Santa Cruz County, California's estimated population is 272,557 with a growth rate of 0.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Cruz County, California is the 25th largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 262,382 and has seen a growth of 3.88% since this time.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.71%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 52.13%.
67.60% of Santa Cruz County, California residents speak only English, while 32.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.77% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Cruz County, California is Native, with 19.56% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Cruz County, California is Multiple, with 9.04% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.08%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Santa Cruz County, California
82.47% of Santa Cruz County, California residents were born in the United States, with 60.99% having been born in California. 10.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.