593$30,949$23,209
Bachelors Degree$40,586$50,259$31,084
Graduate Degree$51,045$81,563$42,396

$27,363

Average Earnings

$31,083

Average Male

$23,470

Average Female

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Language

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Language by Age

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Language

20.28% of Santa Cruz County, Arizona residents speak only English, while 79.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 78.72% of the population.

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Poverty

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic38,73910,23626.42%
Other5,3561,50228.04%
White6,76976011.23%
Multiple51210019.53%
Native3339027.03%
Black1957739.49%
Asian430122.79%

23.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.79%

Male Poverty Rate

24.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Cruz County, Arizona

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Cruz County, Arizona is Black, with 39.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Cruz County, Arizona is Asian, with 2.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.50%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.81%
High School23.32%
Some College12.30%
Bachelors or Greater7.72%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed41.50%
Female Unemployed31.53%
Male Employed14.38%
Female Employed12.47%

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Income

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,467$59,164
Families$45,074$64,481
Married Families$51,125$75,833
Non Families$22,250$40,394
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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Marital Status

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Married by Age and Sex

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Marital Status by Race

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Veterans

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1,681

Number of Veterans

1,559

Male Veterans

122

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam572
First Gulf War450
Second Gulf War333
Korea282
World War II53
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Age Group Veterans
75+496
35 to 54432
65 to 74423
55 to 64255
18 to 3475
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5785.50%
Hispanic6522.42%
Other681.80%
2 or More123.52%
Black104.24%
Indian82.29%
Asian51.89%

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Veterans by Education

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6.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Employment Status

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53.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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50.00%

Born in Arizona

67.88%

Native Born

32.12%

Foreign Born

13.98%

Non Citizen

18.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.88% of Santa Cruz County, Arizona residents were born in the United States, with 50.00% having been born in Arizona. 13.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990