Santa Cruz, CA

63,310 Population
12.7 square miles 4,969.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.2%
was 0.2%
 
Population Density
4,969.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
26.2%
was 26.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
13.6%
was 13.9%
 
Percent Under 18
13.2%
was 13.9%
 
Percent 65 and Over
10.5%
was 9.7%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.8
was 6.7
Ranked 10th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
24.1%
was 23.8%
 
Median Household Income
$62,471
was $62,164
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
50.1
49.6
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
3.1
was 6.4
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
778.8
was 651.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
5,557.5
was 5,059.4
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
23,974
was 23,499
 
Median Rent
$1,576
was $1,545
 
Total Building Permits
75
was 47
 
Occupied Housing Units
22,088
was 21,516
 
Homeownership Rate
43.8%
was 44.0%
 
Single Family Building Permits
49
was 45
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,881.7
was 1,844.5
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
13.2%
was 14.1%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
26
was 2
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
3.2
was 2.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.2
was 0.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.2%
was 97.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
88.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 99.5%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
93.6%
was 92.8%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
51.1%
was 51.5%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
94.2%
was 96.0%
 
Debt Service Ratio
2.7%
was 4.7%
 
Revenue
 
$154,711,153
$149,219,854
 
Expenditure
 
$163,217,215
$151,251,101
 
Revenue per Capita
$2,494
was $2,436
 
Expenditure per Capita
$2,631
was $2,470
 

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