Santa Cruz County, Arizona Population 2022

Santa Cruz County, Arizona's estimated population is 46,807 with a growth rate of 0.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Cruz County, Arizona is the 13th largest county in Arizona. The 2010 Population was 47,415 and has seen a growth of -1.28% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19004,5450.00%
19106,7662,22148.87%
192012,6895,92387.54%
19309,684-3,005-23.68%
19409,482-202-2.09%
19509,344-138-1.46%
196010,8081,46415.67%
197013,9663,15829.22%
198020,4596,49346.49%
199029,6769,21745.05%
201047,41517,73959.78%
201147,6672520.53%
201247,359-308-0.65%
201346,939-420-0.89%
201446,636-303-0.65%
201546,542-94-0.20%
201646,400-142-0.31%
201746,5661660.36%
201846,395-171-0.37%
201946,4981030.22%
202046,6011030.22%
202146,7041030.22%
202246,8071030.22%
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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,42078.16%
Black or African American3980.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native2920.63%
Asian2000.43%
Some Other Race4,3299.29%
Two or More Races4,95510.63%
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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Population by Race

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Population Pyramid 2022

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Median Age

37.2


Total

35.2


Male

38.6


Female

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Adults

There are 33,965 adults, (8,335 of whom are seniors) in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Sex Ratio

Female

24,158

51.85%

Male

22,436

48.15%

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Population by Age

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

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.4%20.6%
All67.8%32.2%
Female60.1%39.9%
Non Family54.4%45.6%
Male47.7%52.3%

67.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,0492.8867.8
Married8,3653.5579.4
Male1,0973.1347.7
Female2,3003.6360.1
Non Family4,2871.1154.4

3.45

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,09110.42%
9th to 12th Grade3,47811.72%
High School Graduate8,15827.50%
Some College6,49121.88%
Associates Degree2,2427.56%
Bachelors Degree3,89113.11%
Graduate Degree2,3187.81%
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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,1335,8712,521
Asian997424
Native American26920842
Hispanic23,04316,7633,593
2+ Races2,8011,899349
Other Race2,8241,878275
Black262221

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.73%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 41.11%.

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,755$31,279$25,652
Less Than 9th Grade$16,575$23,733$11,153
High School Graduate$26,609$28,727$22,783
Some College$29,000$31,318$26,198
Bachelors Degree$38,614$44,540$36,174
Graduate Degree$48,173$71,037$41,224

$28,755

Average Earnings

$31,279

Average Male

$25,652

Average Female

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Language by Age

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Language

21.18% of Santa Cruz County, Arizona residents speak only English, while 78.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 78.28% of the population.

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Language

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native2829834.75%
Black35310730.31%
Hispanic38,7209,19523.75%
Multiple4,9531,16123.44%
White6,8276489.49%
Other958NaN%

21.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.37%

Male Poverty Rate

21.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Cruz County, Arizona

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Cruz County, Arizona is Native, with 34.75% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.61%.

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.77%
High School23.50%
Some College12.32%
Bachelors or Greater7.11%

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed14.88%
Male Unemployed23.35%
Female Employed11.02%
Female Unemployed44.77%

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,424$62,101
Families$50,578$71,290
Married Families$59,069-
Non Families$23,194$34,139
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Income by Household Type

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Marital Status by Race

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Marital Status

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1,609

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War326
First Gulf War463
Vietnam501
Korea160
World War II61

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3468
35 to 54381
55 to 64281
65 to 74411
75+468

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4555.55%
Black236.74%
Native American165.95%
Other Race631.85%
2+ Races521.46%
Hispanic6142.27%

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Veterans by Race

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Veterans by Education

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11.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Veterans by Education

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54.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.1%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Employment by Age

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Employment by Race

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Employment by Education

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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47.91%

Born in Santa Cruz County, Arizona

66.83%

Native Born

33.17%

Foreign Born

12.71%

Non Citizen

20.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

66.83% of Santa Cruz County, Arizona residents were born in the United States, with 47.91% having been born in Arizona. 12.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Place of Birth

  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

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