Scotts Valley, California

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Population in 2014: 11,858 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.2%
 
Males: 5,834  (49.2%)
Females: 6,024  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 95066.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $104,775 (it was $72,449 in 2000)
Scotts Valley:

$104,775
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $42,130 (it was $35,684 in 2000)

Scotts Valley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $562,971 (it was $394,500 in 2000)
Scotts Valley:

$562,971
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $599,973; Detached houses: $666,893; Townhouses or other attached units: $452,593; In 2-unit structures: $316,222; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $491,751; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $350,565; Mobile homes: $168,023

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,898.

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  • Races in Scotts Valley, CA (2010)

    Scotts Valley races chart
    • 9,26580.0%White alone
    • 1,15810.0%Hispanic
    • 5805.0%Asian alone
    • 4283.7%Two or more races
    • 900.8%Black alone
    • 290.3%American Indian alone
    • 150.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 150.1%Other race alone

Races in Scotts Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Scotts Valley: 151.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.6%), English (10.9%), Irish (9.5%), Italian (7.6%), United States (4.1%), Scottish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 570 feet

Land area: 4.60 square miles.

Population density: 2,576 people per square mile   (average).

Scotts Valley,CA real estate house value index trend

Scotts Valley, California map

For population 25 years and over in Scotts Valley:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Scotts Valley city:

  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

1,223 residents are foreign born (3.7% Europe, 3.7% Asia, 1.3% Latin America).

This city:

10.3%
California:

26.9%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Scotts Valley, California as of December 02, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Scotts Valley to the number of sex offenders is 1,945 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $5,735 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,461 (0.5%)

Scotts Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Cruz, CA (5.5 miles , pop. 54,593).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Jose, CA (19.1 miles , pop. 894,943).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (289.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Felton, CA (1.5 miles ), Mount Hermon, CA (1.6 miles ), Zayante, CA (1.8 miles ), Paradise Park, CA (1.8 miles ), Pasatiempo, CA (1.8 miles ), Lompico, CA (2.1 miles ), Ben Lomond, CA (2.1 miles ), Live Oak, CA (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 113 buildings, average cost: $243,600
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $250,400
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $278,900
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $329,600
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $365,700
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $262,200
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $378,600
  • 2005: 45 buildings, average cost: $340,000
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $392,200
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $600,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $400,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $400,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $382,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $382,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $382,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $382,000
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $382,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.05 N, Longitude: 122.01 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +461 (+3.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,322 (23.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 831

Scotts Valley household income distribution Scotts Valley home values distribution

Crime rates in Scotts Valley by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0001000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.08.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1422224232416
per 100,000 8.534.617.517.717.818.035.918.026.717.134.08.650.9
Robberies 1432214123224
per 100,000 8.534.626.317.717.89.035.99.017.825.617.017.133.9
Assaults 101410119826881087
per 100,000 84.7121.187.697.580.072.018.054.171.268.384.968.459.3
Burglaries 45643579605153594663535642
per 100,000 381.3553.7306.6700.4533.1458.9476.2531.6409.1537.7450.1478.9356.1
Thefts 260264220257262212213219195200261220207
per 100,000 2,202.82,284.11,927.52,278.62,328.11,907.51,913.91,973.31,734.41,707.12,216.61,881.31,755.0
Auto thefts 1213101512668616111115
per 100,000 101.7112.587.6133.0106.654.053.972.153.4136.693.494.1127.2
Arson 2031233041032
per 100,000 16.90.026.38.917.827.027.00.035.68.50.025.717.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 149.4201.7145.2207.9174.8144.5157.6150.1143.4152.1177.2142.2168.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Scotts Valley detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 28 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
California average:

2.32
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,675 (+30.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Scotts Valley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Scotts Valley, California

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Earthquake activity:

Scotts Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 761% 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 85.1 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 14.0 miles away from Scotts Valley 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 157.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 220.3 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 111.0 miles away from Scotts Valley center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 316.2 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, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Scotts Valley topographic map

Birthplace of: David Campbell (Ninja Warrior) - TV series contestant.

Main business address for: RAINMAKER SYSTEMS INC (SERVICES-MANAGEMENT SERVICES), BORLAND SOFTWARE CORP (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE).

Hospitals and medical centers in Scotts Valley:

  • HOSPICE CARING PROJECT (940 DISC DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Scotts Valley:

  • DOMINICAN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • SANTA CRUZ SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • SANTA CRUZ SKILLED NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • SUTTER MATERNITY & SURGERY CENTER OF SANTA CRUZ Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND TRANSITIONAL CARE-SANTA CRUZ (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • DOMINICAN HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; SANTA CRUZ, CA)

Amtrak stations near Scotts Valley:

  • 6 miles: SANTA CRUZ (920 PACIFIC AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: WATSONVILLE (W. LAKE AVE. & RODRIGUEZ ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scotts Valley:

  • University of California-Santa Cruz (about 5 miles; Santa Cruz, CA; Full-time enrollment: 17,751)
  • Cabrillo College (about 7 miles; Aptos, CA; FT enrollment: 7,729)
  • West Valley College (about 15 miles; Saratoga, CA; FT enrollment: 6,128)
  • De Anza College (about 19 miles; Cupertino, CA; FT enrollment: 16,729)
  • San Jose City College (about 19 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • San Jose State University (about 21 miles; San Jose, CA; FT enrollment: 23,357)
  • Santa Clara University (about 22 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 7,640)

Public high school in Scotts Valley:

Public elementary/middle schools in Scotts Valley:

Private elementary/middle school in Scotts Valley:

  • BAYMONTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 360, Location: 5000B GRANITE CREEK RD, Grades: PK-8)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

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Notable locations in Scotts Valley: Valley Garden Golf Course (A), Sequoia Industrial Park (B), Scotts Valley City Hall (C), Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce (D), Scotts Valley Branch Santa Cruz City-County Library (E), Scotts Valley Fire Protection District Station 2 (F), Scotts Valley Fire Protection District Station 1 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Scotts Village Shopping Center (1), Scotts Valley Square Shopping Center (2), Kings Village Shopping Center (3), Graham Plaza Shopping Center (4), Camp Evers Shopping Center (5), Santas Village Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Scotts Valley include: RAINMAKER SYSTEMS INC (A), BORLAND SOFTWARE CORP (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Scotts Valley include: Community Foursquare Church of Scotts Valley (A), San Augustin Catholic Church (B), Scotts Valley Community Bible Church (C), Scotts Valley First Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Spring Lakes (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Scotts Valley include: Bethany Park (1), Siltanen Community Park (2), MacDorsa Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Best Western Inn Scotts Valley (6020 Scotts Valley Drive).

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 109. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

109
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.397. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.397
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 11.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.405. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.405
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.29
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 0.00259. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00259
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.2%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.1% for American Indian residents, 2.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.7%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Scotts Valley in 2010:

  • 227 people in college/university student housing
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)

People in group quarters in Scotts Valley in 2000:

  • 229 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 205 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Scotts Valley (2011 data):

  • Comerica Bank: Scotts Valley Branch at 228 Mt. Hermon Road, branch established on 1969/09/25. 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
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Scotts Valley Branch at 247 Mount Herman Road, 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.
  • Santa Cruz County Bank: Scotts Valley Branch at 4604 Scotts Valley Drive, branch established on 2004/11/15. Info updated 2008/10/28: Bank assets: $320.2 mil, Deposits: $288.2 mil, headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Mount Hermon Road Safeway Branch at 253 Mount Hermon Road, branch established on 2010/08/16. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Mt Herman Branch at 100 Kings Village Road, branch established on 1912/01/01. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: Scotts Valley Branch at 4525 Scotts Valley Drive, branch established on 1973/12/13. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
California average:

15.4

Scotts Valley travel time to work - commute Scotts Valley mode of transportation to work chart

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

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.
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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Scotts Valley:

52.4%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Scotts Valley:

51.1%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Scotts Valley:

28.2
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.3%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.4%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Scotts Valley:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.0%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Scotts Valley:

58.9%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Scotts Valley:

79.9%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Scotts Valley, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$15,560$62,2400$0
Other Government Administration 2$13,302$79,81215$3,718
Police Protection - Officers 19$141,233$89,2000$0
Police - Other 9$43,080$57,4406$773
Streets and Highways 8$49,605$74,4081$1,827
Sewerage 7$40,815$69,9690$0
Parks and Recreation 6$26,404$52,80827$19,776
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$30,737$92,2111$2,664
Other and Unallocable 1$5,035$60,4201$1,796
Totals for Government 59$365,771$74,39451$30,554

Scotts Valley government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,176,000 ($99.17)
    Regular Highways: $712,000 ($60.04)
    Housing & Community Development: $287,000 ($24.20)
    Police Protection: $131,000 ($11.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $89,000 ($7.51)
    Central Staff Services: $73,000 ($6.16)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,919,000 ($246.16)
    Sewerage: $1,471,000 ($124.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,295,000 ($109.21)
    Central Staff Services: $1,057,000 ($89.14)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,027,000 ($86.61)
    Regular Highways: $631,000 ($53.21)
    Financial Administration: $419,000 ($35.33)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $201,000 ($16.95)
    Health Services - Other: $114,000 ($9.61)
    General - Other: $65,000 ($5.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,452,000 ($206.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $225,000 ($18.97)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $17,000 ($1.43)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($1.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,190,000 ($353.35)

Scotts Valley government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,964,000 ($165.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $875,000 ($73.79)
    All Other: $214,000 ($18.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $6,000 ($0.51)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,165,000 ($182.58)
    General Revenue, NEC: $350,000 ($29.52)
    Special Assessments: $48,000 ($4.05)
    Rents: $28,000 ($2.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $986,000 ($83.15)
    General Support: $681,000 ($57.43)
    Highways: $218,000 ($18.38)
    Health & Hospitals: $33,000 ($2.78)
  • Tax - Property: $3,980,000 ($335.64)
    Total General Sales: $1,870,000 ($157.70)
    Public Utilities: $1,344,000 ($113.34)
    NEC: $878,000 ($74.04)
    Other Selective Sales: $443,000 ($37.36)

Scotts Valley government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $21,108,000 ($1780.06)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $10,765,000 ($907.83)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $19,936,000 ($1681.23)
    Other, NEC: $10,525,000 ($887.59)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,172,000 ($98.84)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $240,000 ($20.24)

Scotts Valley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $483,000 ($40.73)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $14,143,000 ($1192.70)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $22,237,000 ($1875.27)

5.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,865 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
California average:

5.03%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($318 average AGI)
Santa Cruz County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.89% ($70,031 average AGI)
from Monterey County, CA  0.54% ($38,507)
from Alameda County, CA  0.22% ($56,459)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,445 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
California average:

5.12%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($141 average AGI)
Santa Cruz County:

0.05%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.93% ($59,568 average AGI)
to Monterey County, CA  0.86% ($34,670)
to Alameda County, CA  0.29% ($41,232)

Strongest AM radio stations in Scotts Valley:

  • KSCO (1080 AM; 10 kW; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KOMY (1340 AM; 1 kW; LA SELVA BEACH, CA; Owner: ZWERLING BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYAA (1200 AM; 25 kW; SOQUEL, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KSJX (1500 AM; 10 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • KSRK (540 AM; 10 kW; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Scotts Valley:

  • 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.)
  • KZSC (88.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KBAA (94.5 FM; GILROY, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSRI (90.7 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K240CD (95.9 FM; SOQUEL, ETC., CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KUFX (98.5 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRTY (95.3 FM; LOS GATOS, CA; Owner: KRTY, LTD.)
  • 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.)
  • KLVM (89.7 FM; PRUNEDALE, CA; Owner: PRUNEDALE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • KUSP (88.9 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL B/CING. FOUNDATION,INC.)
  • K260AA (99.9 FM; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWAV (96.9 FM; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING OF MONTEREY)
  • K265DG (100.9 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Scotts Valley:

  • KNTV (Channel 11; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KNTV LICENSE, INC.)
  • KKPX (Channel 65; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: PAXSON SAN JOSE LICENSE, INC.)
  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KBIT-CA (Channel 28; SAN FRANCISCO, ETC., CA; Owner: POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICU-TV (Channel 36; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTEH1 (Channel 54; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)
  • 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 Scotts Valley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 41m135ftTotal length
  • $2,375,000Total costs
  • 240,960Total average daily traffic
  • 10,349Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • JOAN ROBBINS, 315 Southwood Dr (Lat: 37.049167 Lon: -122.005556), Type: 39.6, Overall height: 39.6 m, Registrant: 2024635295, Scarmel@dcoffice.Gte.Com, 1850 M STREET, NW, SUITE 1200
  • SHARON YEAGER, 315 Southwood Dr (Lat: 37.049167 Lon: -122.005556), Type: 39.6, Overall height: 39.6 m, Registrant: 6783394277, Carol.King@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE
  • Lisa M Minney, 315 Southwood Dr (Lat: 37.049167 Lon: -122.005556), Type: 39.6, Overall height: 39.6 m, Registrant: 7244162000, Regulatory@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • CHRISTINE A VERRE, 315 Southwood Dr (Lat: 37.049167 Lon: -122.005556), Type: 39.6, Overall height: 39.6 m, Registrant: 7244162516, Monica.Gambino@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Douglas I Brandon, 3650 Graham Hill Road (Lat: 37.046111 Lon: -122.048611), Type: 44.2, Overall height: 35.1 m, Registrant: 2022239222, David.Jatlow@attws.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE., NW, 4TH FL
  • 315 Southwood Dr (Lat: 37.049167 Lon: -122.005556), Type: 39.6, Overall height: 39.6 m, Registrant: 7703911732, Jrobbins@mobilnet.Gte.Com, 245 PERIMETER CTR PKY
  • 3650 Graham Hill Road (Lat: 37.046111 Lon: -122.048611), Type: 44.2, Overall height: 35.1 m, Registrant: 4053918400, , 401 E. MEMORIAL ROAD, SUITE 300

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 7 Erba Ln (Lat: 37.049389 Lon: -122.019694), Call Sign: KZT546
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.770 MHz, 154.190 MHz, 154.280 MHz, 154.325 MHz, 154.415 MHzGrant Date: 11/08/2014, Expiration Date: 02/05/2025Registrant: County Of Santa Cruz, 701 Ocean Street, Room 530, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 454-2025, Fax: (831) 454-3124, Email:
  • Lodato Park Radio Site (Lat: 37.049111 Lon: -122.005528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 34 m, Call Sign: KFF396
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.920 MHzGrant Date: 12/06/2014, Expiration Date: 02/15/2025Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6437, Fax: (916) 657-9233, Email:
  • Lat: 37.064667 Lon: -122.047472, Call Sign: WQAM377
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.005 MHz, 159.525 MHzGrant Date: 04/19/2014, Expiration Date: 07/01/2024, Certifier: Matt MillerRegistrant: Peninsula Communications, 6 Rossi Circle Suite C, Salinas, CA 93907, Phone: (831) 784-1900, Fax: (831) 758-1945, Email:
  • Lat: 37.048417 Lon: -122.034306, Call Sign: WQDX280
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.325 MHz, 464.825 MHzGrant Date: 10/15/2015, Expiration Date: 11/21/2025, Certifier: Al ZapataRegistrant: Atlas License Company, 7002 Graham Road, Suite 219, Indianapolis, IN 46220, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 813-4870, Email:
  • Lat: 37.036111 Lon: -122.023333, Call Sign: WQEV717
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.412 MHz, 462.112 MHz, 463.337 MHz, 464.462 MHzGrant Date: 04/27/2006, Expiration Date: 04/27/2016, Certifier: Rich HigdonRegistrant: Bearcom Operating LP, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (800) 458-9887, Fax: (214) 355-1714, Email:
  • SCOTTS VALLEY FS, 7 Erba Ln. (Lat: 37.049389 Lon: -122.019694), Type: Bant, Structure height: 14 m, Call Sign: WQKN316
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.040 MHzGrant Date: 07/21/2009, Expiration Date: 07/21/2019, Certifier: Mike Del FavaRegistrant: County Of Santa Cruz, 701 Ocean Street, Room 530, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 454-2025, Fax: (831) 454-3124, Email:
  • 3100 Bean Creek Rd (Lat: 37.083444 Lon: -122.008111), Type: Bant, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQOB449
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.875 MHzGrant Date: 08/02/2011, Expiration Date: 08/02/2021, Certifier: Ed CovertRegistrant: Visiplex, Inc., 100 N Fairway Drive, Suite 120, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone: (847) 918-0250, Fax: (847) 918-0259, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

187 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Scotts Valley)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Scotts Valley)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$462,00924$430,660184$372,0316$295,5239$347,5303$162,770
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$437,27018$433,7490$01$440,9700$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$548,3903$278,01038$423,0271$120,0503$308,0903$162,487
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$04$360,34524$407,8451$258,9301$490,6700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$434,8107$425,1090$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1208.00 , 1209.00, 1212.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$269,190
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$273,150
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1208.00 , 1209.00, 1212.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Scotts Valley and their reported violations in the past:

LA MADRONA ATHLETIC CLUB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
SADDLE MOUNTAIN WS (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Scotts Valley that have no violations reported:

  • CATHEDRAL WOODS MUTUAL WATER (Population served: 48, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 53
  • Hazardous Condition: 87
  • Service Call: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 20

Incident types - Scotts Valley

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Scotts Valley, CA
Most common first names in Scotts Valley, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6578.4 years
Robert5772.8 years
William4780.0 years
Mary4184.7 years
Ruth3983.4 years
James3873.2 years
Helen3682.9 years
Charles3176.7 years
Dorothy3083.1 years
George3077.7 years
Most common last names in Scotts Valley, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3278.0 years
Anderson2182.0 years
Miller1776.1 years
Johnson1373.2 years
Davis1378.8 years
Brown1179.6 years
Williams1174.9 years
Stewart1182.7 years
Peterson986.1 years
Reed875.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
Businesses in Scotts Valley, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware2Payless1
Baskin-Robbins1Quiznos1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Burger King1Safeway1
CVS1Sears1
FedEx5Starbucks3
GameStop1Subway1
Goodwill2T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Jamba Juice1UPS6
Jones New York2Vons1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Kroger1

Scotts Valley compared to California state average:

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

Scotts Valley on our top lists:

  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a motorcycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #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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