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Population (year 2000): 54,593. Estimated population in July 2005: 54,760 (+0.3% change)
Males: 27,180 (49.8%), Females: 27,413 (50.2%)

Santa Cruz County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 31.7 years
Median household income: $50,605 (year 2000)
Median house value: $411,900 (year 2000)

Santa Cruz, CA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Santa Cruz:

  • White Non-Hispanic (72.0%)
  • Hispanic (17.4%)
  • Other race (9.1%)
  • Two or more races (4.5%)
  • American Indian (2.1%)
  • Black (1.7%)
  • Chinese (1.6%)
  • Filipino (0.9%)
  • Japanese (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (14.1%), Irish (12.9%), English (11.8%), Italian (8.7%), Scottish (3.6%), French (3.6%).Cruz, California

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 12.5 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Santa Cruz

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Santa Cruz city

  • Never married: 45.2%
  • Now married: 37.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

15.1% Foreign born (7.8% Latin America, 3.2% Asia, 3.2% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +4,775 (+9.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jose, CA San (25.3 miles pop. 894,943).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (320.5 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lakes, CA (2.3 miles Twin Oak, CA (3.2 miles Live Cliffs, CA (3.9 miles Opal CA Capitola, (4.9 miles Valley, CA Scotts (5.6 miles CA Soquel, (5.6 miles CA Felton, (5.9 miles CA Aptos, (8.2 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 54 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 1997: 175 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 1998: 66 buildings, average cost: $192,800
  • 1999: 43 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2000: 44 buildings, average cost: $210,900
  • 2001: 50 buildings, average cost: $191,100
  • 2002: 70 buildings, average cost: $183,400
  • 2003: 63 buildings, average cost: $147,100
  • 2004: 95 buildings, average cost: $133,800

Latitude: 36.97 N, Longitude: 122.03 W

Area code: 831

Santa Cruz, California business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.1%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.9%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.7%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,797 (+14.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 15,526 (53.6%)

Crime in Santa Cruz by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 3 0 4 4 1
    per 100,000 1.8 5.5 0.0 7.3 7.3 1.8
Rapes 19 48 51 43 48 59
    per 100,000 34.8 87.9 93.4 78.8 87.9 108.1
Robberies 79 72 87 97 112 82
    per 100,000 144.7 131.9 159.4 177.7 205.2 150.2
Assaults 283 421 399 316 346 348
    per 100,000 518.4 771.2 730.9 578.8 633.8 637.4
Burglaries 358 400 478 534 523 534
    per 100,000 655.8 732.7 875.6 978.1 958.0 978.1
Thefts 1,734 1,823 2,322 2,371 2,420 2,251
    per 100,000 3176.2 3339.3 4253.3 4343.0 4432.8 4123.2
Auto thefts 140 197 209 204 178 191
    per 100,000 256.4 360.9 382.8 373.7 326.0 349.9
356.3 448.2 493.4 480.0 501.3 479.0

Average climate in Santa Cruz, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Birthplace of: Jordan Beck - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Apr 18, 1983), Scott Weiland - (born 1967), musician ("Stone Temple Pilots"), Trent Dilfer - 2005 NFL player (Cleveland Browns, born: Mar 13, 1972), Tyler Williams - College basketball player (Utah State Aggies).

Main business address for: GRAPHON CORP/DE (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), PLANTRONICS INC /CA/ (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS), TARANTELLA INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE).


Hospitals/medical centers in Santa Cruz:
  • DOMINICAN HOSPITAL (1555 SOQUEL DRIVE)
  • SUTTER MATERNITY AND SURGERY CENTER (2900 CHANTICLEER AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Santa Cruz:
  • COMMUNITY HOSP LOS GATOS (about 18 miles; LOS GATOS, CA)
  • WATSONVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; WATSONVILLE, CA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; SAN JOSE, CA)

Political contributions by individuals in Santa Cruz, CA

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Santa Cruz:
  • NORMAN Y. MINETA SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL (about 28 miles; SAN JOSE, CA; ID: SJC)
  • MONTEREY PENINSULA (about 30 miles; MONTEREY, CA; ID: MRY)
  • SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL (about 51 miles; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; ID: SFO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Santa Cruz:
  • WATSONVILLE MUNI (about 18 miles; WATSONVILLE, CA; ID: WVI)
  • REID-HILLVIEW OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY (about 28 miles; SAN JOSE, CA; ID: RHV)
  • MARINA MUNICIPAL (about 29 miles; MARINA, CA; ID: OAR)

Amtrak station:
SANTA CRUZ (920 PACIFIC AVE.) - Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 47 $217,968 $55,651 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 93 $325,077 $41,945 182 $191,635
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8 $45,507 $68,260 0 $0
Water Supply 88 $368,921 $50,307 0 $0
Local Libraries 50 $185,307 $44,473 190 $244,751
Other and Unallocable 73 $236,046 $38,802 0 $0
Streets and Highways 49 $236,592 $57,940 0 $0
Fire - Other 3 $9,049 $36,196 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 74 $267,491 $43,376 0 $0
Firefighters 53 $361,664 $81,886 0 $0
Police - Other 41 $134,999 $39,511 0 $0
Other Government Administration 75 $328,560 $52,569 0 $0
Financial Administration 37 $180,370 $58,498 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 100 $715,658 $85,878 0 $0
Totals for Government 791 $3,613,208 $54,814 372 $436,386
Colleges/Universities in Santa Cruz:
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ (Full-time enrollment: 11,773; Location: 1156 HIGH ST; Public; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • FIVE BRANCHES INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 174; Location: 200 7TH AVE STE 115A; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.fivebranches.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SANTA CRUZ (Location: 350 ENCINAL ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: SC GOODWILL.ORG)
  • WAYNES COLLEGE OF BEAUTY (Location: 189 WALNUT AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • TWIN LAKES COLLEGE OF THE HEALING ARTS (Location: 1210 BROMMER ST; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Santa Cruz:
  • CABRILLO COLLEGE (about 10 miles; APTOS, CA; Full-time enrollment: 6,638)
  • WEST VALLEY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; SARATOGA, CA; FT enrollment: 5,880)
  • DE ANZA COLLEGE (about 24 miles; CUPERTINO, CA; FT enrollment: 13,197)
  • SAN JOSE CITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; SAN JOSE, CA; FT enrollment: 5,713)
  • SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; SAN JOSE, CA; FT enrollment: 20,861)
  • SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; SANTA CLARA, CA; FT enrollment: 6,229)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-MONTEREY BAY (about 28 miles; SEASIDE, CA; FT enrollment: 2,383)
Public high schools in Santa Cruz:
  • SANTA CRUZ HIGH (Students: 1,179; Location: 415 WALNUT AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HARBOR HIGH (Students: 1,177; Location: 300 LAFONDA AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PACIFIC COLLEGIATE (Students: 366; Location: 900 HIGH STREET; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • SANTA CRUZ COUNTY COMMUNITY (Students: 307; Location: 3650 GRAHAM HILL RD.; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • ARK ALTERNATIVE (Students: 169; Location: 313 SWIFT ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LOMA PRIETA HIGH (CONT.) (Students: 115; Location: 319 LAFONDA AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DELTA CHARTER (Students: 54; Location: 343 SOQUEL AVE., #44; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BEN LOMOND YOUTH CONSERVATION CAMP (Students: 44; Location: 13575 EMPIRE GRADE RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Santa Cruz:
  • GEORGIANA BRUCE KIRBY PREP HS (Students: 112; Location: 117 UNION ST.; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • BAYSIDE CHILDREN'S COLLEGE (Students: 42; Location: 1025 CENTER STREET; Grades: 1 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Santa Cruz:
  • MISSION HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 673; Location: 425 KING ST.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BROOK KNOLL ELEMENTARY (Students: 639; Location: 151 BROOK KNOLL DR.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SHORELINE MIDDLE (Students: 632; Location: 855 17TH AVE.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BRANCIFORTE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 518; Location: 315 POPLAR ST.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • DEL MAR ELEMENTARY (Students: 481; Location: 1959 MERRILL ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BAY VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 446; Location: 1231 BAY ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WESTLAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 406; Location: 1000 HIGH ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GREEN ACRES ELEMENTARY (Students: 402; Location: 966 BOSTWICK LANE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LIVE OAK ELEMENTARY (Students: 399; Location: 1916 CAPITOLA ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • DE LAVEAGA ELEMENTARY (Students: 360; Location: 1145 MORRISSEY BLVD.; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Santa Cruz:
  • HOLY CROSS ELEMENTARY AND JUNI (Students: 277; Location: 150 EMMET ST.; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GATEWAY SCHOOL (Students: 277; Location: 126 EUCALYPTUS AVENUE; Grades: KG - 6)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 256; Location: 2727 MATTISON LANE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SANTA CRUZ WALDORF ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 220; Location: 2190 EMPIRE GRADE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • VHM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 130; Location: 427 CAPITOLA ROAD EXT; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ADVANCED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 87; Location: 250 CALIFORNIA STREET; Grades: KG - 6)
  • SANTA CRUZ CHILDREN'S SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 366 GAULT ST.; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Santa Cruz:
  • SANTA CRUZ LIBRARIES (Operating income: $10,997,476; Location: 1543 PACIFIC AVE.; 428,609 books; 27,617 audio materials; 14,986 video materials; 1,455 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Santa Cruz: Agroecology Program Farm (A), Joseph M Long Marine Laboratory (B), Pacheo Picnic Grounds (C), Branciforte Picnic Grounds (D), The Circles (E), De Laveaga Golf Course (F), Garfield Park Branch Santa Cruz City-County Library (G), Roy C Kepler Library on Nonviolence and Social Change (H), Branciforte Branch Santa Cruz City-County Library (I), Live Oak Branch Santa Cruz City-County Library (J), Central Branch Santa Cruz City-County Library (K), University House (L), Santa Cruz Art League Galleries (M), Santa Cruz City Chamber of Commerce (N), Santa Cruz City Hall (O), Santa Cruz City Museum (P), Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (Q), Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Facility (R), Santa Cruz County Courthouse (S), Santa Cruz County Historical Trust Archives (T).

Shopping Centers: Cooper Street Plaza Shopping Center (1), Cooperhouse Shopping Center (2), San Lorenzo Park Plaza Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Santa Cruz include: Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (A), Grace United Methodist Church (B), Unity Temple of Santa Cruz (C), University Baptist Church (D), Holy Cross Catholic Church (E), Trinity Presbyterian Church (F), Star Of The Sea Church (G), Society of Abidence In Truth (H).

Cemeteries: Home Of Peace Cemetery (1), Evergreen Cemetery (2), Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery (3).

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Younger Lagoon (A), Antonelli Pond (B), Bay Street Reservoir (C), Nearys Lagoon (D).

Creeks: Carbonera Creek (A), Branciforte Creek (B), Moore Creek (C).

Parks in Santa Cruz include: Derby Park (1), Lighthouse Field State Beach (2), Westlake Park (3), Pacific Avenue Historic District (4), Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park (5), Santa Cruz Downtown Historic District (6), Twin Lakes State Beach (7), Oceanview Park (8), Laurel Park (9).

Beaches: Cowell Beach (A), Twin Lakes Beach (B), Santa Cruz Beach (C).

Post office: (A).  


Santa Cruz compared to California state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Santa Cruz:
  • KSCO (1080 AM; 10 kW; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • KOMY (1340 AM; 1 kW; LA SELVA BEACH, CA; Owner: ZWERLING BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYAA (1200 AM; 25 kW; SOQUEL, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KSRK (540 AM; 10 kW; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KDBV (980 AM; 10 kW; SALINAS, CA; Owner: WOLFHOUSE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Santa Cruz:
  • KZSC (88.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KSRI (90.7 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KTEE (93.7 FM; FELTON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KSQL (99.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KKUP (91.5 FM; CUPERTINO, CA; Owner: ASSURANCE SCIENCES FOUNDATION)
  • KBRG (100.3 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K216AX (91.1 FM; LAUREL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBAA (94.5 FM; GILROY, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K207CN (89.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KFJC (89.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • K240CD (95.9 FM; SOQUEL, ETC., CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KUFX (98.5 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRTY (95.3 FM; LOS GATOS, CA; Owner: KRTY, LTD.)
  • KDON-FM (102.5 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K202DU (88.3 FM; SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KUSP (88.9 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL B/CING. FOUNDATION,INC.)
  • K260AA (99.9 FM; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWAV (96.9 FM; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING OF MONTEREY)
  • KBTU (93.5 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KTOM-FM (100.7 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Santa Cruz:
  • KNTV (Channel 11; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KNTV LICENSE, INC.)
  • KKPX (Channel 65; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: PAXSON SAN JOSE LICENSE, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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