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Population in 2012: 62,041 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.6%
 

Males: 31,388  (50.6%)
Females: 30,653  (49.4%)

Median resident age:  29.9 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 95064.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $63,884 (it was $50,605 in 2000)
Santa Cruz:

$63,884
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,306

Santa Cruz city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $630,702 (it was $397,100 in 2000)
Santa Cruz:

$630,702
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $716,561; Detached houses: $768,450; Townhouses or other attached units: $583,670; In 2-unit structures: $627,941; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $658,710; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $500,283; Mobile homes: $71,532; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $18,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,463.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 95060, 95062, 95064.

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  • White alone - 40,603 (67.3%)
  • Hispanic - 11,940 (19.8%)
  • Asian alone - 3,819 (6.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2,330 (3.9%)
  • Black alone - 1,300 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 156 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 98 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 73 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Santa Cruz: 152.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (11.9%), Irish (9.1%), English (8.7%), Italian (6.0%), French (3.0%), Scottish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 12.5 square miles.

Population density: 4,950 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Santa Cruz:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Santa Cruz city:

  • Never married: 52.8%
  • Now married: 31.8%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

7,550 residents are foreign born (2.9% Asia, 2.7% Europe).

This city:  12.5%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 78 registered sex offenders living in Santa Cruz, California as of August 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Santa Cruz to the number of sex offenders is 795 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,595 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,924 (0.3%)

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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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2005: 119 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2006: 105 buildings, average cost: $258,600
  • 2007: 60 buildings, average cost: $327,500
  • 2008: 47 buildings, average cost: $275,600
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $257,400
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $595,500
  • 2011: 19 buildings, average cost: $287,900
  • 2012: 45 buildings, average cost: $404,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 36.97 N, Longitude: 122.03 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Surf City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,165 (+18.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 17,590 (60.3%)

Area code: 831

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Crime rates in Santa Cruz by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 3044123124613
per 100,000 5.50.07.17.41.83.75.41.83.67.110.61.64.9
Rapes 48514348594938281936312334
per 100,000 87.891.776.088.2107.589.868.851.334.464.154.537.955.8
Robberies 72879711282961071171129112011383
per 100,000 131.7156.5171.4205.9149.4175.9193.7214.2202.7162.1211.0186.3136.3
Assaults 421399316346348356251335313322396343313
per 100,000 769.9717.5558.3636.0634.0652.3454.3613.3566.5573.4696.4565.5513.9
Burglaries 400478534523534573537410412466495568527
per 100,000 731.5859.6943.5961.4972.91050.0971.9750.6745.6829.8870.6936.5865.3
Thefts 1,8232,3222,3712,4202,2512,3162,4121,8471,5342,4672,2622,6032,794
per 100,000 3333.74175.74189.14448.44101.14243.94365.43381.22776.24393.23978.24291.84587.7
Auto thefts 197209204178191248249175145183179185264
per 100,000 360.3375.8360.4327.2348.0454.4450.7320.4262.4325.9314.8305.0433.5
Arson 10192721322532332423201221
per 100,000 18.334.247.738.658.345.857.960.443.441.035.219.834.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 467.5499.1479.3522.7499.3519.2472.7426.2376.5468.1491.0444.7456.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 110 (89 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
California average:

2.36

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Santa Cruz, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Santa Cruz: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Earthquake activity:

Santa Cruz-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 1892% 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 the city 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 4/24/1984 at 21:15:19, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.2 MW, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 29.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1979 at 17:05:22, a magnitude 5.9 (5.4 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, 5.9 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 24.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1980 at 19:00:09, a magnitude 5.9 (5.3 MB, 5.9 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 53.8 miles away from Santa Cruz center
On 6/27/1988 at 18:43:22, a magnitude 5.7 (4.8 MB, 4.1 MS, 5.7 ML) earthquake occurred 13.7 miles away from the city 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 (12).
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, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Santa Cruz topographic map

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.

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 HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 8030 SOQUEL AVENUE, #104)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY (Home Health Center, 2880 SOQUEL AVENUE, SUITE 10)
  • DOMINICAN HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 1555 SOQUEL DRIVE)
  • SANTA CRUZ SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, 3003 PAUL SWEET ROAD)
  • SUTTER MATERNITY & SURGERY CENTER OF SANTA CRUZ (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2900 CHANTICLEER AVENUE)
  • 7TH AVENUE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1171 7TH AVENUE)
  • CAPITOLA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1098 38TH AVENUE)
  • CRESTHAVEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 740 17TH AVENUE)
  • DOMINICAN HOSPITAL D/P SNF (Nursing Home, 61O FREDERICK STREET)
  • DRIFTWOOD HEALTHCARE CENTER - SANTA CRUZ (Nursing Home, 675 24TH AVENUE)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND TRANSITIONAL CARE-SANTA CRUZ (Nursing Home, 1115 CAPITOLA ROAD)
  • ROSE CREST CONV HOSP (Nursing Home, 941 EL DORADO AVE)
  • SANTA CRUZ SKILLED NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 2990 SOQUEL AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Santa Cruz, CA

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.

Local government website: www.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us

Colleges/Universities in Santa Cruz:

  • University of California-Santa Cruz (Full-time enrollment: 16,254; Location: 1156 High St; Public; Website: www.ucsc.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Five Branches University (FT enrollment: 289; Location: 200 7th Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.fivebranches.edu; Offers Master's degree)

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

  • Cabrillo College (about 6 miles; Aptos, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,785)
  • West Valley College (about 21 miles; Saratoga, CA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • De Anza College (about 25 miles; Cupertino, CA; FT enrollment: 11,139)
  • San Jose City College (about 25 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 2,992)
  • Gavilan College (about 26 miles; Gilroy, CA; FT enrollment: 2,093)
  • California State University-Monterey Bay (about 26 miles; Seaside, CA; FT enrollment: 4,115)
  • San Jose State University (about 27 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 21,893)

Biggest public high schools in Santa Cruz:

Private high schools in Santa Cruz:

  • GEORGIANA BRUCE KIRBY PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 260; Location: 425 ENCINAL ST; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • SANTA CRUZ WALDORF HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 111 ERRETT CIR; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • EMPIRE ACADEMY (Students: 37; Location: 1025 CENTER ST; Grades: 7 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Santa Cruz:

Private elementary/middle schools in Santa Cruz:

  • GATEWAY SCHOOL (Students: 270; Location: 126 EUCALYPTUS AVE; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • HOLY CROSS SCHOOL (Students: 255; Location: 150 EMMET ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: 2727 MATTISON LN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SANTA CRUZ WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 169; Location: 2190 EMPIRE GRADE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SPRING HILL-ADVANCED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SANTA CRUZ (Students: 108; Location: 250 CALIFORNIA ST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • VHM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 86; Location: 427 CAPITOLA RD EXT; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CARDEN EL ENCANTO SCHOOL (Students: 79; Location: 319 LA FONDA AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SANTA CRUZ CHILDREN'S SCHOOL (Students: 47; Location: 366 GAULT ST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • THE BAY SCHOOL (Students: 34; Location: 5400 SOQUEL AVE STE F; Grades: PK - 10)
See full list of schools located in Santa Cruz, map of school districts

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

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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

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).

 
Santa Cruz County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 23.1. This is better than average.
City:

23.1
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.311. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.311
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.95. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.95
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 22.2. This is better than average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

22.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.2. This is better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 5.65. This is significantly better than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

5.65
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.16. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.16
U.S.:

2.88

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

ARBOR MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 340, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between APR-2000 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-16-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and APR-04-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2000)
BLUE SPRUCE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-20-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2003)

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

  • CSP - SUNSET STATE BEACH (Population served: 700, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOWER DEER CREEK TRACT (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.9%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.5% for Black residents, 24.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 27.1% for other race residents, 31.5% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Santa Cruz, CA

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

Santa Cruz compared to California state average:

Santa Cruz, California environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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 significantly above state average.


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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

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

  • Mission Inn Motel, 2250 MSN St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 , Phone: (831) 425-5455, Fax: (831) 469-4870
  • Motel Continental, 414 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 , Phone: (831) 429-1221
  • Pacific Inn, 330 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 , Phone: (831) 425-3772
  • Casa Blanca Motel, 101 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 , Phone: (831) 423-1570, Fax: (831) 423-0235
  • Inn Cal, 370 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 , Phone: (831) 458-9220, Fax: (831) 457-1311
  • Comfort Inn - Beach & Boardwalk, 314 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 , Phone: (831) 471-9999
  • Peachview Inn, 157 Franklin St #51, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 , Phone: (831) 426-3575
  • Palomar Inn, 1344 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 , Phone: (831) 423-7000
  • 19 other hotels and motels
All 27 fire-safe hotels and motels in Santa Cruz, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Santa Cruz travel time to work - commute


Santa Cruz mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Santa Cruz city (based on Santa Cruz County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.47%
Here34.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishConservative Baptist Association of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents62.8%6.8%5.1%3.0%2.3%
Congregations9.3%2.7%3.3%4.0%8.0%
NameMuslim EstimateEpiscopal ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.1%1.8%1.8%1.5%12.6%
Congregations0.7%3.3%3.3%4.7%60.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 64
Santa Cruz County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Santa Cruz County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Santa Cruz County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 246
Here:

9.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

19.2%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 21$123,070$70,3265$4,293
Other Government Administration 26$139,900$64,5692$1,913
Police Protection - Officers 93$697,410$89,9881$3,733
Police - Other 18$134,952$89,9680$0
Firefighters 46$347,598$90,6781$2,973
Fire - Other 2$19,926$119,5561$2,451
Streets and Highways 73$312,909$51,4379$9,228
Solid Waste Management 85$356,166$50,2822$4,869
Sewerage 50$263,548$63,2523$5,440
Parks and Recreation 72$302,049$50,342127$143,618
Housing and Community Development(Local) 31$203,042$78,5972$2,774
Water Supply 85$432,007$60,9894$11,271
Local Libraries 45$191,141$50,971170$252,458
Other and Unallocable 13$94,370$87,1111$640
Totals for Government 660$3,618,088$65,783328$445,661

Santa Cruz government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $4,890,000 ($78.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,220,000 ($68.02)
    Regular Highways: $3,351,000 ($54.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,126,000 ($34.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,024,000 ($32.62)
    Sewerage: $1,658,000 ($26.72)
    Health - Other: $305,000 ($4.92)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $232,000 ($3.74)
    Police Protection: $165,000 ($2.66)
    Central Staff Services: $109,000 ($1.76)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $17,396,000 ($280.40)
    Water Utilities: $13,430,000 ($216.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,749,000 ($189.37)
    Sewerage: $11,021,000 ($177.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,217,000 ($164.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,004,000 ($145.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,579,000 ($89.92)
    Central Staff Services: $4,081,000 ($65.78)
    Financial Administration: $3,569,000 ($57.53)
    Health - Other: $2,353,000 ($37.93)
    Parking Facilities: $2,176,000 ($35.07)
    Regular Highways: $2,041,000 ($32.90)
    General - Other: $1,959,000 ($31.58)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,485,000 ($23.94)
    Libraries: $1,395,000 ($22.49)
    Transit Utilities: $624,000 ($10.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $593,000 ($9.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,522,000 ($56.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $6,224,000 ($100.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,169,000 ($18.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $572,000 ($9.22)
    General - Other: $317,000 ($5.11)
    Sewerage: $310,000 ($5.00)
    General Public Building: $284,000 ($4.58)
    Financial Administration: $117,000 ($1.89)
    Central Staff Services: $80,000 ($1.29)
    Public Welfare - Other: $61,000 ($0.98)
    Parking Facilities: $36,000 ($0.58)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $20,000 ($0.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $48,824,000 ($786.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($0.39)

Santa Cruz government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $13,526,000 ($218.02)
    Sewerage: $13,080,000 ($210.83)
    All Other: $5,233,000 ($84.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,916,000 ($47.00)
    Parking Facilities: $2,815,000 ($45.37)
    Regular Highways: $642,000 ($10.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $210,000 ($3.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $712,000 ($11.48)
    Highways: $368,000 ($5.93)
    Health and Hospitals: $58,000 ($0.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $191,000 ($3.08)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,721,000 ($59.98)
    Interest Earnings: $3,222,000 ($51.93)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,979,000 ($31.90)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,085,000 ($17.49)
    Donations From Private Sources: $244,000 ($3.93)
    Sale of Property: $177,000 ($2.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,021,000 ($322.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,099,000 ($98.31)
    All Other: $3,188,000 ($51.39)
    Highways: $1,027,000 ($16.55)
    Sewerage: $628,000 ($10.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $137,000 ($2.21)
  • Tax - Property: $18,259,000 ($294.31)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,683,000 ($172.19)
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,441,000 ($168.29)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,679,000 ($59.30)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $777,000 ($12.52)
    Other License: $607,000 ($9.78)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $563,000 ($9.07)
    NEC: $436,000 ($7.03)

Santa Cruz government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,643,000 ($1670.56)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $92,753,000 ($1495.03)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $54,325,000 ($875.63)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $54,325,000 ($875.63)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,384,000 ($425.27)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,494,000 ($249.74)

Santa Cruz government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,695,000 ($236.86)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $85,537,000 ($1378.72)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,176,000 ($986.06)

5.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($57,060 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
California average:

5.75%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($386 average AGI)
Santa Cruz County:

0.11%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Santa Clara County, CA  1.02% ($94,361 average AGI)
from Monterey County, CA  0.62% ($42,670)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.28% ($44,151)


7.17% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($53,342 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
California average:

6.27%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($810 average AGI)
Santa Cruz County:

0.08%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Santa Clara County, CA  1.15% ($85,093 average AGI)
to Monterey County, CA  0.62% ($38,459)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.35% ($43,984)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Santa Cruz fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 43
Total length: 214 meters (702ft)
Total costs: $22,010,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,736,632
Total average daily truck traffic: 91,711

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 22
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 7
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: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Santa Cruz, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 12 (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: 682 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Santa Cruz)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 116 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20
  • Hazardous Condition: 19
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Santa Cruz


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Santa Cruz, CA

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
Businesses in Santa Cruz, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1New Balance2
7-Eleven6Nike9
AT&T1OfficeMax1
Ace Hardware2Penske1
Best Western2PetSmart1
Big O Tires1Quality1
Blockbuster1Quiznos1
Burger King2RadioShack1
CVS2Ramada1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid1
Comfort Inn2Safeway2
Costco1Sears2
Curves1Staples1
Dennys1Starbucks2
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx9Super 82
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell3
Gap1The Room Place1
H&R Block1Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn1Trader Joe's1
Howard Johnson1Travelodge1
Jamba Juice2U-Haul3
Jones New York4UPS11
Knights Inn1Urban Outfitters1
Lane Furniture1Vans4
Little Caesars Pizza1Verizon Wireless2
Marshalls1Vons2
MasterBrand Cabinets4Walgreens1
McDonald's2Whole Foods Market1
Browse common businesses in Santa Cruz, CA


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