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Santa Cruz County, California

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Santa Cruz County, California
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 274,255
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 273,213
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 274,255
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 262,350
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 262,356
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 4.1%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 4.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 262,382
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.5%
Female persons, percent
50.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
87.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
4.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
34.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
56.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 10,595
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 17.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 106,728
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 59.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $711,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $2,745
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $635
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,647
Building permits, 2018 426
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 95,756
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.73
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 32.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 91.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 86.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 86.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 40.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 8.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 63.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 586,009
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,689,915
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,213,401
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,898,193
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,367,955
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,373
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 27.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $78,041
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $39,001
Persons in poverty, percent
12.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 7,061
Total employment, 2017 79,038
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 3,756,429
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 25,175
All firms, 2012 29,325
Men-owned firms, 2012 14,998
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,986
Minority-owned firms, 2012 6,086
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,079
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,135
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 25,951
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 589.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 445.17
FIPS Code 06087
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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