Santa Cruz County, California Population 2020

Santa Cruz County, California's estimated population is 275,105 with a growth rate of 0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Cruz County, California is the 25th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018274,255-850-0.31%
2017275,1054030.15%
2016274,7029720.36%
2015273,7302,6950.99%
2014271,0352,0950.78%
2013268,9402,5240.95%
2012266,4161,5340.58%
2011264,8821,7150.65%
2010263,16733,43314.55%
1990229,73441,59322.11%
1980188,14164,35151.98%
1970123,79039,57146.99%
196084,21917,68526.58%
195066,53421,47747.67%
194045,0577,62420.37%
193037,43311,16442.50%
192026,2691290.49%
191026,1404,62821.51%
190021,5122,24211.63%
189019,2706,46850.52%
188012,8024,05946.43%
18708,7433,79976.84%
18604,9444,301668.90%
18506430.00%

Santa Cruz County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White208,47676.15%
Some Other Race35,54612.98%
Two or More Races12,8554.70%
Asian12,6014.60%
Black or African American2,5960.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3750.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3160.12%

Santa Cruz County, California Population Pyramid 2020

Santa Cruz County, California Median Age

37.4


Total

36.5


Male

38.7


Female

Santa Cruz County, California Adults

There are 220,004 adults, (41,001 of whom are seniors) in Santa Cruz County, California.

Santa Cruz County, California Age Dependency

52.9

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Cruz County, California Sex Ratio

Female

138,038

50.42%

Male

135,727

49.58%

Santa Cruz County, California Households and Families

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

Santa Cruz County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.6%27.4%
All59.4%40.6%
Male49.3%50.7%
Non Family48.6%51.4%
Female39.9%60.1%

59.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All95,7562.7359.4
Married46,5353.3772.6
Non Family34,6981.5148.6
Female10,0893.5739.9
Male4,4343.6249.3

3.26

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Santa Cruz County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,2989.11%
9th to 12th Grade8,0254.49%
High School Graduate28,22215.78%
Some College38,82021.70%
Associates Degree15,8908.88%
Bachelors Degree42,31723.66%
Graduate Degree29,29316.38%

Santa Cruz County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White116,645113,35458,843
Hispanic48,48528,1846,206
Other Race19,2619,4291,392
Asian7,6247,1183,988
Multiple Races6,2455,6432,173
Black1,5821,407692
Native American1,027842317
Islander24123363

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.18%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.31%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,844$49,791$34,762
Less Than High School$22,349$26,198$17,784
High School Grad$29,035$31,756$25,501
Some College$40,297$49,662$31,571
Bachelors Degree$59,614$74,963$47,238
Graduate Degree$74,827$99,038$61,830

$41,844

Average Earnings

$49,791

Average Male

$34,762

Average Female

Santa Cruz County, California Language

Santa Cruz County, California Language by Age

Santa Cruz County, California Language

67.96% of Santa Cruz County, California residents speak only English, while 32.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.09% of the population.

Santa Cruz County, California Poverty

Santa Cruz County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White153,36617,09611.15%
Hispanic87,99216,91019.22%
Other34,6866,43518.55%
Asian9,9172,01720.34%
Multiple12,0691,41911.76%
Black2,24544519.82%
Native1,33814811.06%
Islander2906422.07%

14.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.18%

Male Poverty Rate

15.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Cruz County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Cruz County, California is Islander, with 22.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Cruz County, California is Native, with 11.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.66%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.12%
High School15.21%
Some College10.37%
Bachelors or Greater5.16%

Santa Cruz County, California Income

Santa Cruz County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$78,041$109,141
Families$96,327$126,759
Married Families$112,154$143,265
Non Families$47,352$71,273

Santa Cruz County, California Marital Status

Santa Cruz County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Cruz County, California Married by Age and Sex

Santa Cruz County, California 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 35-44.

Santa Cruz County, California Marital Status by Race

Santa Cruz County, California Veterans

10,595

Number of Veterans

10,066

Male Veterans

529

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,565
First Gulf War1,271
Second Gulf War1,070
Korea1,053
World War II535
Name Veterans % of Total
White9,5915.61%
Hispanic1,0631.68%
2 or More3784.23%
Asian2732.36%
Other2060.83%
Black743.45%
Indian666.02%
Hawaiian72.43%

$Santa Cruz County, California Veterans by Education

7.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Cruz County, California Employment Status

63.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Cruz County, California Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

61.19%

Born in California

82.11%

Native Born

17.89%

Foreign Born

11.22%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

82.11% of Santa Cruz County, California residents were born in the United States, with 61.19% having been born in California. 11.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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