Santa Cruz, California

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Population in 2017: 65,021 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +19.1%
 
Males: 31,789  (48.9%)
Females: 33,232  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

30.9 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95064.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $71,442 (it was $50,605 in 2000)
Santa Cruz:

$71,442
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $39,349 (it was $25,758 in 2000)

Santa Cruz city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $860,600 (it was $397,100 in 2000)
Santa Cruz:

$860,600
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $888,629; detached houses: $954,971; townhouses or other attached units: $783,050; in 2-unit structures: $366,984; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $504,798; mobile homes: $99,017

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,780.

March 2019 cost of living index in Santa Cruz: 173.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.1%
(17.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.9% for Black residents, 37.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.4% for American Indian residents, 36.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.7% for other race residents, 24.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Santa Cruz, CA (2017)
    • 40,59362.8%White alone
    • 13,53120.9%Hispanic
    • 6,46610.0%Asian alone
    • 2,7734.3%Two or more races
    • 8441.3%Black alone
    • 1750.3%American Indian alone
    • 2190.3%Other race alone
    • 250.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Santa Cruz detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 108 registered sex offenders living in Santa Cruz, California as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Santa Cruz is 594 to 1.


Crime rates in Santa Cruz by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(3.7)
3
(5.4)
1
(1.8)
2
(3.6)
4
(7.1)
6
(10.6)
1
(1.6)
3
(4.9)
4
(6.4)
1
(1.6)
2
(3.1)
4
(6.2)
1
(1.5)
1
(1.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
49
(89.8)
38
(68.8)
28
(51.3)
19
(34.4)
36
(64.1)
31
(54.5)
23
(37.9)
34
(55.8)
33
(52.8)
63
(99.3)
44
(68.7)
45
(69.3)
57
(87.5)
34
(51.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
96
(175.9)
107
(193.7)
117
(214.2)
112
(202.7)
91
(162.1)
120
(211.0)
113
(186.3)
83
(136.3)
85
(136.0)
109
(171.8)
116
(181.0)
106
(163.2)
103
(158.1)
66
(100.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
356
(652.3)
251
(454.3)
335
(613.3)
313
(566.5)
322
(573.4)
396
(696.4)
343
(565.5)
313
(513.9)
285
(455.9)
351
(553.3)
337
(525.9)
366
(563.3)
248
(380.8)
289
(440.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
573
(1,050)
537
(971.9)
410
(750.6)
412
(745.6)
466
(829.8)
495
(870.6)
568
(936.5)
527
(865.3)
552
(883.0)
420
(662.0)
431
(672.6)
354
(544.9)
412
(632.6)
336
(511.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,316
(4,244)
2,412
(4,365)
1,847
(3,381)
1,534
(2,776)
2,467
(4,393)
2,262
(3,978)
2,603
(4,292)
2,794
(4,588)
2,383
(3,812)
2,602
(4,102)
2,831
(4,418)
2,874
(4,424)
2,911
(4,469)
2,308
(3,514)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
248
(454.4)
249
(450.7)
175
(320.4)
145
(262.4)
183
(325.9)
179
(314.8)
185
(305.0)
264
(433.5)
228
(364.7)
248
(390.9)
299
(466.6)
382
(588.0)
361
(554.3)
261
(397.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
25
(45.8)
32
(57.9)
33
(60.4)
24
(43.4)
23
(41.0)
20
(35.2)
12
(19.8)
21
(34.5)
21
(33.6)
24
(37.8)
25
(39.0)
11
(16.9)
30
(46.1)
53
(80.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)542.0493.5445.0393.1488.7512.6464.3476.9430.4486.5481.8491.5464.1370.8

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City-data.com crime index in Santa Cruz, CA

Crime rate in Santa Cruz detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 123 (93 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: European (6.7%), Irish (6.3%), Italian (4.8%), English (4.5%), German (4.3%), American (3.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 12.5 square miles.

Population density: 5,188 people per square mile   (average).

Santa Cruz, California map

9,320 residents are foreign born (6.1% Latin America, 2.7% Asia, 2.3% Europe).

This city:

14.4%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,748 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,167 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Jose, CA (24.5 miles , pop. 894,943).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (286.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Twin Lakes, CA (1.4 miles ),
Pasatiempo, CA (1.5 miles ),
Live Oak, CA (1.6 miles ),
Paradise Park, CA (1.7 miles ),
Opal Cliffs, CA (1.8 miles ),
Capitola, CA (2.0 miles ),
Soquel, CA (2.1 miles ),
Scotts Valley, CA (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 36.97 N, Longitude: 122.03 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Surf City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,142 (+9.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 17,594 (52.8%)

Area code: 831

Distribution of median household income in Santa Cruz, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Santa Cruz, CA in 2017
Santa Cruz satellite photo by USGS

Santa Cruz tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
California:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Santa Cruz, CA
Historical housing units in Santa Cruz, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +4,775 (+9.6%).
Most common industries in Santa Cruz, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.6%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.4%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.4%)
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.4%)
  • Public administration (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Santa Cruz, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Computer specialists (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.8%)
  • Carpenters (3.1%)
  • Engineers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)

Average climate in Santa Cruz, California

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Santa Cruz, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.9. This is about average.

City:

71.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.391. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.391
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 9.11. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.11
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.480. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.480
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 0.00251. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00251
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Santa Cruz-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 760% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 88.9 miles away from Santa Cruz center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 17.1 miles away from Santa Cruz center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 152.8 miles away from Santa Cruz center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 217.4 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 108.9 miles away from the city center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 320.2 miles away from Santa Cruz center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Santa Cruz County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Fires: 7, Storms: 7, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Santa Cruz topographic map

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

Hospitals in Santa Cruz:

  • DOMINICAN HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 1555 SOQUEL DRIVE)
  • SANTA CRUZ SURGERY CENTER (3003 PAUL SWEET ROAD)
  • SUTTER MATERNITY & SURGERY CENTER OF SANTA CRUZ (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2900 CHANTICLEER AVENUE)

Home Health Centers in Santa Cruz:

  • DOMINICAN HOME HEALTH (8030 SOQUEL AVENUE, #104)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY (2880 SOQUEL AVENUE, SUITE 10)

Nursing Homes in Santa Cruz:

  • 7TH AVENUE CENTER (1171 7TH AVENUE)
  • CAPITOLA CARE CENTER (1098 38TH AVENUE)
  • CRESTHAVEN NURSING HOME (740 17TH AVENUE)
  • DOMINICAN HOSPITAL D/P SNF (61O FREDERICK STREET)
  • DRIFTWOOD HEALTHCARE CENTER - SANTA CRUZ (675 24TH AVENUE)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND TRANSITIONAL CARE-SANTA CRUZ (1115 CAPITOLA ROAD)
  • ROSE CREST CONV HOSP (941 EL DORADO AVE)
  • SANTA CRUZ SKILLED NURSING CENTER (2990 SOQUEL AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Santa Cruz:

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Amtrak station:

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

Colleges/Universities in Santa Cruz:

  • University of California-Santa Cruz (Full-time enrollment: 17,751; Location: 1156 High St; Public; Website: www.ucsc.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Five Branches University (Full-time enrollment: 551; Location: 200 7th Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.fivebranches.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • UEI College-Santa Cruz (Full-time enrollment: 143; Location: 3050 Paul Sweet Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ueicareers.com)
  • Cosmo Factory Cosmetology Academy (Full-time enrollment: 16; Location: 131 Front Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.thecosmofactory.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Santa Cruz:

  • Cabrillo College (about 6 miles; Aptos, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,729)
  • West Valley College (about 21 miles; Saratoga, CA; FT enrollment: 6,128)
  • De Anza College (about 25 miles; Cupertino, CA; FT enrollment: 16,729)
  • San Jose City College (about 25 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Gavilan College (about 26 miles; Gilroy, CA; FT enrollment: 3,327)
  • California State University-Monterey Bay (about 26 miles; Seaside, CA; FT enrollment: 5,125)
  • San Jose State University (about 27 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 23,357)

Biggest public high schools in Santa Cruz:

Private high schools in Santa Cruz:

  • GEORGIANA BRUCE KIRBY PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 192, Location: 425 ENCINAL ST, Grades: 6-12)
  • MCP MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 18, Location: 117 FERN ST STE 150, Grades: 6-12)
  • BRIGHTPATH (Students: 12, Location: 255 SWIFT ST BLDG 24, Grades: UG-11)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Santa Cruz:

Private elementary/middle schools in Santa Cruz:

  • GATEWAY SCHOOL (Students: 248, Location: 126 EUCALYPTUS AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • HOLY CROSS SCHOOL (Students: 218, Location: 150 EMMETT ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 205, Location: 2727 MATTISON LN, Grades: PK-8)
  • SANTA CRUZ WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 155, Location: 2190 EMPIRE GRADE, Grades: PK-8)
  • SPRING HILL-ADVANCED SCHOOL OF SANTA CRUZ (Students: 115, Location: 250 CALIFORNIA ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • VHM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 57, Location: 427 CAPITOLA ROAD EXT, Grades: KG-8)
  • SANTA CRUZ CHILDRENS SCHOOL (Students: 48, Location: 366 GAULT ST, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Santa Cruz

Library in Santa Cruz:

  • SANTA CRUZ LIBRARIES (Operating income: $12,665,825; Location: 117 UNION STREET; 431,241 books; 18,294 e-books; 35,416 audio materials; 30,870 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 68 other licensed databases; 1,322 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Churches in Santa Cruz include Santa Cruz Friends Meeting, located at 225 Rooney Street, Santa Cruz CA 95065. 831 425 4563. http://santacruzquakers.org

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz Looff Carousel and Roller Coaster (A), Pacheo Picnic Grounds (B), De Laveaga Golf Course (C), The Circles (D), Joseph M Long Marine Laboratory (E), Agroecology Program Farm (F), Charles Derby Small Bore Range (G), Branciforte Picnic Grounds (H), Santa Cruz City Museum (I), Santa Cruz County Law Library (J), Santa Cruz County Historical Trust Archives (K), Santa Cruz County Courthouse (L), Santa Cruz County Adult Detention Facility (M), Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (N), Santa Cruz City Hall (O), Santa Cruz City Chamber of Commerce (P), Santa Cruz Art League Galleries (Q), Roy C Kepler Library on Nonviolence and Social Change (R), Central Branch Santa Cruz City-County Library (S), Branciforte Branch Santa Cruz City-County Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Cooperhouse Shopping Center (1), Cooper Street Plaza Shopping Center (2), San Lorenzo Park Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Santa Cruz include: PLANTRONICS INC /CA/ (A), TARANTELLA INC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Santa Cruz include: Mission Santa Cruz (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), First Principle Church (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (D), New Life Center (E), Santa Cruz Bible Church (F), Society of Abidence In Truth (G), Star of the Sea Church (H), Calvary Epsicopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Home of Peace Cemetery (2), Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Woods Lagoon (A), Younger Lagoon (B), Bay Street Reservoir (C), Antonelli Pond (D), Arana Marsh (E), Nearys Lagoon (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Branciforte Creek (A), Carbonera Creek (B), Moore Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Santa Cruz include: Derby Park (1), Frederick Street Park (2), Garfield Park (3), Grant Park (4), Harvey West Park (5), Laurel Park (6), Lighthouse Field State Beach (7), Neary Lagoon Park (8), Oceanview Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Twin Lakes Beach (A), Cowell Beach (B), Santa Cruz Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: City of Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1305 East Cliff Drive).

Hotels: Beach View Inn (50 Front Street), Beach Front Rentals (104 2nd Avenue), Beachview Inn Motel (50 Front Street), All Suites Inn (500 Ocean Street), Americas Best Value Inn (522 Ocean Street), Best Western Inn (126 Plymouth Street), Bay Front Inn (325 Pacific Avenue), Bed & Breakfast-California - No California- Santa Cruz- Darling House (314 West Cliff Drive), Best Western All Suites Inn (500 Ocean Street).

Birthplace of: Scott Lost - Professional wrestler, Juli Inkster - Professional golfer, Marisa Miller - Model, Beverly Garland - Actress, Chris Rene - Singer-songwriter, Adam Scott (actor) - Film actor, Scott Weiland - (born 1967), musician ("Stone Temple Pilots"), Bobby Southworth - Martial artist, Jordan Beck - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Apr 18, 1983), Kirsten Menger-Anderson - Novelist.

Santa Cruz County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Santa Cruz and their reported violations in the past:

ARBOR MOBILE HOME PARK WS (Population served: 340, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-01-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-01-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In APR-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
TURNER CUT RESORT (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2006)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Santa Cruz that have no violations reported:

  • CASSIN RANCH WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: )
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

46.2%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.1%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Santa Cruz in 2010:

  • 6,502 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,080 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 352 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 229 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 55 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 26 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in Santa Cruz in 2000:

  • 3,140 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 588 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 344 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 220 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 115 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 94 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 55 people in other group homes
  • 37 people in religious group quarters
  • 29 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Santa Cruz (2011 data):

  • Comerica Bank: Santa Cruz Main Branch, West Santa Cruz Branch, East Santa Cruz Branch. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated
  • Bank of America, National Association: Mission-Bay Branch at 1640 Mission Street, branch established on 1964/05/25; Santa Cruz Main Branch at 104 River Street, branch established on 1927/02/19. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Mission St And Almar Ave Branch at 2111 Mission St, branch established on 2011/01/18; 730 Ocean Street Branch at 730 Ocean Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Soquel Branch at 1975 Soquel Drive, branch established on 1984/02/09; Santa Cruz Branch at 74 River Street, branch established on 1962/01/02. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Valley Community Bank: Loan Production Office at 740 Front Street, branch established on 2007/04/11; Santa Cruz Branch at 740 Front Street, Suite 310, branch established on 2008/01/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $186.3 mil, Deposits: $157.9 mil, headquarters in Pleasanton, CA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Mission & Almar Safeway Branch at 2203 Mission Street, branch established on 2009/07/31; Santa Cruz Branch at 110 Morrissey Boulevard, branch established on 1998/01/02. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Lighthouse Bank: at 111 Mission Street, branch established on 2007/10/29. Info updated 2008/05/13: Bank assets: $143.1 mil, Deposits: $123.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Bank of the West: Santa Cruz Branch at 1551 Pacific Avenue, branch established on 2010/01/26. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Santa Cruz County Bank: at 720 Front St, branch established on 2004/02/03. Info updated 2008/10/28: Bank assets: $320.2 mil, Deposits: $288.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Santa Cruz:

Marital status in Santa Cruz, CA
  • Never married: 53.8%
  • Now married: 32.2%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Santa Cruz:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 53.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Santa Cruz
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Santa Cruz:

(Santa Cruz, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Santa Cruz, CA (based on Santa Cruz County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic50,50013
Evangelical Protestant13,83884
Other10,59352
Mainline Protestant5,04928
Orthodox1,1044
Black Protestant2383
None181,060-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 64
Santa Cruz County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Santa Cruz County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
This county:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 246
Santa Cruz County:

9.81 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Santa Cruz County:

17.8%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Santa Cruz County:

19.2%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.4%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Santa Cruz:

48.8%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.9
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.7%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.5%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Santa Cruz:

29.9%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

58.6%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Santa Cruz:

81.3%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Santa Cruz, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 157$467,276$35,71513$31,660
Local Libraries 135$399,811$35,53927$74,991
Water Supply 104$623,514$71,9441$2,903
Police Protection - Officers 91$948,892$125,1290$0
Other and Unallocable 83$317,234$45,86514$40,969
Solid Waste Management 82$380,875$55,7380$0
Firefighters 60$743,329$148,6660$0
Financial Administration 50$329,337$79,0411$5,693
Sewerage 50$319,668$76,7201$5,753
Other Government Administration 49$350,860$85,9252$7,766
Fire - Other 42$57,060$16,3030$0
Police - Other 38$131,172$41,4230$0
Streets and Highways 36$250,524$83,5082$9,087
Housing and Community Development (Local) 13$97,165$89,6910$0
Welfare 0$0 1$2,199
Totals for Government 990$5,416,717$65,65762$181,021

Santa Cruz government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $8,353,000 ($128.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,489,000 ($115.18)
    Regular Highways: $3,235,000 ($49.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $923,000 ($14.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $908,000 ($13.96)
    Central Staff Services: $772,000 ($11.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $658,000 ($10.12)
    Sewerage: $339,000 ($5.21)
    Police Protection: $185,000 ($2.85)
    Parking Facilities: $156,000 ($2.40)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $39,557,000 ($608.37)
    Water Utilities: $19,838,000 ($305.10)
    Sewerage: $12,884,000 ($198.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,823,000 ($197.21)
    Central Staff Services: $12,407,000 ($190.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,698,000 ($179.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $11,591,000 ($178.27)
    Regular Highways: $6,718,000 ($103.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,494,000 ($69.12)
    Parking Facilities: $2,684,000 ($41.28)
    Financial Administration: $2,488,000 ($38.26)
    General - Other: $2,444,000 ($37.59)
    Health - Other: $1,493,000 ($22.96)
    Libraries: $1,395,000 ($21.45)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $790,000 ($12.15)
    Transit Utilities: $577,000 ($8.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $574,000 ($8.83)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,114,000 ($63.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $689,000 ($10.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $614,000 ($9.44)
    Parking Facilities: $421,000 ($6.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $367,000 ($5.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $269,000 ($4.14)
    Police Protection: $185,000 ($2.85)
    Public Welfare - Other: $60,000 ($0.92)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,097,000 ($862.75)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $509,000 ($7.83)

Santa Cruz government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $17,757,000 ($273.10)
    Sewerage: $16,584,000 ($255.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,536,000 ($238.94)
    Parking Facilities: $3,027,000 ($46.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,006,000 ($46.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $348,000 ($5.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,635,000 ($25.15)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($0.17)
    Other: $6,000 ($0.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $273,000 ($4.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $4,862,000 ($74.78)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,213,000 ($34.04)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,848,000 ($28.42)
    Interest Earnings: $1,412,000 ($21.72)
    Donations From Private Sources: $82,000 ($1.26)
    Sale of Property: $42,000 ($0.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,318,000 ($374.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,872,000 ($28.79)
    Other: $369,000 ($5.68)
    Water Utilities: $259,000 ($3.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000 ($2.48)
    General Local Government Support: $111,000 ($1.71)
    Sewerage: $97,000 ($1.49)
  • Tax - Property: $27,084,000 ($416.54)
    Public Utilities Sales: $13,749,000 ($211.45)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,698,000 ($195.29)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,739,000 ($72.88)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $939,000 ($14.44)
    Other: $739,000 ($11.37)
    Other License: $640,000 ($9.84)

Santa Cruz government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,990,000 ($1307.12)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $79,219,000 ($1218.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,771,000 ($88.76)

Santa Cruz government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,323,000 ($20.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $104,838,000 ($1612.37)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,085,000 ($801.05)

5.65% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($86,556 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
California average:

5.03%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($391 average AGI)
Santa Cruz County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Santa Clara County, CA  1.26% ($138,577 average AGI)
from Monterey County, CA  0.59% ($47,838)
from Alameda County, CA  0.27% ($78,017)


5.96% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($66,888 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
California average:

5.21%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($679 average AGI)
Santa Cruz County:

0.05%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Monterey County, CA  0.78% ($64,453 average AGI)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.76% ($107,217)
to Alameda County, CA  0.26% ($56,922)
Businesses in Santa Cruz, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1New Balance2
7-Eleven6Nike9
AT&T1Nissan1
Ace Hardware2OfficeMax1
Best Western2Penske1
Big O Tires1PetSmart1
Blockbuster1Quality1
Burger King2Quiznos1
CVS2RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1Ramada1
Comfort Inn2Rite Aid1
Costco1Safeway2
Curves1Sears2
Dennys1Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks2
FedEx9Subway2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Super 82
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell3
Gap1The Room Place1
H&R Block1Toys"R"Us1
Hilton2Trader Joe's1
Holiday Inn1Travelodge1
Howard Johnson1U-Haul3
Jamba Juice2UPS11
Jones New York4Urban Outfitters1
Knights Inn1Vans4
Lane Furniture1Verizon Wireless2
Little Caesars Pizza1Volkswagen1
Marshalls1Vons2
MasterBrand Cabinets4Walgreens1
McDonald's2Whole Foods Market1

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)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, 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.)
  • KYAA (1200 AM; 25 kW; SOQUEL, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSRK (540 AM; 10 kW; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KDBV (980 AM; 10 kW; SALINAS, CA; Owner: WOLFHOUSE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)

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)
  • K240CD (95.9 FM; SOQUEL, ETC., CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KFJC (89.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • 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.)
  • KBTU (93.5 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KUFX (98.5 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRTY (95.3 FM; LOS GATOS, CA; Owner: KRTY, LTD.)
  • KUSP (88.9 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL B/CING. FOUNDATION,INC.)
  • K260AA (99.9 FM; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLVM (89.7 FM; PRUNEDALE, CA; Owner: PRUNEDALE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • KWAV (96.9 FM; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING OF MONTEREY)

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.)
  • K21EV (Channel 21; SALINAS, CA; Owner: LIVING FAITH BROADCASTING)
  • KDJT-CA (Channel 33; SALINAS/MONTEREY,ETC, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Santa Cruz fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 53Number of bridges
  • 600ft / 183mTotal length
  • $17,181,000Total costs
  • 1,823,912Total average daily traffic
  • 94,158Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,831,121Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Santa Cruz, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 201950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Santa Cruz, CA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Santa Cruz)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Santa Cruz, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 866 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Santa Cruz)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 109 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Santa Cruz)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED35$468,256250$409,7361,303$354,71153$295,7533$1,810,353221$367,9252$372,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$192,00036$453,96791$375,2142$423,4500$026$373,0871$58,540
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$322,18826$401,030294$377,12211$149,4592$1,325,00087$367,0010$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$498,33349$433,740163$387,16911$213,7261$520,00033$415,4280$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$654,1057$270,18449$362,8523$107,7670$08$329,9512$129,115

Detailed mortgage data for all 12 tracts in Santa Cruz, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$401,6743$390,293
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$485,9131$548,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$445,1002$401,695
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$554,3150$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Santa Cruz, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Santa Cruz, CA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 115. The highest number of fires - 249 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Santa Cruz, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (46.9%), and Structure Fires (35.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Santa Cruz, CA
    • 91746.9%Outside Fires
    • 68535.0%Structure Fires
    • 25112.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1045.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Santa Cruz, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Santa Cruz, California:

  • Mission Inn Motel, 2250 MSN St, Santa Cruz, California 95060 , Phone: (831) 425-5455, Fax: (831) 469-4870
  • Motel Continental, 414 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, California 95060 , Phone: (831) 429-1221
  • Casa Blanca Motel, 101 Main St, Santa Cruz, California 95060 , Phone: (831) 423-1570, Fax: (831) 423-0235
  • Comfort Inn - Beach & Boardwalk, 314 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, California 95060 , Phone: (831) 471-9999
  • Super 8 Motel, 338 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, California 95060 , Phone: (831) 426-3707, Fax: (831) 426-0547
  • Santa Cruz Travelodge, 525 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, California 95060 , Phone: (831) 426-2300, Fax: (831) 426-1126
  • Ramada Limited Santa Cruz, 516 Water St, Santa Cruz, California 95060 , Phone: (831) 426-6111, Fax: (831) 426-2242
  • Santa Cruz Inn, 2950 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, California 95062 , Phone: (831) 475-6322
  • 14 other hotels and motels
All 22 fire-safe hotels and motels in Santa Cruz, California
Most common first names in Santa Cruz, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John62876.4 years
Mary54681.2 years
William48876.9 years
Robert39473.3 years
James36674.0 years
George36478.2 years
Charles34777.7 years
Joseph25776.3 years
Margaret25781.8 years
Ruth25382.5 years
Most common last names in Santa Cruz, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith21278.6 years
Johnson14778.2 years
Brown12478.5 years
Davis11079.2 years
Anderson10777.5 years
Miller10477.4 years
Jones9976.0 years
Williams9175.8 years
Wilson8678.3 years
Taylor8278.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Santa Cruz, CA
  • 79.0%Utility gas
  • 15.7%Electricity
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 1.4%Solar energy
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Santa Cruz, CA
  • 56.1%Utility gas
  • 36.2%Electricity
  • 4.3%No fuel used
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Santa Cruz compared to California state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Santa Cruz on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bicycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 males in this group)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 females in this group)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest temperature differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: fuel dealers (population 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #56 (95064) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 1,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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